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.

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 →

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 →

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 →

Baseball falls to Saint Louis

Saint Louis vaulted itself past the Saluki baseball team with the help of a five-run third inning Tuesday. SIU (25-27) fell 8-5 to Saint Louis (38-15) Tuesday in Sauget. Sophomore right-hander Aaron Snyder (1-4, 2.73 ERA) started his first game with the ... Continue Reading →

Baseball swept by Illinois State

  The Salukis couldn’t find a win when they traveled to Illinois State for a three-game series Friday through Sunday. SIU (25-23, 9-9 Missouri Valley Conference) lost 8-1 Sunday to Illinois State (26-16, 8-8 MVC) as the Redbirds completed the ... Continue Reading →

Baseball topples Illini with late-inning rally

The Salukis scored five runs in the final two innings to topple the Fighting Illini in a mid-week contest Tuesday. SIU (25-20) went into the top of the eighth inning against Illinois (25-19) trailing 3-2, but after a double by senior catcher Brian Bajer, ... Continue Reading →

Six-run sixth inning dooms Salukis

The strong winds of Abe Martin Field helped Middle Tennessee State score 14 runs in its 14-5 victory Tuesday against the Salukis. “We didn’t play poorly, we just didn’t pitch well enough to win,” said coach Ken Henderson. “And we’re not going ... Continue Reading →

Baseball wins two of three against Hilltoppers

The Salukis traveled to Western Kentucky University for a three-game series and came away with two victories. In the first game against WKU (2-5) Friday, SIU (4-3) went into the ninth inning with a 7-5 lead. Sophomore right-handed pitcher Todd Eaton came ... Continue Reading →
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