SIU looks to open the tournament with an upset win
Southern finishe the regular season with an 11-44 record
The Salukis built a three run lead by could not hold on late
The Salukis and Red Storm will face each other for the first time ever
Southern closes out regular season MVC play
Photo Gallery vs. Missouri State May 8-10, 2015
Named an MVC Scholar-Athlete honorable mention...Played in 48 games and made 42 starts, 24 in center field and 18 in left field...Played in 19 conference games and started 16 conference games...Put together a team-best 10-game hitting streak from 3/21 through 4/6...Recorded 12 multi-hit games...Recorded a career-best three hits on 3/5 at Belmont...Recorded four multi-RBI games...Recorded two outfield assists and did not commit an error in 114 chances...Matched a season-high with two RBIs vs. Evansville in the first game of the MVC Tournament.
Prior to SIU
Played 2013 summer ball with the Slippery Rock (Pa.) Sliders of the Prospect League...Hit .343 with a .375 OBP, 23 hits, 11 runs, five RBIs, five doubles and eight stolen bases...Played his sophomore year at Chandler-Gilbert Community College...Hit .337 with a .381 OBP, 66 hits, 24 RBIs, 28 runs scored, five doubles, five triples and 12 stolen bases...Hosted his own sports radio talk show at Chandler-Gilbert...Began his college career at Central Arizona Community College in 2012...In one year at Central Arizona, hit .270 in 30 at-bats with a .290 OBP, eight hits, four RBIs, four runs scored, one triple and two stole bases.
A two-time All-Conference selection...Led the team to a state runner-up as a senior in 2011, hitting .340 with a .440 OBP, 36 hits, 28 RBIs, 32 runs scored, five home runs, 10 doubles and 10 stolen bases...As a junior, helped the Huskies to a 28-5 record and the state quarterfinals...Hit .432 with a .538 OBP, 41 hits, 24 RBIs, 37 runs scored, three home runs, 12 doubles and six stolen bases...His .432 average in 2010 was seventh highest in the state, earning an All-State honorable mention...Maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher for four years and graduated with high honors...Also involved in student government.
Full name is Parker William Osborne...Born on Sept. 3, 1992...Son of Kevin and Kimber Osborne...Father is an aircraft mechanic and mother is a flight attendant...Has one sister, Julia...Majoring in sports administration.