Softball benefits from spring weather during winter workouts

SIU softball got dirt on its cleats Monday afternoon while practicing outside, thanks to warm January temperatures. The Salukis’ season is only three weeks away and senior pitcher Katie Bertelsen is happy to practice outside comfortably. When the weather ... Continue Reading →

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 →

SIU drops three in Florida

Despite dropping below .500 after this weekend’s set of five games, the Salukis were still able to get production from key members of the team at the University of North Florida Osprey Invitational, in Jacksonville, Fla. The Salukis started Friday’s ... Continue Reading →

Coach’s ejection ignites series win against Redbirds

  The SIU softball team faced early offense troubles during game one of its weekend series against in-state rival Illinois State. The team struggled so much that coach Kerri Blaylock needed to spark a fire under her team. She did so by getting ejected. “It ... Continue Reading →

The swinging salukis

The Saluki softball team is coming off such a good offensive season that their prolific offense has started to get noticed throughout college soft- ball. “The word is out on us, people know we can hit,” hitting coach Jen Sewell said. “We used to ... Continue Reading →

Depth in softball lineup key in fall wins

With two home runs and 19 scored runs in two games, the Saluki softball team’s offense looks very sharp. Although the team lost its top two hitters from last season — Mallory Duran-Sellers (.363 average) and Haley Gorman (.324) — coach Kerri Blaylock ... Continue Reading →

Softball coach hosts camp for pitchers

Softball coach Kerri Blaylock understands that a young pitcher has a better chance of reaching her potential if she hones her skills at an early age. “We have everyone here, from seven year-olds that have never done this before to 16 year-olds that ... Continue Reading →
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