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


    05/03/2016

    Saluki Baseball faces in-state rival Illinois on Wednesday

    SIU defeated the Illini twice earlier this season

    05/01/2016

    Saluki Baseball wins first series against Wichita State since 2006

    Michael Baird earned his seventh win of the season

    04/30/2016

    Smith's walk-off home run gives Salukis 8-5 win over Shockers

    It's the first walk-off home run for Southern since 2006

    04/28/2016

    Saluki Baseball hosts Wichita State for three-game series

    Southern looks to win a series against the Shockers for the first time since 2006

    04/25/2016

    Salukis meet Redhawks for Tuesday night matchup

    SIU defeated SEMO earlier this season

    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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    Wednesday, May 4
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Baseball Champaign, Ill. 3:30 PM
    Friday, May 6
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Baseball Springfield, Mo. 6:30 PM
    Saturday, May 7
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Baseball Springfield, Mo. 2:00 PM
    Sunday, May 8
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Baseball Springfield, Mo. 1:00 PM
    Friday, May 13
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Baseball Evansville, Ind. 6:00 PM
    Saturday, May 14
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Baseball Evansville, Ind. 2:00 PM
    Sunday, May 15
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Baseball Evansville, Ind. 1:00 PM
    Tuesday, May 17
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Baseball Sauget, Ill. 7:00 PM
    Thursday, May 19
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Baseball Carbondale, Ill. 6:30 PM
    Friday, May 20
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Baseball Carbondale, Ill. 6:30 PM