Baseball ends season with 8-6 loss in MVC championship game

The Salukis jumped ahead early in the championship game of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament against Creighton, but the lead didn’t hold and the Salukis were denied their first bid to the NCAA tournament in 22 years. Creighton won the MVC baseball ... Continue Reading →

Baseball swept by Sycamores, finish 9-12 in conference

The Salukis were already in a 5-1 when the second out was made in the top of the fifth inning Sunday, but the Indiana State Sycamores were able to drive in four more runs before the inning ended to pull ahead of the Salukis. SIU (25-26, 9-12 Missouri ... Continue Reading →

Four starting pitchers have baseball coaches excited for postseason

When he walked off the mound in the fifth inning against Wichita State April 1, junior left-hander Nathan Dorris was on his way out of the weekend rotation. “I wasn’t believing in myself and my abilities. I wasn’t going out there knowing I could ... Continue Reading →

Baseball swept by Illinois State

  The Salukis couldn’t find a win when they traveled to Illinois State for a three-game series Friday through Sunday. SIU (25-23, 9-9 Missouri Valley Conference) lost 8-1 Sunday to Illinois State (26-16, 8-8 MVC) as the Redbirds completed the ... 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 →

Baseball swept by Dallas Baptist

Freshman right-hander Sam Coonrod’s pitching could have given the Salukis a victory Saturday, but the bullpen couldn’t keep Dallas Baptist off the board as the Salukis squandered their chance to avoid a sweep. Sophomore relievers Tyler Dray and ... Continue Reading →

Baseball team travels to Dallas Baptist for three-game series

Teams split two games last season The Salukis played a rare Thursday game to kick off a three-game set against Dallas Baptist University, which junior first baseman Chris Serritella said was a little weird to get used to. “It’s my first time doing ... Continue Reading →

Baseball drops finale, takes two of three from Evansville

The Salukis did something they haven’t done all season twice this weekend: go an entire game without making an error. SIU (18-14, 5-4 Missouri Valley Conference) has gone two straight games without making an error after its 6-2 error-free loss Sunday ... 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 →

Baseball wins two of three against Hilltoppers

The Salukis traveled to Western Kentucky University for a three-game series and came away with two victories. In the first game against WKU (2-5) Friday, SIU (4-3) went into the ninth inning with a 7-5 lead. Sophomore right-handed pitcher Todd Eaton came ... Continue Reading →

Season starts Friday for Saluki baseball

The SIU baseball team hasn’t made it to the NCAA regional tournament since 1990, before several players on the team were even born. But coach Ken Henderson says he’s prepared his team to change that. “I told our kids there’s no reason ... Continue Reading →
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