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Four Salukis chosen during 2017 MLB June Amateur Draft

Four Salukis chosen during 2017 MLB June Amateur Draft

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
June 16, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

By the completion of the 40th and final round of the 2017 MLB June Amateur Draft on Wednesday, four SIU baseball teammates were among the 771 total four-year college players chosen by one of 30 professional ball clubs. This year's draft broke a dry-spell for SIU, after having no players drafted in...

Saluki softball’s season ends with NCAA tournament elimination

Saluki softball’s season ends with NCAA tournament elimination

By Sean Carley
May 20, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

SIU softball's memorable season came to a close Saturday after a 4-0 loss to North Carolina eliminated the team from the NCAA tournament. "It's like a death in the family," SIU coach Kerri Blaylock told media after the game. "I don't want them to think a couple losses define how special they've been...

Saluki softball drops opening game of NCAA tournament

Saluki softball drops opening game of NCAA tournament

By Sean Carley
May 20, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

Saluki softball drew a tall task in the first game of the NCAA softball tournament in No. 12 seed Ole Miss and couldn't find the ingredients necessary for an upset. Southern fell to Mississippi 8-0 in five innings on Friday in its first game of the Oxford regional. SIU is now bounced to the elimination...

SIU hires new volleyball coach

SIU hires new volleyball coach

By athena chrysanthou
May 17, 2017
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

North Dakota State's Kari Thompson was named the new SIU volleyball coach, Saluki Athletics announced Wednesday. During her seven years as coach at NDSU, the Bisons appeared in the NCAA twice. She also led the team to a 102-98 career record and a 66-38 mark in the Summit League. From 2006 to 2010,...

Saluki softball placed in Oxford regional for NCAA tournament

Saluki softball placed in Oxford regional for NCAA tournament

By Sean Carley
May 14, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

The path is now set for Southern softball to get to the Women's College World Series. SIU on Sunday night was named the No. 4 seed in the Oxford regional hosted by Ole Miss and will be joined by Arizona State and North Carolina. Arizona State (30-20) earned an at-large bid out of the Pacific-12...

SIU softball wins twice; advances to MVC championship game

SIU softball wins twice; advances to MVC championship game

By Sean Carley
May 12, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

It took extra innings that extended late into Friday night, but SIU softball will play for the Missouri Valley title for the first time since 2012. Southern won two games on Friday to do so, beating Missouri State 9-3 earlier in the afternoon and tournament host Illinois State in a 2-0 eight-inning thriller. SIU...

Player profiles: ‘Jack-of-all-trades’ Saluki Greg Lambert

Player profiles: ‘Jack-of-all-trades’ Saluki Greg Lambert

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
May 11, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

If you need an outfielder, junior Greg Lambert is your man. Need an infielder, he can man the corners and up-the-middle too. He will even put on the gear and get behind the plate, and would love the chance to pitch a few innings for your team. On top of all that, he can flat out hit. Lambert hails...

Missouri Valley extends invitation to Valparaiso to join conference

Missouri Valley extends invitation to Valparaiso to join conference

By Sean Carley
May 9, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Thirty-two days after Wichita State announced its departure to the American Athletic Conference, the Missouri Valley Conference has chosen its replacement. The MVC announced Tuesday that it has extended an invitation to Valparaiso University to join the conference, effective July 1. As of Tuesday...

Salukis swept by No. 16 Missouri State over weekend

Salukis swept by No. 16 Missouri State over weekend

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
May 8, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

With a 19-9 loss Saturday and a crushing 7-4 defeat in an 11-inning marathon on Sunday at Itchy Jones Stadium, SIU baseball lost all three games of the weekend conference series to No. 16 Missouri State. This is the first three-game series sweep the Salukis suffered all season. Southern's first loss...

Saluki softball sends off seniors with Missouri State series sweep

Saluki softball sends off seniors with Missouri State series sweep

By Sean Carley
May 7, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

It's often said that the best time for a team to get hot is just before the postseason begins, and Saluki softball is doing just that. SIU swept Missouri State to close out the regular season on senior weekend by scores of 5-0, 10-2 and 3-2. The three wins earned SIU (30-22, 17-8 MVC) the No. 3...

SIU fails to protect lead in loss to No. 16 Missouri State

SIU fails to protect lead in loss to No. 16 Missouri State

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
May 6, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The SIU baseball team took a 5-4 lead into the eighth inning, but control issues from the bullpen gave No. 16 Missouri State a late advantage in its 7-5 comeback win over Southern on Friday at Itchy Jones Stadium. Southern entered Friday night's game tied with Wichita State for fourth overall in the...

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