Infielders have hot summer

Serritella, Welch honored as all-stars    One current and one former member of the Saluki baseball team were honored for their standout play on the diamond this summer. Junior second baseman Jake Welch and Chris Serritella, a member of the 2009-12 ... Continue Reading →

Senior infielder breaks for home

Wes Neece needed some time off. The Saluki infielder played part in a rollercoaster of a season that began with a blistering 12-5 start to the year, was paced by a seven game losing streak to enter the month of May and finished with the Salukis catching ... Continue Reading →

Three players snagged from Salukis in MLB draft

Three Salukis got the call to the big leagues in this year’s MLB draft, and the jump to the professional ranks was too good to pass up for all of them. First baseman Chris Serritella, left-handed pitcher Nathan Dorris and first baseman recruit Zach ... Continue Reading →

Dorris taken in 17th round of MLB Draft by Cubs

Junior left-handed pitcher Nathan Dorris was taken in the 17th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Chicago Cubs Wednesday with the 524th overall pick. Dorris was 7-4 with a 4.17 ERA in 16 appearances this season, 14 of them starts. He began ... Continue Reading →

Serritella taken in fourth round of MLB Draft by Phillies

Saluki first baseman Chris Serritella was taken in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday. Serritella was taken with the 158th overall pick, which was the last of the fourth round. He was drafted in the ... Continue Reading →

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 can’t hold on to lead, loses 8-6 in MVC championship

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 wins despite late-inning surge from SEMO

The Salukis cruised through seven innings Tuesday, but two errors in the top of the eighth made the game interesting towards the end. “Everybody’s focusing on the last two innings, and I thought it was a good day for us,” said coach Ken Henderson. ... Continue Reading →

Baseball defeat Tennessee-Martin

Salukis snap five-game losing streak After the Salukis tied the game 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh and chased Tennessee-Martin’s starting pitcher from the game. Then Skyhawk relief pitcher Daniel Tobik struck out the first two batters he faced, ... Continue Reading →

Serritella and Sivertsen provide big numbers for Saluki baseball team

Chicago is one of coach Ken Henderson’s favorite spots to recruit, and two of his best hitters on the Salukis hail from the area. For Chris Serritella and Jordan Sivertsen, their journey to Carbondale didn’t start until they were away from the Windy ... Continue Reading →

Baseball faces Tennessee-Martin in mid-week contest

Saluki baseball hasn’t played well in mid-week games all season, but coach Ken Henderson said he’s hopeful that will change. “It’s tough. You get this late in the year, and with the conference games, there’s just so much emphasis ... 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 →

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 →

Early rally by Illinois sinks Saluki baseball

SIU drops three of four over the weekend Illinois knocked in five runs off Saluki left-handed starting pitcher Nathan Dorris in the third inning that helped the Illini cruise to a 13-5 victory Sunday against the Salukis in Marion’s Rent One Park. Dorris ... Continue Reading →
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