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Rain cancels softball games; finalizes Friday contest

Rain cancels softball games; finalizes Friday contest

By Sean Carley
April 29, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

Because of a massive storm that hit the Midwest on Friday, SIU softball was unable to finish its series with Indiana State. Indiana State decided to cancel what would have been the deciding matchup in the series between the two schools and finalized the contest from Friday, which was to be concluded...

SIU defeats DBU in conference series opener Friday

SIU defeats DBU in conference series opener Friday

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
April 29, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The SIU baseball team battled through persistent rain and lightning to defeat conference opponent Dallas Baptist University 4-1 Friday afternoon at Itchy Jones Stadium, moving its winning streak to a season-high five games. Friday's game was moved up to 1 p.m. to miss incoming storms later in the...

Saluki softball loses first game, carries big lead in second of rain-postponed doubleheader

Saluki softball loses first game, carries big lead in second of rain-postponed doubleheader

By Sean Carley
April 28, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

Although only one game of Friday's doubleheader with Indiana State was completed — and it carried a negative result — SIU softball likely doesn't feel too bad about its position in going into Saturday. The Salukis couldn't string together the clutch hits necessary to win game one, but came back...

Salukis steal a win from SEMO with ninth-inning comeback

Salukis steal a win from SEMO with ninth-inning comeback

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
April 26, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Down three runs with one out in the top of the ninth, Southern's baseball team scored five times to take the lead and shut down Southeast Missouri in the bottom half of the inning to earn a stunning 7-5 win Tuesday night at Capaha Field. Junior pitcher Jamison Steege took the mound in his first...

Salukis complete three-game series sweep of Tennessee Tech with win Sunday

Salukis complete three-game series sweep of Tennessee Tech with win Sunday

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
April 23, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

SIU baseball kept the bats alive Sunday at Itchy Jones Stadium, recording 13 hits to power past Tennessee Tech 13-8 and complete the weekend series sweep while moving to 21-20 on the season. Senior starting pitcher Joey Marciano toed the rubber for the Salukis in the series finale Sunday, looking...

Saluki softball uses long ball to sweep Wichita State

Saluki softball uses long ball to sweep Wichita State

By Sean Carley
April 23, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

Wichita State's final day in Carbondale as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference will not be remembered fondly. Saluki softball launched four home runs throughout the day to sweep the weather-shortened series with the Shockers, winning the first game 3-2 and the second game 5-4. "It's always...

SIU softball splits midweek doubleheader with Evansville

SIU softball splits midweek doubleheader with Evansville

By Sean Carley
April 19, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

If the Saluki softball offense was on a spectrum, its two games Wednesday against Evansville were on total opposite ends. SIU struggled mightily against 2016 All-MVC First Team pitcher Morgan Florey (13-6, 1.75 ERA), who held the Salukis to just two hits in her complete game shutout victory. In...

Big first inning propels Belmont past Salukis for season sweep

Big first inning propels Belmont past Salukis for season sweep

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
April 18, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The SIU baseball team surrendered five runs to Belmont in the top of the first inning, and only managed to muster three runs of its own through nine innings in a 9-3 losing effort Tuesday night. Tuesday's game served as the Southern's second and final meeting with non-conference opponent Belmont...

Player profiles: SIU second baseman Connor Kopach runs ahead of the pack

Player profiles: SIU second baseman Connor Kopach runs ahead of the pack

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
April 17, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

A chill, laid-back funny guy: This is how junior second baseman Connor Kopach defines himself off the field. On the field, he is one of the fastest baserunners in all of Division I NCAA baseball, and one half of one of the best double-play duos in the league. Baseball was one of many sports Kopach...

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