Salukis start tourney today

Saluki softball has not won a Missouri Valley Conference Tournament since 1991, but that could change this weekend. SIU (28-23, 15-11) will open the 2014 MVC tournament today, and with three straight wins can clinch a birth in the NCAA regionals. Coach ... Continue Reading →

Salukis shock Wichita State

Saluki softball continued its stretch of late-season victories with a series win over the first place team in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Salukis (27-21, 14-9) traveled to Wichita State University (31-20, 18-6) for a three-game set where the Dawgs ... Continue Reading →
Senior infielder Jayna Spivey was honored with her first Missouri Valley Conference softball Player of
the Week title Monday. Spivey set the school RBI record at 141 and is eighth in MVC history. She has
also led the SIU offense in doubles per game this season.

Power outweighs patience in softball

One of my favorite moments in the history of sports took place on a softball field, but it certainly was not my performance in a home run derby.  April 26, 2008. Western Oregon University played Central Washington University. WOU’s senior right fielder ... Continue Reading →

Racers call for mercy against Dawgs

After five games away from Charlotte West Stadium, SIU scored early and often to send Murray State University back to the commonwealth early. The Salukis scored seven runs in the third inning and also had their first grand slam of the year to beat the ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs dominate Drake to turn season around

SIU scored 20 runs in three games at Charlotte West Stadium to begin to turn their season around. The Salukis came into the three-game series with a 10-12 record while Drake entered the weekend underachieving with 16 losses and just six wins. In game ... Continue Reading →
Senior first baseman Taylor Orsburn fields a ground ball Tuesday during practice at Garden Grove Event Center. The Salukis softball team
was voted fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference Preseason Coaches Poll. Orsburn and 13 fellow letter winners return this season for
the opener Friday at Texas State University’s Century Link Classic.

Softball begins season with congested schedule

The SIU softball team will start its journey to the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference tournament this weekend with five games in three days. SIU will start the season in the Century Link Classic hosted by Texas State University. The Salukis will play five ... Continue Reading →
Senior infielder Jayna Spivey walks back to position during practice Friday at Garden Grove Event Center in Carbondale. The Salukis were picked fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference preseason poll. The team’s season begins Feb. 7 when they participate in the Century Link Classic in San Marcos, Texas.

Senior looks to lead team with her bat

The Salukis were picked fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference preseason poll, but one senior captain will hope to lead this year’s softball team to an even higher finish. Jayna Spivey, a senior from Rosiclaire, starts at second base and is a key ... Continue Reading →

Salukis prepare for championship run

After a roller coaster regular season, the SIU softball team set their sights on the Missouri Valley Championship, a title the team has not won since 1991. The MVC Tournament opened today in Omaha, Neb. with the fifth-seeded Salukis (24-26, 12-10 MVC) ... Continue Reading →

Great defense fuels Salukis’ season turnaround

  After a shaky first half start to its season, the Southern Illinois softball team has come around and won nine of its last 16 games, including seven of the last nine in Valley play. Before the Salukis’ Wednesday doubleheader against Evansville, ... Continue Reading →

Saluki softball picks up pace

After starting the conference season 0-4, the Saluki softball team has won seven of their last nine conference games to inch closer to first place in the Missouri Valley with three weeks left in the regular season. The Salukis (19-20, 7-6 MVC) have won ... Continue Reading →

Salukis hit stride at home

The Salukis showed a power surge as they hit six home runs in two wins during their 2013 home debut at the 27th-annual Coach B Classic. The Sunday and Monday series was originally scheduled as a four-team round-robin tournament with eight games slated ... Continue Reading →

SIU bounces back at Leadoff Classic

The Saluki softball team traveled to Florida for the third week in a row and left with three wins after the weekend’s NFCA Leadoff Classic in Clearwater, Fla. The Salukis (7-8) came off of a disappointing tournament last weekend when they lost four ... Continue Reading →

Salukis face unfinished business

Despite a disappointing Missouri Valley Conference championship game loss last season, the Salukis were picked as co-favorites to win the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Championship in the MVC Preseason Coaches Poll. SIU finished last season with a 36-20 ... Continue Reading →
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