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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...

SIU softball defeated by Loyola, loses series 2-1

SIU softball defeated by Loyola, loses series 2-1

By Gabriella Scibetta
April 15, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

SIU softball (22-19) fell 2-1 to Loyola University Chicago (19-19) on Saturday during the final matchup of a three-game series. Southern underwent a pitching change in the bottom of the second inning when SIU brought in sophomore Brianna Jones to take over for junior Savanna Dover. Dover walked...

Salukis go 1-1 in three game series in Chicago

Salukis go 1-1 in three game series in Chicago

By Gabriella Scibetta
April 14, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

The Salukis (22-18) are 1-1 after the first two of a three game series at Loyola University (18-18). SIU started the first game off sharp and swinging hard at the plate. Junior Sydney Jones shot a single into center field that brought home freshman base runner Bailee Pulley with only one out...

Player profiles: Saluki pitcher Michael Baird making a case for ace

Player profiles: Saluki pitcher Michael Baird making a case for ace

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
April 13, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Born in Arizona and raised in Colorado, junior pitcher Michael Baird traveled east of the Mississippi to bring his pitching talent to southern Illinois. A self-proclaimed "smiley and talkative guy," Baird said family and faith are the most important facets of his everyday life. "I have two amazing...

Salukis sharp in weekday win over SEMO

Salukis sharp in weekday win over SEMO

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
April 12, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

SIU baseball put it all together at Itchy Jones Stadium on Tuesday night, with clutch hitting and solid pitching securing a 4-2 win over non-conference opponent Southeast Missouri. Southern sent freshman pitcher Henry Boeckmann to the mound against SEMO for his third start of the season. All three...

Women’s volleyball coach leaves SIU for UIC

Women’s volleyball coach leaves SIU for UIC

By Jonathan Thompson
April 11, 2017
Filed under Volleyball

After five successful seasons with SIU, women's volleyball coach Justin Ingram accepted a head coaching position at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Saluki athletics announced Tuesday. In Ingram's first year, the Dawgs posted a 21-9 record; the year before they finished with a record of 9-18. The...

Women’s tennis gets tough win over Bradley, is now 2-2 in conference play

Women’s tennis gets tough win over Bradley, is now 2-2 in conference play

By Jonathan Thompson
April 10, 2017
Filed under Tennis

SIU women's tennis used its momentum from Saturday's win against ISU to beat Bradley 4-3 Sunday. The Salukis have now evened out their record from 0-2 in conference, to 2-2. Seniors Ana Sofia Cordero and Xiwei Cai won the first doubles match at position one 6-1, followed by junior Athena Chrysanthou...

Saluki softball avoids sweep at Cedar Falls

Saluki softball avoids sweep at Cedar Falls

By Gabriella Scibetta
April 9, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

SIU ended a close three-game-series against the Panthers with a final score of 7-6. SIU avoided another conference loss with a strong start, but was given a challenge against Northern Iowa Sunday. The Salukis began the first inning with runners in scoring position because of a limited strike...

Women’s tennis beats ISU for first win in conference play

Women’s tennis beats ISU for first win in conference play

By Gabriella Scibetta
April 8, 2017
Filed under Sports, Tennis

SIU women's tennis won its third conference match against Illinois State University with a final score of 4-3 Saturday. The Salukis battled in just two doubles matches instead of three and five single matches instead of the normal six, as Illinois State had an injured sixth player. With their...

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