The series starts Friday and will be a rematch of the 2012 MVC Tournament's championship game.
SIU overcame a 3-0 first inning deficit and survived the Skyhawks' three-run seventh inning.
SIU has won four of its last five midweek games and will try to sweep the season series from the Skyhawks.
SIU's 10 runs were enough to withstand the Governor's five runs in the final two innings.
SIU recorded a season-best 20 hits to avoid being swept on the road.
March 18, 2013
April 14, 2013
Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 34th round with the 1023rd overall pick...Named All-MVC honorable mention...Converted from closer to the starting rotation prior to the season...Led the team with 15 starts, all of them in the No. 2 spot in the weekend rotation...Finished his career tied for second in school history with 19 saves and fourth in school history with 89 appearances...Selected MVC Pitcher of the Week on 4/28 after allowing 1 run and 4 hits in 10.0 innings at Illinois State...His 10.0 innings against Illinois State marked the longest outing by a pitcher in the MVC since 2011...Led the team and finished sixth in the conference with 94.1 innings pitched... Averaged a team-low 2.2 walks per nine innings...Lasted at least 5.0 innings in 14 of his 15 starts...Struck out a career-high six hitters on 2/22 at Nicholls State and again on 3/29 at Missouri State...Went 2-0 with a 2.86 ERA in seven conference starts...Threw 50.1 innings in conference play, second-most in the Valley...Averaged a team-low 2.0 walks per nine innings in conference play.
Second-Team All-MVC as a relief pitcher...One of two relief pitchers named to the MVC Preseason All-Conference Team...Spent the entire season as SIU's closer, converting nine of 12 save chances...Second in the conference with nine saves and tied for fifth in the league with 26 appearances...Led the Valley with 23 games finished...Earned the save in four of SIU's six conference wins...On 5/1, struck out a season-high four batters and earned an extra inning win with two scoreless innings against Belmont...Posted a 2.39 ERA through his first 24 appearances of the season...Matched his sophomore season total with nine saves, tied for fifth most in a season in school history...Finished the year with 19 career saves, second most in school history...Finished the year with 74 career appearances, seventh most in school history.
Voted Second-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference...Earned MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention...Voted to the MVC All-Tournament Team...Tied for third in the conference with nine saves...Second in the conference with 25 games finished...Led the team with a 2.23 ERA and an average of 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings...Held opponents to a .196 batting average...Only allowed a run in five of his 27 appearances...Allowed one earned run in his final 16.0 innings of the season...Allowed one earned run in 10.0 regular season conference innings...Finished the season with 10 career saves, fifth most in school history...Earned his first win of the season in SIU's walk-off win on 3/9 against Jacksonville State...Saved SIU's first round MVC Tournament win against Wichita State...Earned the win in SIU's second and third MVC Tournament games against Bradley and Missouri State, both coming in extra innings...Threw a total of eight innings in the MVC Tournament, allowing one unearned run with eight strikeouts and no walks.
Appeared in 21 games, making three starts...Had a 1-4 record and 6.10 ERA...Had 21 strikeouts and 18 walks...Yielded 49 hits and 29 runs (26 earned runs) in 38.1 innings pitched...Was a part of one combined shutout, throwing one inning in the 9-0 win over Illinois on May 3...Recorded one save on April 24 in a 2-1 win at Creighton by throwing two hitless innings with three strikeouts...Recorded his first career win in his first career start, as he lasted 6.0 innings with five strikeouts and no walks against Nicholls State on Feb. 20...Allowed just one run and six hits in his last 10 relief appearances of the regular season...Had a 2.13 ERA in 10 relief appearances in MVC play.
Prior to SIU: Had a 23-3 career record at Greenville High School...Garnered All-State accolades as a senior...Played in the Rawlings All-Star game at Busch Stadium in 2010...Three-time All-Conference pitcher...Owns his high school record for most appearances (53), postseason appearances (14) and career ERA (1.39)...Went 11-1 as a senior with a 1.21 ERA...Had 113 strikeouts against 33 walks in 87 innings of work...Struck out 76 batters while posting an 8-1 record on the mound with a 1.08 ERA in 2009...Led high school team to a 24-10 record as a junior and helped the Comets capture the conference and regional championships...Struck out 58 batters in 41.1 innings of work while going 3-1 in 2008...Had five career saves.
Personal:Full name is Todd Michael Eaton...Born May 9, 1992...Son of Jane and Mike Eaton...Mother is a teacher and father is a supervisor...Has one brother... Majoring in business.