Southern Illinois stranded eight runners in scoring position.
All three of SIU's hits and and all three of its runs came in the ninth inning.
SIU overcame a 3-0 first inning deficit and survived the Skyhawks' three-run seventh inning.
The Salukis overcame a 4-0 first inning hole to avoid a sweep against the first place Bears.
The Salukis allowed six runs in the final three innings to drop the series opener to the Bears.
Appeared in 55 games and made 51 starts, all in center field...Second on the team with 10 stolen bases in 14 attempts...Led the team with 10 successful sacrifice bunts...On April 9 vs. Southeast Missouri State, drove in a career-high three runs and scored a career-high four runs, tied for the most by a Saluki in 2013...Did not commit an error in the first 49 games of the season and committed just one all year.
Played in 50 games and made 46 starts...Hit .354 in 20 conference games, sixth highest in the Missouri Valley Conference...His .434 on-base percentage in conference games was fifth highest in the MVC...Hit .303 overall, fourth highest on the team...Led the team by being hit by a pitch 10 times...Committed just two errors and led the team with four outfield assists...Second on the team with eight stolen bases in nine attempts...Second on the team among starters with a .385 on-base percentage...Recorded 14 multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games...Recorded a season-best nine-game hitting streak from 3/17 through 4/1...Drove in a season-high three runs against Creighton on 4/22...After missing three games with a minor injury, started SIU's last 28 games in center field.
Prior to SIU: Played two years at Danville Area (Ill.) Community College...Hit .395 as a freshman for the Jaguars and was an all-conference selection...Was a three-year letter winner in high school and a member of the all-Hoosier Crossroads Conference team his junior and senior seasons...Hit .396 as a senior at Harrison High School.
Personal: Full name is Renato Tyler Troggio...Born on Dec. 14, 1990 in Rockdale, Texas...Son of Gene and Lori Troggio...Father is a safety manager and mother is a hair stylist...Has two brothers...Majoring in history.