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.
JENNIFER GONZALEZ
DAILY EGYPTIAN

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 →

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 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 →

Baseball team races against daylight

The two teams combined for 16 pitchers and left 29 runners on base Wednesday night. SIU (13-10) traveled to Murray State University (10-12) for a weeknight matchup. The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but weather postponed it to Wednesday.  ... 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 →
Senior Donny Duschinsky prepares for his at bat during the Salukis’ 5-4 win against Purdue Saturday at Itchy Jones Stadium. The
Salukis won on a walk-off in the 16th inning. SIU (13-9) will play at Murray State University Tuesday.
JENNIFER GONZALEZ • DAILY EGYPTIAN

Salukis steal series from Purdue

Senior shortstop Jake Welch became the first Saluki to hit a home run at Itchy Jones Stadium on Sunday. The Salukis (13-9) hosted Purdue University (3-16) to a weekend series. SIU lost Friday 3-2, but won Saturday 5-4 and Sunday 4-0 to claim the series. Junior ... Continue Reading →
The SIU and the University of Illinois baseball teams line up at the newly-renovated Itchy Jones
Stadium for the national anthem Friday before the Salukis’ 5-1 loss. The Salukis swept the Illini
2-0 during Saturday’s doubleheader, bringing SIU’s record to 10-8. The Salukis play Eastern Illinois
University 4 p.m. Tuesday at Itchy Jones Stadium.
JENNIFER GONZALEZ | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Itchy Jones Stadium celebrates Saluki legends

Roughly a week before the inaugural game at Itchy Jones Stadium, coach Ken Henderson and former coach Dan Callahan’s widow, Stacy Callahan, turned on the stadium lights for the first time. The clubhouse, formerly known as Richard “Itchy” Jones ... Continue Reading →

Saluki Weekend Wrap Up: Baseball

The Saluki baseball team has won six of its last seven games. SIU was on a four-game winning streak before hosting Northern Illinois University in a three-game series. NIU won Friday’s game 1-0 to end the streak, but the Salukis won both games Saturday, ... Continue Reading →
Freshman baseball player Jake Hand practices batting Saturday at Garden Grove Event Center in Carbondale. Hand is one of 14 freshmen on the roster this seasons. SIU opens its season against the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers Friday in Bowling Green, Ky.
LEWIS MARIEN · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Salukis travel south for first eight games

Cold weather has denied the Saluki baseball team as much practice time on the new field as they would like, however, the season must start as scheduled. The Salukis have their first games of the season this weekend at Western Kentucky University. Coach ... Continue Reading →
Freshman pitcher Kyle Pruemer practices Friday at Garden Grove Event Center in Carbondale during the Salukis’ first day of
practice. Pruemer is one of 14 freshmen on this year’s team. Last season, the team finished 25-33 overall and 6-15 in conference
play. The team will open its season Feb. 14 against Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky., and the home season Feb.
28 against Northern Illinois University at the newly renovated Richard “Itchy” Jones Stadium.
LEWIS MARIEN · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Salukis begin positional battles at practice

Despite temperatures outside starting to plummet, the Saluki baseball team is heating things up during indoor practices with only three weeks left until the first pitch is thrown. The season will kick off Feb. 14, and an NCAA rule only allows 18 practices ... Continue Reading →

First baseman rounds out recruiting class

When SIU recruit Zach Stoner was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball draft June 5, it left the Salukis with a hole in its roster. Stoner was supposed to be the heir apparent at first base after Chris Serritella ... Continue Reading →
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