The Saluki first baseman is the 13th All-American in program history.
SIU will face Creighton Saturday night at 7:37 p.m. with an NCAA Tournament bid on the line.
Brian Bajer and Donny Duschinsky hit back-to-back home runs to lead off the ninth inning and put the game away.
SIU will play either Missouri State or Bradley on Wednesday in the second round of the double-elimination tournament.
Three SIU First Team All-MVC representatives is the most since 1990.
Last updated on June 7, 2012
2012 (Senior): First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference as an outfielder...Named MVC Player of the Week on 4/9...Tied with teammate Chris Serritella for the conference lead with 13 home runs...Set new career highs with 46 runs, 64 hits, 13 home runs, 120 total bases and five stolen bases...Finished in the top five in the MVC in slugging percentage and total bases...Finished in the top 10 in the conference in runs, RBI and walks...Second on the team with 120 total bases and a .526 slugging percentage...Third on the team with 15 doubles and 45 RBI...Recorded an 11-game hit streak from 3/28-4/13...Recorded 16 multi-hit games and 12 multi-RBI games...Hit six home runs in a seven game stretch from 3/31-4/10...Drove in a career high six runs with two home runs in SIU's 13-10 win at Murray State on 4/3...Matched career highs with four hits and two doubles on 4/6 vs. Evansville...Finished his career fourth on SIU's career home runs list with 29...Finished his career seventh on SIU's career list in doubles (47) and and RBI (141)...Went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the MVC title game, including a solo home run to give SIU a 1-0 lead in the second inning.
2011 (Junior):Named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference Second Team as an outfielder...Selected to the University of Memphis Baseball Classic All-Tournament Team, March 6...Was the only player on the team to start and play in all 57 games during the season...Scored a team-high 40 runs...Finished with .297 batting average, the second highest on the team...Led the team with 16 doubles, nine home runs and 48 RBIs...Tied for the team lead with two triples...Had a team-best .530 slugging percentage and .401 on-base percentage...Drew 35 walks...Posted team-highs with 22 multiple-hit games and 14 multiple-RBI games...Ranked in the top 10 in the MVC in doubles (tied fourth), home runs (tied sixth), RBIs (seventh), slugging percentage (eighth) and walks (ninth)...Finished the regular season with the sixth-most multiple-hit games and tied for the third most multiple-RBI games in the Valley...Tied for second in the MVC with six sacrifice flies...Drove in a career-high six runs off a double and a grand slam against Missouri State in an 11-1 win on April 17...Had 10 RBIs in four games from April 16-19...Hit four home runs in five games from April 6-12..Drove in four runs off two hits against Southeast Missouri State on April 12...Hit a solo home run at No. 7 South Carolina on Feb. 27.
2010 (Sophomore):Played in 43 games and made 31 starts - 16 in left field, eight in right field and seven as the designated hitter...Batted .207 with 24 hits and 26 runs scored...Had five doubles and four home runs on the year...Had 15 RBIs...Recorded four multiple-hit games and three multiple-RBI games...Had 37 strikeouts and 15 walks...Was 2-for-4 at the plate with a homer, three RBIs and two runs scored against SIU-Edwardsville, May 2...Hit a three-run homer in the top of the ninth at Arkansas State in the second game of the season...Drew two walks in three games.
2009 (Freshman): Started 49 games for the Salukis in left field as a freshman... Hit .244 with 44 hits, three home runs and 33 RBI, tying for the second most on the team...Ranked third on the team with 11 doubles...Had three outfield assists and did not commit a single error in 76 chances...Tied for MVC lead with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage...Went 4-for-6 at the plate with two doubles, one home run and three RBI in his first career game vs. James Madison (2/20), where he fell a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. His nine total bases against the Dukes was a single-game team-high...Recorded 11 multiple-hit games and nine multiple-RBI games...Drove in five runs in a 9-6 win over Illinois (4/15), which tied for the single-game high on the team...Went 3-for-4 at the dish with two RBI in a 10-3 win over Arkansas State (3/25).
Prior to SIU: Three-time all-state, all-area and all-conference selection at Carmel Catholic High School...Hit over .350 in each of his last three prep seasons...Hit .396 with 10 homers and 49 RBI as a sophomore...Registered a .420 clip with nine home runs and 50 RBI as a junior...Capped his high school career by hitting .430 with eight home runs and 48 RBI as a senior...Also went a combined 16-4 in four years on the mound.
Personal: Born March 2, 1990...Majoring in marketing...Son of Tore and Lisa Sivertsen.
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