SIU was swept for the second time in 2013.
Southern Illinois stranded eight runners in scoring position.
The Salukis allowed six runs in the final three innings to drop the series opener to the Bears.
SIU recorded a season-best 20 hits to avoid being swept on the road.
A two-out, 10th inning single through the left side of the infield ended Friday's game.
May 16, 2013
Played in 39 games and started 33 games, 16 at third base and 17 at second base...Played in 15 conference games and started 12 conference games...Delivered a 16th-inning walk-off single on 3/22 vs. Purdue...Hit a 13th-inning walk-off single on 4/11 vs. Indiana State...Recorded seven multi-hit games and two multi-RBI games...Went 2 for 4 as a pinch hitter.
Appeared in 55 of SIU's 58 games and made 54 starts, 45 at shortstop and nine at second base...Started SIU's first 44 games at shortstop before moving to second base...Hit a 10th-inning, walk-off single against Eastern Kentucky on 3/29...Hit his first Division I home run on 3/12 at Middle Tennessee State...Recorded five three-hit games...Started all three of SIU's games in the MVC Tournament at second base.
Prior to SIU
Played one season at Gateway Community College and hit .312 with 23 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 14 attempts in 50 games with the Geckos in 2012...Began his college career at Long Island University Brooklyn...Appeared in 10 games and made one start for the Blackbirds and went 3-for-12.
As a senior at Sunnyside High School, hit .427 with two home runs and 39 RBI...A two-time selection for first team all-city in baseball and basketball and second team All-Arizona in baseball...Was an all-state golfer as a junior.
Full name is Ryan Albert Rosthenhausler...Born on March 31, 1992...Son of Jimmy and Marissa Rosthenhausler...Father is a maintenance supervisor and mother is a director of sales and marketing...Has two brothers and one sister...majoring in criminology and criminal justice.