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 →
Junior Parker Osborne takes a swing March 22 during SIU’s 5-4 win against Purdue University at Itchy Jones Stadium. Osborne has a 10-game hitting streak and a .316
batting average. The Salukis play Tuesday at Southeast Missouri State University and will open a weekend series Friday against Indiana State University at Itchy Jones
Stadium. (Image created using in-camera multiple exposure technique.)
JENNIFER GONZALEZ · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Starting lineup becomes more concrete

SIU baseball is in the bottom half of the Missouri Valley Conference standings, but still clinging to an over .500 record. The Saluki baseball team (17-14, 2-4) dropped its second consecutive conference series, but solidified two-thirds of the starting ... Continue Reading →
Junior Sam Coonrod
delivers a pitch
Friday during SIU’s
7-4 loss against
Bradley University at
Itchy Jones Stadium.
Coonrod allowed
five hits and four
earned runs in 6.1
innings and struck
out five batters. The
Salukis play Tuesday
at Southeast Missouri
State University.
JENNIFER GONZALEZ
DAILY EGYPTIAN

Salukis struggle under stadium lights

Itchy Jones Stadium held its first night game Friday, which brought 780 fans in to cheer on the Dawgs.  The Salukis (17-14, 2-4) lost the series 2-1 against the Bradley University Braves (17-10, 3-6) but coach Ken Henderson said it was one of the best ... Continue Reading →
Senior Jake Welch takes a swing Wednesday at Itchy Jones Stadium during the Saluki’s 10-9 win
against the Murray State Thoroughbreds. Welch went two for five, with one walk and one run scored.
SIU will open up a weekend series Friday against Bradley at Itchy Jones Stadium.
JENNIFER GONZALEZ · DAILY EGYPTIAN

April showers bring Saluki batting powers

The Saluki baseball team came back from a six-run deficit Wednsday to edge the Murry State Thoroughbreads.  SIU baseball (16-12, 1-2) hosted the Thoroughbreds (13-13) at Itchy Jones Stadium and came away with a 10-9 victory. The Salukis and Thoroughbreds ... 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 →
Freshman Kyle Pauly  pitches in extra innings during SIU’s 5-4 win against Purdue Saturday March 22. The Salukis begin conference play this weekend at Missouri State. 
Jennifer Gonzalez|Daily Egyptian

Conference games bring back rivalries

The Missouri Valley Conference is one of the best conferences for baseball this season but come this weekend, the glove comes off. The Salukis (13-10, 0-0) have their first conference series this weekend at Missouri State University (10-13, 1-2).  The ... 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 →
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 →
Senior infielder Cody Daily is tagged out at second base Tuesday during the Salukis
3-2 win against Eastern Illinois University at Itchy Jones Stadium. The Salukis, 11-8,
will travel to Purdue University Friday for a weekend series.
SARAH SCHNEIDER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Streaky Salukis win in walk-off fashion

When the new lights turned on for the first time at Itchy Jones Stadium, they sparked the Saluki bats as they earn their third win in a row. SIU (11-8) hosted Eastern Illinois University (4-16) for only one game. Freshman pitcher Connor McFadden had his ... Continue Reading →
The SIU and the University of Illinois baseball teams line up at the newly-renovated Itchy Jones
Stadium for the national anthem Friday before the Salukis’ 5-1 loss. The Salukis swept the Illini
2-0 during Saturday’s doubleheader, bringing SIU’s record to 10-8. The Salukis play Eastern Illinois
University 4 p.m. Tuesday at Itchy Jones Stadium.
JENNIFER GONZALEZ | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Itchy Jones Stadium celebrates Saluki legends

Roughly a week before the inaugural game at Itchy Jones Stadium, coach Ken Henderson and former coach Dan Callahan’s widow, Stacy Callahan, turned on the stadium lights for the first time. The clubhouse, formerly known as Richard “Itchy” Jones ... Continue Reading →
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