Salukis win campaign against Governors

The Saluki baseball team had its first midweek shutout victory since May 3, 2011. The Salukis (20-17, 3-6) took on the Austin Peay State University Governors (14-23, 6-9) and beat them for the second time this season 3-0. Coach Ken Henderson made only ... Continue Reading →
Senior kicker Thomas Kinney was named to the All-Missouri Valley
Football Conference second-team and the All-MVFC newcomer
team for the 2013 season. Kinney ranked second in the conference
in field goals made with 18 out of 24 attempts during the 2013
season. He also tallied a career-best 52-yard field goal which tied
for second longest in the Football Championship Subdivision.

Kicks with wind prove to be tough

Kicker is the only position in football I would allow my frail body to play at any level beyond the pee-wee league.  Senior kicker Thomas Kinney said he’s been hit in games before, which made me reconstruct that statement, but did not stop me from ... Continue Reading →
Junior outfielder Tyler Rolland is tagged out at third base Tuesday during the Salukis’ 16-5 win
against University of Tennessee-Martin at Itchy Jones Stadium. Rolland went three for four with
one RBI as the Salukis outhit the Skyhawks 19-11. SIU will play Austin Peay State University 4:30
p.m. Wednesday at Itchy Jones Stadium.

Salukis swing back after rough week

The Salukis had a team batting average of .203 last week, forcing coach Ken Henderson to construct a new lineup, which teed off Tuesday.  SIU baseball (19-17, 3-6) had at least one hit from every spot in the lineup, and set five offensive season highs ... Continue Reading →
Senior infielder Jayna Spivey was honored with her first Missouri Valley Conference softball Player of
the Week title Monday. Spivey set the school RBI record at 141 and is eighth in MVC history. She has
also led the SIU offense in doubles per game this season.

Power outweighs patience in softball

One of my favorite moments in the history of sports took place on a softball field, but it certainly was not my performance in a home run derby.  April 26, 2008. Western Oregon University played Central Washington University. WOU’s senior right fielder ... Continue Reading →
Senior first baseman Ryan Casillas waits on deck during the Salukis’ 5-4 win against Purdue March 22 at Itchy Jones Stadium. Casillas was named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week Tuesday. SIU will open a weekend series Friday against Indiana State University at Itchy Jones Stadium.

Casillas keeps hot bat in Dawgs’ loss

After dropping two conference series this season, the Salukis had a midweek matchup against a non-conference foe. SIU (17-15, 2-4) challenged Southeast Missouri State University (21-10, 13-2) Tuesday night, but the Salukis’ struggles carried over from ... Continue Reading →
Junior Parker Osborne takes a swing March 22 during SIU’s 5-4 win against Purdue University at Itchy Jones Stadium. Osborne has a 10-game hitting streak and a .316
batting average. The Salukis play Tuesday at Southeast Missouri State University and will open a weekend series Friday against Indiana State University at Itchy Jones
Stadium. (Image created using in-camera multiple exposure technique.)

Starting lineup becomes more concrete

SIU baseball is in the bottom half of the Missouri Valley Conference standings, but still clinging to an over .500 record. The Saluki baseball team (17-14, 2-4) dropped its second consecutive conference series, but solidified two-thirds of the starting ... Continue Reading →
Junior Sam Coonrod
delivers a pitch
Friday during SIU’s
7-4 loss against
Bradley University at
Itchy Jones Stadium.
Coonrod allowed
five hits and four
earned runs in 6.1
innings and struck
out five batters. The
Salukis play Tuesday
at Southeast Missouri
State University.

Salukis struggle under stadium lights

Itchy Jones Stadium held its first night game Friday, which brought 780 fans in to cheer on the Dawgs.  The Salukis (17-14, 2-4) lost the series 2-1 against the Bradley University Braves (17-10, 3-6) but coach Ken Henderson said it was one of the best ... Continue Reading →
Senior Jake Welch takes a swing Wednesday at Itchy Jones Stadium during the Saluki’s 10-9 win
against the Murray State Thoroughbreds. Welch went two for five, with one walk and one run scored.
SIU will open up a weekend series Friday against Bradley at Itchy Jones Stadium.

April showers bring Saluki batting powers

The Saluki baseball team came back from a six-run deficit Wednsday to edge the Murry State Thoroughbreads.  SIU baseball (16-12, 1-2) hosted the Thoroughbreds (13-13) at Itchy Jones Stadium and came away with a 10-9 victory. The Salukis and Thoroughbreds ... Continue Reading →

Twins had me Rushing to keep up

Golf is a game I have played almost 10 years, but two SIU golfers have been playing longer and have a better work ethic. I challenged twin senior golfers, Ashleigh Rushing and Cassie Rushing to a nine hole round of golf. The two instantly gave me grief ... Continue Reading →
Freshman Ryan Sabo calls himself safe during SIU’s 5-4 win against Purdue March
22 at Itchy Jones Stadium. Sabo started 15 games so far this season and leads the
team’s third basemen with an on base percentage of .380. The Salukis play Murray
State University Wednesday at Itchy Jones Stadium.

Freshmen infielders shift as season goes on

Even though opening day for Major League Baseball was Monday, the Saluki Baseball team (14-12, 1-2) is already in full swing. The Salukis had their first conference series of the season during the weekend against Missouri State University. The Bears ... Continue Reading →

First baseball conference series goes the distance for SIU

Missouri State University is the only Missouri Valley Conference school with more losses than wins. SIU Baseball (14-12, 1-2) had its first conference series at Missouri State University (13-14, 3-3) during the weekend. Junior Sam Coonrod (0-3) started ... Continue Reading →
Freshman Kyle Landon competes in the long jump during day one of the Bill Cornell Spring Classic Friday at the Lew
Hartzog Track and Field Complex. Landon earned third place in the event with a personal best of 6.95 meters, as well as
first place in the high jump in which he set a record with a clearance of 2.09 meters. The men’s track and field team took
first place overall at the meet.

Saluki track and field hits ground running

Outdoor track and field doesn’t always mean warm weather and ideal conditions to compete, but this didn’t stop one Saluki from having a record-breaking performance. The Salukis hosted their first outdoor track and field meet of the season during ... Continue Reading →
Freshman Kyle Pauly  pitches in extra innings during SIU’s 5-4 win against Purdue Saturday March 22. The Salukis begin conference play this weekend at Missouri State. 
Jennifer Gonzalez|Daily Egyptian

Conference games bring back rivalries

The Missouri Valley Conference is one of the best conferences for baseball this season but come this weekend, the glove comes off. The Salukis (13-10, 0-0) have their first conference series this weekend at Missouri State University (10-13, 1-2).  The ... Continue Reading →
Junior sprinter McKenzie White was an MVC All-Conference athlete and member of the third place distance medley team last season. White, who recently returned from a minor hamstring injury, also runs in hurdle and relay events. White’s relay team placed first in the 4 X 400 relay at the Saluki Open indoor event. The Salukis will be this weekend for the Bill Cornell Spring Classic at the Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex.

White kicked the dust into my face

Sprinting is the only event in track that I would be able to finish, even if my time was not ideal. Junior McKenzie White runs sprints and hurdles for the SIU track team. She ran on the distance medley last season, which was the third-best time in school ... Continue Reading →

Baseball players learned their roles quickly

The SIU baseball team (13-9) has the potential to get back to the Missouri Valley Conference championship game for the first time since 2012. SIU was picked to finish the conference in fifth in the preseason, but they have enough talent to prove that ... Continue Reading →
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