Salukis show winning hand against Aces

The Saluki baseball team was a few steps away from beating the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year earlier this season, but it got its revenge against him Tuesday. The eighth-seeded Salukis (26-29, 4-17) upset the top-seed University of Evansville ... Continue Reading →

University of Illinois gets even with Salukis with midweek victory

The Saluki baseball team used five pitchers Wednesday night, all of which gave up at least one earned run.  SIU (21-24, 3-12) traveled to the University of Illinois (24-17, 10-5) for one game to end the month. The Salukis ended April with a 7-12 record, ... Continue Reading →
Senior designated hitter Cody Daily and senior first baseman Ryan Casillas talk during a pitching
change April 13 during SIU’s 5-4 loss against Indiana State University. Casillas leads the team in 10
offensive categories including batting average, home runs and RBIs, while Daily is second on the team
in nine categories.
JENNIFER GONZALEZ · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Henderson has good problem at first

Despite getting swept for the second consecutive weekend, the Saluki baseball team has the first baseman position solidified on its depth chart. The team’s top two batting averages belong to seniors Ryan Casillas and Cody Daily; both play first base. ... Continue Reading →
Junior Parker Osborne reacts to the final play of SIU’s 5-4 loss against Indiana State University Sunday
at Itchy Jones Stadium. Osborne had two hits in four at-bats with one RBI. The Salukis lost the weekend
series 2-1. SIU will take on the University of Tennessee-Martin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Itchy Jones Stadium.
JENNIFER GONZALEZ · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Saluki bats struggle against ISU Sycamores

Despite four extra innings and a win Friday, SIU couldn’t catch up to the pitching of the Sycamores and lost the final two games of the series. The Salukis (18-17) failed to get their bats going with runners in scoring position against Indiana State ... 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 infielder Cody Daily is tagged out at second base Tuesday during the Salukis
3-2 win against Eastern Illinois University at Itchy Jones Stadium. The Salukis, 11-8,
will travel to Purdue University Friday for a weekend series.
SARAH SCHNEIDER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Streaky Salukis win in walk-off fashion

When the new lights turned on for the first time at Itchy Jones Stadium, they sparked the Saluki bats as they earn their third win in a row. SIU (11-8) hosted Eastern Illinois University (4-16) for only one game. Freshman pitcher Connor McFadden had his ... Continue Reading →

SIU baseball holds UT Martin to two hits

cody dailyThe Salukis battled the University of Tennessee-Martin in a game that featured nine total pitchers and 17 walks combined. SIU beat the Skyhawks 6-2 to extend their winning streak to four games. SIU took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning ... Continue Reading →

Hilltoppers top Salukis twice in three games

After winning the season opener Saturday, the Saluki baseball team lost the next two games of its three-game series during the weekend. SIU (1-2) traveled to Western Kentucky University (2-1) for a three-game series that was scheduled to start Friday ... 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 →

SIU splits opener against Hilltoppers

SIU sophomore pitcher Sam Coonrod struck out seven batters in his first Saluki win against Western Kentucky University in the team’s first home series of the season. It was also the Hilltoppers’ first away series this season. The Salukis allowed one ... 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 →
close
Facebook Iconfacebook like buttonYouTube IconSubscribe on YouTubeTwitter Icontwitter follow buttonOur InstagramOur Instagram
  Secured by Incapsula