Salukis battle each other for records

The Saluki baseball team has only seven games left of its regular season, but there is more than wins and losses at stake. Senior shortstop Jake Welch moved into ninth place in Saluki history with 213 career games during the weekend, five behind pitching ... Continue Reading →
Junior outfielder Tyler Rolland takes a pitch April 15 against the University of Tennessee-Martin at
Itchy Jones Stadium. Rolland is one of six players who have shared playing time in the outfield this
season. His left-handed batting and improved batting average have made Rolland a valuable member
of the starting lineup.
CHRIS ZOELLER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

New position brings new opportunity

Coach Ken Henderson has six options for his starting outfield but one of his best picks may be a player who has not played in the outfield since Little League. Freshman catcher Jake Hand started six of the last seven games in right field, and the other ... Continue Reading →

Salukis win campaign against Governors

The Saluki baseball team had its first midweek shutout victory since May 3, 2011. The Salukis (20-17, 3-6) took on the Austin Peay State University Governors (14-23, 6-9) and beat them for the second time this season 3-0. Coach Ken Henderson made only ... Continue Reading →
Junior outfielder Tyler Rolland is tagged out at third base Tuesday during the Salukis’ 16-5 win
against University of Tennessee-Martin at Itchy Jones Stadium. Rolland went three for four with
one RBI as the Salukis outhit the Skyhawks 19-11. SIU will play Austin Peay State University 4:30
p.m. Wednesday at Itchy Jones Stadium.
CHRIS ZOELLER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Salukis swing back after rough week

The Salukis had a team batting average of .203 last week, forcing coach Ken Henderson to construct a new lineup, which teed off Tuesday.  SIU baseball (19-17, 3-6) had at least one hit from every spot in the lineup, and set five offensive season highs ... Continue Reading →
Senior Ryan Casillas advances to third base Saturday during SIU’s
5-4 loss against Indiana State University at Itchy Jones Stadium.
Casillas has a .341 batting average and a total of 30 RBIs this
season.
JENNIFER GONZALEZ · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Lineup could take the biggest hit

The Saluki baseball depth chart may see some adjustments after starting hitters struggled in the past week. Even though freshman middle infielder Connor Kopach has the lowest batting average on the team at .161, he should start at least one or two of ... 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 →
Senior first baseman Ryan Casillas waits on deck during the Salukis’ 5-4 win against Purdue March 22 at Itchy Jones Stadium. Casillas was named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week Tuesday. SIU will open a weekend series Friday against Indiana State University at Itchy Jones Stadium.
JENNIFER GONZALEZ · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Casillas keeps hot bat in Dawgs’ loss

After dropping two conference series this season, the Salukis had a midweek matchup against a non-conference foe. SIU (17-15, 2-4) challenged Southeast Missouri State University (21-10, 13-2) Tuesday night, but the Salukis’ struggles carried over from ... Continue Reading →
Freshman Ryan Sabo calls himself safe during SIU’s 5-4 win against Purdue March
22 at Itchy Jones Stadium. Sabo started 15 games so far this season and leads the
team’s third basemen with an on base percentage of .380. The Salukis play Murray
State University Wednesday at Itchy Jones Stadium.
JENNIFER GONZALEZ · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Freshmen infielders shift as season goes on

Even though opening day for Major League Baseball was Monday, the Saluki Baseball team (14-12, 1-2) is already in full swing. The Salukis had their first conference series of the season during the weekend against Missouri State University. The Bears ... Continue Reading →

First baseball conference series goes the distance for SIU

Missouri State University is the only Missouri Valley Conference school with more losses than wins. SIU Baseball (14-12, 1-2) had its first conference series at Missouri State University (13-14, 3-3) during the weekend. Junior Sam Coonrod (0-3) started ... 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 Donny Duschinsky prepares for his at bat during the Salukis’ 5-4 win against Purdue Saturday at Itchy Jones Stadium. The
Salukis won on a walk-off in the 16th inning. SIU (13-9) will play at Murray State University Tuesday.
JENNIFER GONZALEZ • DAILY EGYPTIAN

Salukis steal series from Purdue

Senior shortstop Jake Welch became the first Saluki to hit a home run at Itchy Jones Stadium on Sunday. The Salukis (13-9) hosted Purdue University (3-16) to a weekend series. SIU lost Friday 3-2, but won Saturday 5-4 and Sunday 4-0 to claim the series. Junior ... 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 →
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.
REMY ABROUGHT
DAILY EGYPTIAN

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 →
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