SIU surrendered a pair of one-run leads as the bullpen was called upon for nearly five innings of work.
SIU rallied for two in the eighth and scored three more in the ninth.
Keenan Maddox hit a walk-off home run with one out in the ninth to break a scoreless tie.
The Salukis surrendered a season-high four home runs in the loss.
Wichita State scored the winning on on a wild pitch in the 10th.
Last updated June 12, 2012
2012 (Freshman):Played in 20 games and made 10 starts...Started seven games in right field and three as the designated hitter...Drove in four runs...Made his collegiate debut as a defensive replacement on Opening Day, 2/17, at North Florida...Delivered his first collegiate hit with a ninth-inning pinch-hit double against Jacksonville State...Recorded two multi-hit games...Five of his 10 hits were doubles...Missed the last week of the regular season and the conference tournament with a broken hand.
Prior to SIU: Was a three sport athlete at South Elgin High School where he lettered in baseball, basketball and football...Was named all-conference and all-area in football and baseball as a junior and senior...Also an academic all-state selection in football...Led the baseball team to its first regional championship his junior season...Helped the baseball team to a school record 22 wins and an appearances in the regional championship as a senior...Led the football team to its first ever playoff appearance and first ever playoff victory and was an all-state honorable mention...Set school records for career passing yards, touchdowns and wins as the starting quarterback.
Personal: Full name is John Thomas Menken...Born on Jan. 23, 1993 in Elmhurst, Ill....Son of Thomas and JoAnn Menken...Father works in sales and mother works for School District 54...Has one brother, Nick...Majoring in business management.