Freshman pitcher Shaye Harre gets tagged out at home plate Saturday during game one of a doubleheader against Indiana State University at Charlotte West Stadium. The Salukis split the doubleheader, which ensured the team a first-round bye in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Thursday through Saturday at Illinois State University.

Sycamores stun Salukis with series win

SIU softball played in its final weekend series of the year: a series that had major postseason implications for both teams. Indiana State University took the series win two games to one, spurred on by strong Sycamore pitching and lackluster performances ... Continue Reading →

Salukis shock Wichita State

Saluki softball continued its stretch of late-season victories with a series win over the first place team in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Salukis (27-21, 14-9) traveled to Wichita State University (31-20, 18-6) for a three-game set where the Dawgs ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs clip Skyhawks’ wings

SIU softball has found its way back into the win column after a dominant performance at home. The Salukis (25-20) played the University of Tennessee at Martin (23-24-1) in Carbondale Thursday night, scoring early and often to beat the Skyhawks 9-0 in ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore Lacey Newbold slides into home Saturday during the Salukis’ 6-2 win against Loyola University at
Charlotte West Stadium. Newbold was called safe in the play. SIU swept the three-game series, bringing the team’s
record to 24-19 and 12-7 in the Missouri Valley Conference.

SIU sweeps aside Loyola Ramblers

SIU softball extended its season-high winning streak to seven games with a sweep of Missouri Valley Conference newcomer Loyola University. The Dawgs (24-19, 12-7) won all three games this weekend against the Ramblers (16-27, 7-12) thanks to strong pitching ... Continue Reading →
Senior infielder Jayna Spivey tags out Evansville junior Victoria Dellorto Wednesday during the Salukis’ 12-4 win against the University of Evansville at Charlotte West Stadium. SIU swept the doubleheader series against the Purple Aces, bringing the team’s record to 21-19 overall and 9-7 in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Salukis begin a three-game series Friday against the Loyola University Ramblers at Charlotte West Stadium.

SIU on four-game winning streak

The Salukis pulled off a sweep in Wednesday’s double-header against the Purple Aces of Evansville University, scoring 21 runs in two games. SIU (21-19, 9-7) carried over its momentum from the series against Bradley University during the weekend to ... Continue Reading →
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 →

Racers call for mercy against Dawgs

After five games away from Charlotte West Stadium, SIU scored early and often to send Murray State University back to the commonwealth early. The Salukis scored seven runs in the third inning and also had their first grand slam of the year to beat the ... Continue Reading →
Junior pitcher
Katie Bertelsen
delivers a pitch
Tuesday during
the Salukis’ 9-1 win
against Murray
State University
at Charlotte West
Stadium. Bertelsen
allowed one run off
three hits in five
innings before the
game was called
for the mercy rule.
The Salukis travel
to SIU-Edwardsville
Wednesday to take
on the Cougars.

Quality starts become routine for pitcher

Salukis’ softball pitching staff may have a new ace up their sleeve. Junior pitcher Katie Bertelsen has been a solid starter in the circle for the Salukis this season. In 16 starts, Katie Bertelsen is 8-5 with a 3.46 ERA, but Bertelsen’s best performances ... 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 →

SIU drops three in Florida

Despite dropping below .500 after this weekend’s set of five games, the Salukis were still able to get production from key members of the team at the University of North Florida Osprey Invitational, in Jacksonville, Fla. The Salukis started Friday’s ... 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 →

Salukis prepare for championship run

After a roller coaster regular season, the SIU softball team set their sights on the Missouri Valley Championship, a title the team has not won since 1991. The MVC Tournament opened today in Omaha, Neb. with the fifth-seeded Salukis (24-26, 12-10 MVC) ... Continue Reading →

Great defense fuels Salukis’ season turnaround

  After a shaky first half start to its season, the Southern Illinois softball team has come around and won nine of its last 16 games, including seven of the last nine in Valley play. Before the Salukis’ Wednesday doubleheader against Evansville, ... Continue Reading →

Salukis face unfinished business

Despite a disappointing Missouri Valley Conference championship game loss last season, the Salukis were picked as co-favorites to win the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Championship in the MVC Preseason Coaches Poll. SIU finished last season with a 36-20 ... Continue Reading →

Softball takes one of three in last regular-season series

After the Salukis’ sluggish offense cost them both games of a series-opening double-header Saturday against Bradley University, sophomore Jayna Spivey’s first career grand slam Sunday helped them take one of three games in the final regular ... Continue Reading →
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