SIU was swept for the second time in 2013.
The series starts Friday and will be a rematch of the 2012 MVC Tournament's championship game.
The Salukis overcame a 4-0 first inning hole to avoid a sweep against the first place Bears.
Southern has won seven of its last nine games.
SIU recorded a season-best 20 hits to avoid being swept on the road.
Last updated June 11, 2012
2012 (Freshman): Made 10 starts and eight relief appearances...Began his collegiate career with 11.1 consecutive scoreless innings...Earned his first collegiate win on 2/18 at North Florida in his first collegiate appearance...Only allowed a run in one of his eight relief appearances...His last eight appearances were starts...Recorded a career-high seven strikeouts against NIU on 3/17 and again against Missouri State on 5/24...Held Dallas Baptist to two runs off five hits in 6.0 innings on 4/14...Allowed one run off two hits and struck out seven in SIU's win over Missouri State on 5/24 to advance to the MVC title game...His 64.0 innings were fourth most on the team and his 54 strikeouts were third highest on the team...Posted a 2-0 record and a 1.75 ERA in 11 non-conference games.
Prior to SIU: A three sport athlete at Carrollton, he was all-conference and all-area in baseball, basketball and football...Led the Hawks to a 33-1-1 record and the 2011 state title in baseball...Hit .435 and posted a 12-0 record with a 1.34 ERA as a senior...In his four years, helped the team to a 108-27-1 overall record...Named all-conference four years and a State Journal-Register all-area selection three years...As a senior, was named Player of the Year by the State Journal-Register, the Alton Telegraph and the Jacksonville Journal as well as earning all-state honors...A member of National Honor Society, he was a Silver Medallion Award winner with a 3.94 ERA.
Personal: Full name is Samuel Timothy Coonrod...Born on Sept. 22, 1992 in St. Louis...Son of Tim Coonrod, a warehouse worker, and Karen Coonrod, a counselor...Majoring in accounting and finished the fall semester with a 3.775 cumulative GPA.