The Salukis were held to six hits in the loss
SIU looks to open the tournament with an upset win
Southern was limited to two hits in the loss
Southern closes out regular season MVC play
SIU could not capitalize on chances to to tie the game late
Made 18 appearances with four starts… Recorded 34 strikeouts on the season… Pitched a career-high seven innings against Missouri State on 5/8, while also recording a season-high six strikeouts.
Made 16 relief appearances...Made six conference relief appearances...Second among SIU relievers with 36.0 innings pitched...Threw a career-best 5.0 innings in relief against Illinois on 3/14, the longest relief outing by a Saluki in 2014...Picked up his first two collegiate wins in his first two outings on 2/15 at Western Kentucky and on 2/21 vs. Western Illinois...Struck out a career-high five batters on 3/14 vs. Illinois.
A three-time All-Conference selection...As a senior, went 7-1 with a 1.94 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 50.2 innings...As a junior, had a 5-4 record with a 1.44 ERA and hit .386...As a sophomore, had a 6-2 record and led the Northern Indiana Athletic Conference with a 1.50 ERA...Played with the Michiana Clippers summer team...Member of the honor roll...Played basketball freshman year.
Full name is Chad A. Whitmer...Born on May 11, 1995 in South Bend, Ind....Son of Doug and Sara Whitmer...Father is a web developer, mother is an accountant...Has one sister, Valerie...Majoring in sports administration.