EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Evansville fifth-year outfielder Eric Roberts (Hamilton, Ohio/Hamilton) was named the Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Player of the Week on Monday, after belting four home runs in four UE victories last week.

Roberts slugged 1.111 on the week, while launching four home runs, scoring seven runs, and driving in 10 more to help UE to a 4-0 week at SIUE and Missouri State.  Roberts homered in three of UE’s four contests, including going 2-for-3 with two home runs and five RBI in the Purple Aces’ 7-4 series finale victory at Missouri State.  In the three-game Valley set against the Bears, Roberts hit .462 (6-for-13) with a double, three home runs, five runs scored and nine RBI to help UE sweep the defending MVC Tournament champions.

Roberts also hit a lead-off home run at SIUE last Wednesday to give UE a lead it would never lose in an 11-7 victory over the Cougars.  Roberts also went 2-for-2 in the stolen base department, and currently leads the MVC in home runs (nine), RBI (32) and stolen bases (10).

Evansville will return home to German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium this week for four games.  UE will bring a 16-7 overall record into Wednesday night’s 6 p.m. home contest against Southeast Missouri State.  The Purple Aces have won nine games in a row and 16 out of 18 overall.  The current nine-game winning streak is tied for the fourth-longest active winning streak in the country, and UE will be shooting for 10-straight wins on Wednesday night.  UE has not won 10-straight games since the 2006 team won the final 10 regular-season games to win the 2006 MVC regular-season title.

Wednesday’s game can be heard live in the Tri-State area and online through 107.1 FM-WJPS and the Old National Bank/Purple Aces Sports Network.