Salukis battle each other for records

The Saluki baseball team has only seven games left of its regular season, but there is more than wins and losses at stake. Senior shortstop Jake Welch moved into ninth place in Saluki history with 213 career games during the weekend, five behind pitching ... 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 →
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.

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 →

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 →

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 →

Moccia: Abe Martin field needs updates

Baseball field renovations behind schedule, projected to finish on time The renovations to Abe Martin Field have hit a snag with their initial plans, but university administrators say the project is still set to finish on time. Phil Gatton, director of ... Continue Reading →

Baseball gears up for series against conference-leading Missouri State

Even though the SIU baseball team has the opportunity to take first place against Missouri State in the Missouri Valley Conference, the team looks at this weekend’s series like any other. “We try not to pay too much attention to the standings,” ... Continue Reading →

Changes to come before Evansville matchup

Saluki baseball goes into a weekend series against Evansville with 71 errors this season, forcing coach Ken Henderson to make some defensive changes. “We have guys that are capable of making plays, and for whatever reason, we haven’t done that,” ... Continue Reading →

Season starts Friday for Saluki baseball

The SIU baseball team hasn’t made it to the NCAA regional tournament since 1990, before several players on the team were even born. But coach Ken Henderson says he’s prepared his team to change that. “I told our kids there’s no reason ... Continue Reading →
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