Senior catcher Allie VadeBoncouer squeezes a pitch from senior reliever Taylor Orsburn Wednesday during the Salukis’ 7-6 loss to Eastern Illinois University at Charlotte West Stadium. Freshman pitcher Shaye Harre started a seventh inning rally with a solo home run but the Salukis ultimately fell short of a comeback. SIU will travel to Peoria Saturday for a weekend series against Bradley University.

Salukis fall short against Panthers

In a game where the Dawgs left eight runners on base, the team fell just short against a quality Ohio Valley Conference opponent. Eastern Illinois University (27-11) traveled to Charlotte West Stadium for a midweek matchup against the Saluki softball ... Continue Reading →
Senior infielder Jayna Spivey was honored with her first Missouri Valley Conference softball Player of
the Week title Monday. Spivey set the school RBI record at 141 and is eighth in MVC history. She has
also led the SIU offense in doubles per game this season.

Power outweighs patience in softball

One of my favorite moments in the history of sports took place on a softball field, but it certainly was not my performance in a home run derby.  April 26, 2008. Western Oregon University played Central Washington University. WOU’s senior right fielder ... Continue Reading →

Junior put in place to lead Saluki softball

A familiar face will be the first to the plate in the Saluki lineup. Junior center fielder Kalyn Harker is hitting the ball well as of late, so well Coach Kerri Blaylock moved her to the top of the order. Harker said being a leadoff hitter comes naturally ... Continue Reading →

Salukis split doubleheader with SLU

Saluki softball turned in a Jekyl and Hyde type performance in their first mid-week matchup of the season. The Salukis (13-12) traveled to Saint Louis University (14-11) Tuesday for a doubleheader against the Billikens. The Salukis came into the games ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs dominate Drake to turn season around

SIU scored 20 runs in three games at Charlotte West Stadium to begin to turn their season around. The Salukis came into the three-game series with a 10-12 record while Drake entered the weekend underachieving with 16 losses and just six wins. In game ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs duo dates back to childhood

Two teammates on the SIU softball team have each been Salukis for two years, but their days of playing together go back much further than Charlotte West Stadium. Junior pitcher Alyssa Wunderlich and sophomore shortstop Kelsey Gonzalez have played softball ... Continue Reading →

Saluki softball gets offensive boost from freshman

Saluki softball has gotten an offensive boost from an unsuspected source. Freshman Shaye Harre started the season off on a roll. Harre ranks in the top five players on the team in RBIs, hits, total bases and slugging percentage to name just a few of the ... Continue Reading →
Junior tennis player Natasha Tomishima returns a hit Friday during her doubles
match against Arkansas State University at Garden Grove Event Center in Carbondale.
Tomishima and doubles partner Meagan Monaghan won their match against
Arkansas State senior Janie Nowland and junior Tamara Slijepcevic 8-7. The Salukis
will play Cleveland State University Saturday at home.

Saluki weekend wrap-up

SIU athletics were in action this weekend with 11 different events in six sports during a three-day period. Overall, the Salukis played well with a record of 10-2 in the weekend’s combined events. Men’s basketball: Dawgs finally control their own ... Continue Reading →
Coach Kerri Blaylock, right, hits to outfielders during practice Feb. 4 at Garden Grove Event Center as senior
catcher Allie VadeBoncouer awaits the throw home. The Salukis won two and lost two during their first weekend
tournament in San Marcos, Texas. Blaylock said the team did well Saturday despite having to practice indoors for
several days and only get five hours of sleep before the second day of play.

Saluki bats get hot in below freezing temps

Saluki Softball started the season off with two wins in four games receiving offensive boosts from some of the younger players on the team. Despite the unseasonably cold weather in San Marcos, Texas, the Salukis started the season hot with a strong performance ... Continue Reading →
Senior first baseman Taylor Orsburn fields a ground ball Tuesday during practice at Garden Grove Event Center. The Salukis softball team
was voted fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference Preseason Coaches Poll. Orsburn and 13 fellow letter winners return this season for
the opener Friday at Texas State University’s Century Link Classic.

Softball begins season with congested schedule

The SIU softball team will start its journey to the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference tournament this weekend with five games in three days. SIU will start the season in the Century Link Classic hosted by Texas State University. The Salukis will play five ... Continue Reading →

Saluki catcher leads young team

Junior catcher Allie Vadeboncouer was a Saluki softball team leader at the plate last season and finished the year with a .317 batting average while belting eight home runs and 51 RBI. As a catcher, she also helped the team’s freshman pitching staff ... Continue Reading →
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