ST. LOUIS – SIU sophomore center fielder Tristan Peters was named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Peters went 10-for-15 (.667) with two doubles, a homer, 7 RBIs, 7 runs scored and 4 stolen bases in leading SIU to a 4-0 week.

Peters slash line for the week was .667/.722/1.000, and all four games were multi-hit games. He reached base at least three times in all four games of the week.

On the season, Peters is hitting 21-for-45 (.467) and slashing .467/.547/.667. He has three doubles, two homers, 12 RBIs, 15 runs scored, and six stolen bases, and he has not committed an error. He has hit in 10 of SIU’s 11 games, including an active nine-game hitting streak that he carried through SIU’s weekend sweep of UT Martin. In 11 games this season, Peters has eight multi-hit games.

Peters (Winkler, Manitoba, Canada) is the second SIU player to earn MVC Player of the Week honors this season, joinging Philip Archer, who earned the award last week.

Peters and the Salukis are off to an 11-0 start to the season, which is tied for the best in program history (also started 11-0 in 1967). SIU has won 16-straight games, which is tied for the fourth-longest winning streak in program history and longest since 1990 (also 16-straight). Earlier today, SIU jumped into Collegiate Baseball’s Top-30 national rankings at No. 25. The Salukis are ranked nationally for the first time since 1990, when they finished the season ranked #14 by Baseball America and #16 by Collegiate Baseball.

SIU opens MVC play this weekend against Evansville. The Salukis and Aces will play a four-game series: one game on Friday, a doubleheader on Saturday, and one game on Sunday.

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