Senior catcher Allie VadeBoncouer squeezes a pitch from senior reliever Taylor Orsburn Wednesday during the Salukis’ 7-6 loss to Eastern Illinois University at Charlotte West Stadium. Freshman pitcher Shaye Harre started a seventh inning rally with a solo home run but the Salukis ultimately fell short of a comeback. SIU will travel to Peoria Saturday for a weekend series against Bradley University.
CHRIS ZOELLER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Salukis fall short against Panthers

In a game where the Dawgs left eight runners on base, the team fell just short against a quality Ohio Valley Conference opponent. Eastern Illinois University (27-11) traveled to Charlotte West Stadium for a midweek matchup against the Saluki softball ... Continue Reading →
Junior pitcher
Katie Bertelsen
delivers a pitch
Tuesday during
the Salukis’ 9-1 win
against Murray
State University
at Charlotte West
Stadium. Bertelsen
allowed one run off
three hits in five
innings before the
game was called
for the mercy rule.
The Salukis travel
to SIU-Edwardsville
Wednesday to take
on the Cougars.
CHRIS ZOELLER
DAILY EGYPTIAN

Quality starts become routine for pitcher

Salukis’ softball pitching staff may have a new ace up their sleeve. Junior pitcher Katie Bertelsen has been a solid starter in the circle for the Salukis this season. In 16 starts, Katie Bertelsen is 8-5 with a 3.46 ERA, but Bertelsen’s best performances ... Continue Reading →
Senior first baseman Taylor Orsburn fields a ground ball Tuesday during practice at Garden Grove Event Center. The Salukis softball team
was voted fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference Preseason Coaches Poll. Orsburn and 13 fellow letter winners return this season for
the opener Friday at Texas State University’s Century Link Classic.
SARAH SCHNEIDER • DAILY EGYPTIAN

Softball begins season with congested schedule

The SIU softball team will start its journey to the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference tournament this weekend with five games in three days. SIU will start the season in the Century Link Classic hosted by Texas State University. The Salukis will play five ... Continue Reading →

Salukis prepare for championship run

After a roller coaster regular season, the SIU softball team set their sights on the Missouri Valley Championship, a title the team has not won since 1991. The MVC Tournament opened today in Omaha, Neb. with the fifth-seeded Salukis (24-26, 12-10 MVC) ... Continue Reading →

The swinging salukis

The Saluki softball team is coming off such a good offensive season that their prolific offense has started to get noticed throughout college soft- ball. “The word is out on us, people know we can hit,” hitting coach Jen Sewell said. “We used to ... Continue Reading →

Salukis face unfinished business

Despite a disappointing Missouri Valley Conference championship game loss last season, the Salukis were picked as co-favorites to win the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Championship in the MVC Preseason Coaches Poll. SIU finished last season with a 36-20 ... Continue Reading →

Saluki catcher leads young team

Junior catcher Allie Vadeboncouer was a Saluki softball team leader at the plate last season and finished the year with a .317 batting average while belting eight home runs and 51 RBI. As a catcher, she also helped the team’s freshman pitching staff ... Continue Reading →

Bertelsen loud on the mound

You don’t have to be watching a Saluki softball game to know if Katie Bertelsen is on the mound. Each pitch Bertelsen throws is accompanied by a piercing yell that can be heard by common passersby outside the stadium. ‘The Scream,’ as it has come ... Continue Reading →
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