Southern Illinois stranded eight runners in scoring position.
The series starts Friday and will be a rematch of the 2012 MVC Tournament's championship game.
SIU committed a season-high five errors, and Missouri State capitalized, scoring four runs or more in three separate innings.
Southern has won seven of its last nine games.
Southern Illinois held three different leads before surrendering two runs in the bottom of the eighth.
Made 12 starts and two relief appearances...Began the season as SIU's third weekend starter...All 11 of his regular season starts were weekend starts...Departed the game in line for the win in four of his first seven starts...Posted a 2.95 ERA in his first seven starts...Had his best outing on 3/18, holding Illinois to six hits in seven scoreless innings...Took the loss in each of his last four starts of the season...Started against Wichita State in SIU's third game of the MVC Tournament...After allowing a home run in his first start of the season, went 54.2 innings before surrendering another home run...Named to the MVC Honor Roll, which requires a minimum 3.2 GPA and 12 credit hours for the spring semester.
Prior to SIU: Played one season at Cowley County (Kan.) Community College...As a sophomore in 2012, posted a 5-3 record with a 2.37 ERA and four shutouts...Struck out 52 batters and walked just one for a 13-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 53 innings of work...Named first team All-Jayhawk Conference...As a freshman at Washburn (Kan.) University, went 5-5 with a 3.68 ERA and two shutouts...Recorded 53 strikeouts in 71 innings and held opponents to a .229 batting average.
High School: Graduated from Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park, Kan. where he played baseball and lettered in one year of varsity football...Was named second team All-Eastern Kansas League as a junior and honorable mention All-EKL as a senior...Was a member of National Honor Society in high school.
Personal: Full name is Derek Spencer Fogel...Born on Aug. 23, 1992 in Royal Oak, Mich....Son of Dave and Melanie Fogel...Father is a morning DJ in Chicago and mother is a doctor's assistant...Dave Fogel played high school football with John Elway...Has one older sister, Maddie, who was a member of the swim team at the University of Arkansas...His grandfather, Jerry Fogel, was an actor who appeared in numerous television shows and movies in the 1970s...majoring in communications.