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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →

SIU baseball holds UT Martin to two hits

cody dailyThe Salukis battled the University of Tennessee-Martin in a game that featured nine total pitchers and 17 walks combined. SIU beat the Skyhawks 6-2 to extend their winning streak to four games. SIU took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning ... Continue Reading →

Saluki pitchers tally 16 strikeouts in win

The Saluki baseball team defeated Austin Peay State University Tuesday while recording the most strikeouts in one game since pitching coach P.J. Finigan recorded 17 in 2005. SIU beat the Governors 14-4 and had four home runs. The Salukis took their first ... 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 →
Freshman pitcher Kyle Pruemer practices Friday at Garden Grove Event Center in Carbondale during the Salukis’ first day of
practice. Pruemer is one of 14 freshmen on this year’s team. Last season, the team finished 25-33 overall and 6-15 in conference
play. The team will open its season Feb. 14 against Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky., and the home season Feb.
28 against Northern Illinois University at the newly renovated Richard “Itchy” Jones Stadium.
LEWIS MARIEN · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Salukis begin positional battles at practice

Despite temperatures outside starting to plummet, the Saluki baseball team is heating things up during indoor practices with only three weeks left until the first pitch is thrown. The season will kick off Feb. 14, and an NCAA rule only allows 18 practices ... Continue Reading →

Salukis give back to local youth

Baseball camp benefits coaches, players Saluki baseball will host a youth hitting camp Jan.11-12 for players ages seven to 18 at the Garden Grove Event Center in Carbondale. Hitting coach Ryan Strain primarily will run the camp, but the entire coaching ... Continue Reading →

Saluki woes ends at seven

Daily Egyptian Jack Robinson   After Saluki sophomore pitcher Sam Coonrod pitched 7.1 innings, struck out five batters and allowed two runs, the team ended its seven-game losing streak. The SIU baseball team started it’s weekend series against Eastern ... Continue Reading →

Ready to run

After they fell short of a Missouri Valley Conference title last year, the SIUC men’s baseball team is in preparation for the 2013 season to commence. The fifth ranked MVC team features nine seniors and three freshmen. Coach Ken Henderson said the team ... Continue Reading →

First baseman rounds out recruiting class

When SIU recruit Zach Stoner was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball draft June 5, it left the Salukis with a hole in its roster. Stoner was supposed to be the heir apparent at first base after Chris Serritella ... Continue Reading →
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