Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
SIU's 10 runs were enough to withstand the Governor's five runs in the final two innings.
Southern Illinois improved it's home record to 8-3 on the year.
Southern broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning to complete its second three-game sweep of the year.
SIU shut out the Blue Raiders for the final six innings of the game.
April 13, 2013
Spent the season recovering from Tommy John surgery...Did not appear in any games.
Made 10 relief appearances and one start...Pitched more than one inning in six of his 11 appearances...Made his collegiate debut on 2/16 at UAB with two scoreless innings of relief...Picked up his first collegiate win on 3/13 at Middle Tennessee State with 2.0 scoreless innings...Earned a win in consecutive relief appearances on 3/30 and 4/2 against Eastern Kentucky and Murray State, tossing two scoreless innings in each game...Made a spot start against Austin Peay on 4/10...Posted a 3.60 ERA as a reliever...Received the league's Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the previous two semesters and a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade point average.
Prior to SIU
Was a three-time all-conference selection in the Chicago Catholic League...As a senior went 6-3 with a 2.15 ERA and 81 strikeouts with just 15 walks and also hit .467...Named the MVP of the CCL White Division...Runner-up for the Lawless Award, given to the top player in each of the CCL divisions...Finished the year as the 4A Regional runner-up as a junior...Hit .410 with 27 RBI and a .500 on-base percentage as a junior in 2011...As a sophomore, helped the Meteors to a 25-10 record and clinched the 4A Regional Championship by tossing a complete game...Hit .385 with 20 RBI and a .420 on-base percentage as a sophomore in 2010...Also played football and basketball as a freshman...Was a member of National Honor Society and ranked in the top 10 of his class academically.
Full name is Anthony Thomas Shimkus...Born July 1, 1994 in Chicago...Son of Peter and Monica Shimkus...Father is a bond analyst and mother is a project manager...Has one brother...Majoring in business.