SIU baseball players keep options open

Former pitchers Sam Coonrod and Nathan Dorris, and former Saluki catcher Matt Jones all intend to finish their education through SIU. The Chicago Cubs drafted left-handed pitcher Dorris in the 17th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball First Year Player ... Continue Reading →

Three players snagged from Salukis in MLB draft

Three Salukis got the call to the big leagues in this year’s MLB draft, and the jump to the professional ranks was too good to pass up for all of them. First baseman Chris Serritella, left-handed pitcher Nathan Dorris and first baseman recruit Zach ... Continue Reading →

Dorris taken in 17th round of MLB Draft by Cubs

Junior left-handed pitcher Nathan Dorris was taken in the 17th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Chicago Cubs Wednesday with the 524th overall pick. Dorris was 7-4 with a 4.17 ERA in 16 appearances this season, 14 of them starts. He began ... Continue Reading →

Serritella taken in fourth round of MLB Draft by Phillies

Saluki first baseman Chris Serritella was taken in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday. Serritella was taken with the 158th overall pick, which was the last of the fourth round. He was drafted in the ... Continue Reading →

Baseball ends season with 8-6 loss in MVC championship game

The Salukis jumped ahead early in the championship game of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament against Creighton, but the lead didn’t hold and the Salukis were denied their first bid to the NCAA tournament in 22 years. Creighton won the MVC baseball ... Continue Reading →

Baseball swept by Sycamores, finish 9-12 in conference

The Salukis were already in a 5-1 when the second out was made in the top of the fifth inning Sunday, but the Indiana State Sycamores were able to drive in four more runs before the inning ended to pull ahead of the Salukis. SIU (25-26, 9-12 Missouri ... Continue Reading →

Four starting pitchers have baseball coaches excited for postseason

When he walked off the mound in the fifth inning against Wichita State April 1, junior left-hander Nathan Dorris was on his way out of the weekend rotation. “I wasn’t believing in myself and my abilities. I wasn’t going out there knowing I could ... 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 →

Baseball wins despite late-inning surge from SEMO

The Salukis cruised through seven innings Tuesday, but two errors in the top of the eighth made the game interesting towards the end. “Everybody’s focusing on the last two innings, and I thought it was a good day for us,” said coach Ken Henderson. ... Continue Reading →

Baseball defeat Tennessee-Martin

Salukis snap five-game losing streak After the Salukis tied the game 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh and chased Tennessee-Martin’s starting pitcher from the game. Then Skyhawk relief pitcher Daniel Tobik struck out the first two batters he faced, ... Continue Reading →

Baseball faces Tennessee-Martin in mid-week contest

Saluki baseball hasn’t played well in mid-week games all season, but coach Ken Henderson said he’s hopeful that will change. “It’s tough. You get this late in the year, and with the conference games, there’s just so much emphasis ... Continue Reading →

Baseball swept by Dallas Baptist

Freshman right-hander Sam Coonrod’s pitching could have given the Salukis a victory Saturday, but the bullpen couldn’t keep Dallas Baptist off the board as the Salukis squandered their chance to avoid a sweep. Sophomore relievers Tyler Dray and ... Continue Reading →

Baseball team travels to Dallas Baptist for three-game series

Teams split two games last season The Salukis played a rare Thursday game to kick off a three-game set against Dallas Baptist University, which junior first baseman Chris Serritella said was a little weird to get used to. “It’s my first time doing ... Continue Reading →

Baseball drops finale, takes two of three from Evansville

The Salukis did something they haven’t done all season twice this weekend: go an entire game without making an error. SIU (18-14, 5-4 Missouri Valley Conference) has gone two straight games without making an error after its 6-2 error-free loss Sunday ... Continue Reading →

Salukis fall in series finale, take two of three against Bradley

A three-run home run from Bradley junior left fielder Andrew Wasmund in the fourth inning Sunday kept the Salukis from sweeping the Braves this weekend. SIU (14-10, 2-1 Missouri Valley Conference) fell 8-4 to Bradley (11-9-1, 1-2 MVC) Sunday after winning ... Continue Reading →
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