Chad Whitmer earned his seventh win of the season
Chad Whitmer gets the starting nod on the mound for SIU
A ninth inning rally fell just short for SIU
The three-game series starts on Thursday
The two schools last met in 2013
SIU vs. Eastern Illinois; April 12, 2016
Photos from Saturday Feb. 27, 2016's game against Western Illinois
Photo Gallery vs. Missouri State May 8-10, 2015
Started all 58 games for SIU in 2015, mostly at second base… Hit .216 with 48 hits… Had a season-high four RBI against Austin Peay on 3/25… Recorded 141 assists… Finished the year with six doubles…Had a season-high three hits against Northern Illinois on 3/7.
Played in 35 games and made 29 starts, all at third base...Recorded seven multi-hit games...After starting five of the first 22 games, worked his way into the starting lineup for 24 of the final 35 games...Started 17 of SIU's 21 conference games and hit .267 in MVC contests...Recorded his first career hit on 3/1 vs. Northern Illinois...Led the team with six sacrifice bunts.
A two-time All-Area and All-Conference selection...As a senior, named All-State, hitting .463 with 40 runs scored and 26 RBIs...As a junior, honorable mention All-County and named MHS best defensive player...Hit .374 with a .476 OBP and a team-leading 36 RBIs his junior season, helping Mundelein to a 34-5 record.
Full name is William David Farmer...Born on Jan. 7, 1995 in Libertyville, Ill....Son of Randall and Michele Farmer...Father is a mechanical engineer, mother is a music director...Has two brothers and two sisters.