Senior in-fielder, Jake Welch, takes a
swing Sunday at the Garden Grove Event
Center during batting practice. Welch was
named All-MVC in the preseason poll and
was the only Saluki to be named. The men’s
baseball team will kick off their season Feb.
14 in Bowling Green, Ky. against Western
Kentucky University.

Welch represents the Salukis in MVC poll

Senior shortstop Jake Welch received an extra 22nd birthday present after being named to the Missouri Valley Conference preseason baseball team. SIU was picked to finish fifth out of eight teams for the second straight year, and of the 14 MVC preseason ... Continue Reading →

Miners sign two former Salukis

Two university athletes have been lucky enough to continue their baseball careers at the next level; the minor leagues. Former fielder Austin Montgomery and pitcher Bryant George both play for the Southern Illinois Miners, last year’s Frontier League ... Continue Reading →

Baseball players succeed off field

Two Salukis shined on the field and in the classroom last season, earning scholar athlete awards. Senior utility player Austin Montgomery and junior pitcher Tyler Dray were selected for the Missouri Valley Conference MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team. To ... Continue Reading →

Salukis ready for final test

The SIU men’s baseball team plays six of its last seven games against Missouri Valley Conference competition and the season’s final stretch could be what the team needs to have a successful postseason. The Salukis have been stricken with close ... Continue Reading →

Salukis halt rally for third-straight win

Jack Robinson Daily Egyptian   Senior outfielders Rennie Troggio and Austin Montgomery accounted for five RBIs and four runs in the Salukis’ 10-9 win against Austin Peay State University. The Salukis hosted the Austin Peay State University ... Continue Reading →

Salukis surrender large lead, fail to recover

Daily Egyptian By: Jack Robinson   The Murray State University baseball team scored nine runs over in three innings Wednesday to beat the Salukis 9-8. The SIU men’s baseball team traveled Wednesday to Kentucky to play Murray State University. ... Continue Reading →

Baseball wins in first round of MVC tournament

After he retired the first 15 batters he faced, junior left-hander Cody Forsythe ran into a little bit of trouble in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Salukis’ first-round matchup against Wichita State Tuesday. With the Salukis up 4-0, the Shockers ... Continue Reading →

Moccia: Abe Martin field needs updates

Baseball field renovations behind schedule, projected to finish on time The renovations to Abe Martin Field have hit a snag with their initial plans, but university administrators say the project is still set to finish on time. Phil Gatton, director of ... Continue Reading →

Baseball topples Illini with late-inning rally

The Salukis scored five runs in the final two innings to topple the Fighting Illini in a mid-week contest Tuesday. SIU (25-20) went into the top of the eighth inning against Illinois (25-19) trailing 3-2, but after a double by senior catcher Brian Bajer, ... Continue Reading →

Baseball squanders chance to take first place in the Valley

Missouri State was baffled by Saluki junior left-hander Cody Forsythe for 115 pitches in Friday’s series opener. It was pitch number 116 that won the game for the Bears. Missouri State junior outfielder Keenen Maddox drilled a 1-0 pitch from Forsythe ... Continue Reading →

Baseball gears up for series against conference-leading Missouri State

Even though the SIU baseball team has the opportunity to take first place against Missouri State in the Missouri Valley Conference, the team looks at this weekend’s series like any other. “We try not to pay too much attention to the standings,” ... Continue Reading →

Changes to come before Evansville matchup

Saluki baseball goes into a weekend series against Evansville with 71 errors this season, forcing coach Ken Henderson to make some defensive changes. “We have guys that are capable of making plays, and for whatever reason, we haven’t done that,” ... Continue Reading →

Salukis fall in series finale, take two of three against Bradley

A three-run home run from Bradley junior left fielder Andrew Wasmund in the fourth inning Sunday kept the Salukis from sweeping the Braves this weekend. SIU (14-10, 2-1 Missouri Valley Conference) fell 8-4 to Bradley (11-9-1, 1-2 MVC) Sunday after winning ... Continue Reading →

Henderson ratchets up intensity before conference play begins

Baseball coach Ken Henderson privately met with his team Tuesday after its 5-1 loss to Eastern Illinois and said it was because the team hasn’t shown enough leadership and toughness this season. “We’ve won 12 games because we have talent. ... Continue Reading →

Errors cost Salukis again in loss to Eastern Illinois

Eastern Illinois summoned freshman right-handed pitcher Matt Borens out of the bullpen with one out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the fourth inning Tuesday, and two pitches later Borens walked back to the dugout after retiring the side. “We ... Continue Reading →
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