Phillies draft left-hander Forsythe in 25th round

    The Philadelphia Phillies drafted senior left-handed pitcher Cody Forsythe Saturday in the 25th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Forsythe, a three-time Missouri Valley Conference All-Conference selection, ... Continue Reading →

Salukis end on sour note, look forward to next year

  After fading out near the season’s end, the SIU men’s baseball team has turned it is attention toward the next season. The SIU men’s baseball team finished the 2013 season with a three-game series loss to Illinois State University May 16-18 ... 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 swept in late-season series

After SIU allowed 21 runs in three games, the team lost three straight games this weekend to the Purdue University baseball team to move their record to 21-27. The Salukis’ away record was lowered to 7-19 on the season. In Friday’s game, the Salukis ... 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 →

Pitcher finishes short stretch with summer team

A two-week stint with the Madison-Wisconsin Mallards of the Northwoods League is the perfect balance  for Saluki pitcher Cody Forsythe this summer, according to both the senior southpaw and coach Ken Henderson. Unlike position players, college pitchers ... 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 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 →

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 sweeps series against rival Bluejays

After he missed two sacrifice bunts in his at-bat in the bottom of the ninth, sophomore second baseman Jake Welch said he was just happy to make contact when he lined a walk-off double into left-center field Saturday. “I knew coach (Ken Henderson) wasn’t ... Continue Reading →
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