Aaron Roberts
    Aaron Roberts


    Chatham, Ill.

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 207




    Last updated on Jan. 8, 2010

    Three-year starting outfielder...Has the most experience on anyone on the team, as he has appeared in 155 games entering his senior season.

    2009: One of three Salukis to start in all 52 games...50 of his starts came in right field while two were in center...Hit .301 on the year with 20 RBI...Only struck out 24 times in 196 at-bats...Tied for the team lead with 35 runs scored...Hit safely in 12-straight games (4/11-5/2), which tied for the longest hitting streak by a Saluki...Registered 17 multiple-hit games, including a team-high five, three-hit games...Scored two runs in six different games and SIU posted a 4-2 record in those games...Had a two-out, walk-off single in bottom of ninth to give SIU a 7-6 win over Illinois State (4/25). He was 3-for-3 in that game with two sacrifices and that was one of three, two-RBI games he had on the year, the last coming in a 10-6 win over Indiana State in the final game of the MVC Tournament...Went 4-for-5 with one RBI and one run scored in a 9-4 win at Middle Tennessee (3/17)...Matched the club's season-high by drawing three walks against Southeast Missouri State in a 7-0 victory (4/7)...Led the team with six stolen bases in eight attempts.

    2008: Saw action in 47 games, making 45 starts...Hit .290 with 28 runs scored, six doubles, one triple, 33 RBI and six stolen bases...Ranked second on the team in both RBI and stolen bases...Tied for first on the team with a .991 fielding percentage...Had two or more hits in 16 games and knocked in two or more runs in eight contests...Registered a season-high four hits and a career-high four RBI at Illinois State (5/10)...Ended the year with hits in five of his last seven games...Hit .362 and led the Dawgs with 18 RBI in 18 conference starts.

    2007: Second team all-MVC pick...Was named to the Ping!Baseball All-Freshman Team...Made the College Baseball Foundation's National Honor Roll on Mar. 20...Started in 55 games, primarily in right field...Hit .349 and scored a team-high 52 runs...Had five doubles, a triple and 17 RBI...Led the team with 13 stolen bases in 17 attempts...Ranked second on the team with 21 multiple-hit games, including five with three hits...Held a 14-game hitting streak Mar. 7-28...Had two or more hits in seven-straight games from Mar. 7-17...Hit safely in 14 of his last 16 games of the season...Was the Salukis' second-leading hitter in league play with a .365 average in 24 starts...Hit safely and scored in 12 consecutive games from Mar. 10-28...Had a career-high five hits when he went a perfect 5-for-5 with three runs scored against Murray State (3/21)...Knocked in two or more runs on three occasions.

    Prior to SIU: Four-year starter at Chatham-Glenwood High School...Three-time all-conference selection...Garnered Chicago Tribune and Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association all-state honors as a senior...Finished a strong prep career by hitting .544 with 46 runs scored, 12 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 49 RBI...Hit .486 with 52 runs, 14 doubles, eight triples, three home runs, 38 RBI and 26 stolen bases as a junior...Also hit over .400 as a sophomore.

    Personal: Full name is Aaron Mark Roberts...Majors in history...Born Oct. 8, 1987...Son of David and Jane Roberts.

    Aaron Roberts' Career Statistics at Southern Illinois

    Year Avg. G-GS AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SO BB TB SLG% SB-A E FLD%
    2007 .349 56-55 218 52 76 17 5 1 0 28 19 83 .381 13-17 4 .964
    2008 .290 47-45 176 28 51 33 6 1 0 19 13 59 .335 6-9 1 .991
    2009 .301 52-52 196 35 59 20 7 0 0 24 18 66 .337 6-8 2 .983
    Totals .315 155-152 590 115 186 70 18 2 0 71 50 208 .353 25-34 7 .979