Connor Kopach
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    Connor  Kopach

    Class:
    RS Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Westmont, Ill.

    High School:
    Downers Grove North

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 170

    Position:
    INF

    Birthdate:
    08/04/1994

    Experience:
    2nd


    05/25/2016

    Saluki Baseball opens MVC Championship with 4-3 win over Evansville

    Chad Whitmer earned his seventh win of the season

    05/24/2016

    Saluki Baseball places six on All-MVC teams

    Michael Baird and Logan Blackfan both earned first-team honors

    05/24/2016

    Salukis open MVC Championship with Evansville

    Chad Whitmer gets the starting nod on the mound for SIU

    05/21/2016

    Salukis end regular season finale with 2-1 loss to Bradley

    A ninth inning rally fell just short for SIU

    05/20/2016

    Saluki Baseball outhit in 7-1 loss to Bradley

    SIU had eight hits in the game to Bradley's 14

    04/12/2016

    SIU vs. Eastern Illinois

    SIU vs. Eastern Illinois; April 12, 2016

    02/27/2016

    SIU vs. WIU 02/27/16

    Photos from Saturday Feb. 27, 2016's game against Western Illinois

    05/22/2014

    SIU Baseball Missouri Valley Tournament vs. Wichita State

    Photo Gallery

    05/20/2014

    SIU Baseball Missouri Valley Tournament vs. Evansville

    Photo Gallery

    05/03/2014

    SIU Baseball vs. Evansville May 3, 2014

    Photo Gallery

    2015 (Sophomore)
    Played in four games with three starts… Had a season-high three hits against Eastern Kentucky on 2/20… Missed the remainder of the season with a broken hand.


    (Freshman)
    2014 Game-by-Game
    Played in 49 games and started 39 games...Started the final 22 games of the season at second base...Moved into the leadoff spot for the final 15 games of the season and hit .255 with eight runs scored during that stretch...Recorded his first career hit on 2/16 with a double at Western Kentucky...Drove in a career-high two runs on 4/15 vs. UT Martin...Recorded a career-high four hits on 5/2 vs. Evansville, which tied for the most by a Saluki in 2014...Second on the team with nine stolen bases in 11 attempts...Committed only four errors, least among SIU middle infielders...Appeared in 17 conference games and made 14 starts...Hit .281 in conference games, second-highest on the team.

    High School
    A two-time All-Conference selection and led Downers Grove North to the sectional final his senior year...Batted .583 with a .706 on-base percentage in the playoffs...All-State honorable mention in 2013...Helped the Trojans to a 20-15 record as a senior in 2013...Led the team with a .443 average with three home runs, 10 doubles, three triples, 41 runs scored and 20 stolen bases...Selected Player of the Year by the News Progress...Two-time All-Area in the Daily Herald and selected for the East team in the Illinois Coaches Association All-Star Game...As a junior, batted .383...A member of the honor roll and the All-Academic team...Also played golf and basketball.

    Personal
    Born on Aug. 4, 1994 in Hinsdale, Ill....Son of David and Lori Kopack...Father is a crew leader at ComEd and mother is an office manager for a dental office...Has one brother, Corey, and one sister, Haley...Majoring in sports administration.

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