May 25, 2008
By Jeff Honza
Hills, who hails from Colorado Springs, Colo., hit .667 (8-for-12) with two runs scored, a double and three RBI to lead the Salukis to a third-place finish in this year's tourney. Hills had four of his hits against Missouri State Friday.
A native of Viola, Ill., Adams struck out seven and allowed just three runs in 8.2 innings to key SIU's opening round victory over Northern Iowa on May 21.
Hills and Adams are SIU's first all-tournament picks since 2005.
2008 State Farm MVC All-Tournament Team
C Tyler Weber, Wichita State
1B Josh Mazzola, Missouri State
2B Josh Workman, Wichita State
SS Dusty Coleman, Wichita State
UT Chris Playter, Missouri State
DH Adam Hills, Southern Illinois
OF Kevin Hall, Wichita State
OF Andy Dirks, Wichita State
OF Nolan Keane, Missouri State
P Rob Musgrave, Wichita State
P Cody Adams, Southern Illinois
Most Outstanding Player:
Conor Gillaspie, 3B, Wichita State