Chad Whitmer gets the starting nod on the mound for SIU
The three-game series starts on Thursday
The two schools last met in 2013
The Illini scored four runs on two Saluki errors in the eighth
SIU defeated the Illini twice earlier this season
2015 (Redshirt Senior)
Made 15 appearances with 10 starts… Finished the season with a 2-4 record… Picked up his first win of the season on 4/11 at Indiana State… His second win of the season came on 5/21 against Illinois State in the MVC tournament… Recorded 33 strikeouts and finished the year with an ERA of 3.95.
Recovered from Tommy John surgery...Did not appear in any games.
Started SIU's first four midweek games before suffering a season-ending injury...Earned his first Division I win in his first start, allowing two runs in five innings against UT Martin...Struck out a season-high four batters in his final outing, a 4-2 loss to Middle Tennessee State.
Prior to SIU
Played two seasons at Lincoln Land Community College...Went 16-5 with a 4.13 in two seasons at Lincoln Land...Went 9-4 with a 4.01 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 83 innings as a sophomore in 2012...Twice named an honorable mention on the All-Mid-West Athletic Conference Team.
Led Glenwood to a 3A state championship as a senior in 2010 and was the winning pitcher in the semi-final game...Posted a 9-1 record and a 1.73 ERA with 83 strikeouts in 60 innings pitched in 2010...A Central State Eight first team all-conference selection...Selected as a member of the State Journal-Register All-Star Team...A 2010 Under Armour Preseason All-American...Went 4-0 with a 1.79 ERA in 43 innings of work as a junior in 2009...Helped the Titans to a state runner-up finish in 2009...An all-tournament selection in the 2010 CABA High School World Series...Played for the Springfield Sliders in the Prospect League in 2011.
Personal: Full name is Bryce Corbin Sablotny...Born May 3, 1992 in Springfield, Ill....Majoring in sport administration...Son of H.B. Sablotny and Kim Sablotny...Father owns his own business and mother is a school bus driver...Has one older sister, Tara....Attended the same high school as Major League All-Star Jayson Werth.