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 →
Junior pitcher
Katie Bertelsen
delivers a pitch
Tuesday during
the Salukis’ 9-1 win
against Murray
State University
at Charlotte West
Stadium. Bertelsen
allowed one run off
three hits in five
innings before the
game was called
for the mercy rule.
The Salukis travel
to SIU-Edwardsville
Wednesday to take
on the Cougars.
CHRIS ZOELLER
DAILY EGYPTIAN

Quality starts become routine for pitcher

Salukis’ softball pitching staff may have a new ace up their sleeve. Junior pitcher Katie Bertelsen has been a solid starter in the circle for the Salukis this season. In 16 starts, Katie Bertelsen is 8-5 with a 3.46 ERA, but Bertelsen’s best performances ... 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 →

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 →

Softball takes game one of MVC Championship

Saluki fans at Charlotte West Stadium cheered with excitement Thursday after junior outfielder Michelle Bradley’s home run in the bottom of the sixth inning gave SIU a 3-2 win in game one of the Missouri Valley Conference Championships against Creighton ... Continue Reading →

Bats falter in senior weekend matchup

The SIU softball team struggled at the plate in its weekend series against the University of Northern Iowa, dropping 2 of 3 games to the Missouri Valley Conference leader. SIU’s three seniors, Mallory Duran-Sellers, Haley Gorman and Alicia Junker, were ... Continue Reading →

Bertelsen loud on the mound

You don’t have to be watching a Saluki softball game to know if Katie Bertelsen is on the mound. Each pitch Bertelsen throws is accompanied by a piercing yell that can be heard by common passersby outside the stadium. ‘The Scream,’ as it has come ... Continue Reading →
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