Junior Parker Osborne reacts to the final play of SIU’s 5-4 loss against Indiana State University Sunday
at Itchy Jones Stadium. Osborne had two hits in four at-bats with one RBI. The Salukis lost the weekend
series 2-1. SIU will take on the University of Tennessee-Martin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Itchy Jones Stadium.

Saluki bats struggle against ISU Sycamores

Despite four extra innings and a win Friday, SIU couldn’t catch up to the pitching of the Sycamores and lost the final two games of the series. The Salukis (18-17) failed to get their bats going with runners in scoring position against Indiana State ... Continue Reading →
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 →

First baseball conference series goes the distance for SIU

Missouri State University is the only Missouri Valley Conference school with more losses than wins. SIU Baseball (14-12, 1-2) had its first conference series at Missouri State University (13-14, 3-3) during the weekend. Junior Sam Coonrod (0-3) started ... Continue Reading →

Baseball players learned their roles quickly

The SIU baseball team (13-9) has the potential to get back to the Missouri Valley Conference championship game for the first time since 2012. SIU was picked to finish the conference in fifth in the preseason, but they have enough talent to prove that ... Continue Reading →
Senior Donny Duschinsky prepares for his at bat during the Salukis’ 5-4 win against Purdue Saturday at Itchy Jones Stadium. The
Salukis won on a walk-off in the 16th inning. SIU (13-9) will play at Murray State University Tuesday.

Salukis steal series from Purdue

Senior shortstop Jake Welch became the first Saluki to hit a home run at Itchy Jones Stadium on Sunday. The Salukis (13-9) hosted Purdue University (3-16) to a weekend series. SIU lost Friday 3-2, but won Saturday 5-4 and Sunday 4-0 to claim the series. Junior ... Continue Reading →
The SIU and the University of Illinois baseball teams line up at the newly-renovated Itchy Jones
Stadium for the national anthem Friday before the Salukis’ 5-1 loss. The Salukis swept the Illini
2-0 during Saturday’s doubleheader, bringing SIU’s record to 10-8. The Salukis play Eastern Illinois
University 4 p.m. Tuesday at Itchy Jones Stadium.

Itchy Jones Stadium celebrates Saluki legends

Roughly a week before the inaugural game at Itchy Jones Stadium, coach Ken Henderson and former coach Dan Callahan’s widow, Stacy Callahan, turned on the stadium lights for the first time. The clubhouse, formerly known as Richard “Itchy” Jones ... Continue Reading →
Freshman infielder Will Farmer attempts to tag out freshman Carl Russell during the Salukis’ 2-1 win against Northern Illinois University Saturday at Rent One Park in Marion. SIU beat Belmont 7-6 Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn., and have won three in a row and seven of the last eight games. SIU baseball faces off against South Alabama University in a three game series this weekend.


Dawgs burn Bruins with six unearned runs

The Saluki baseball team had its sixth win from a freshman pitcher this season and have also had six pitchers earn their first Division I win this season. SIU (8-3) has won seven of its last eight games after a 7-6 win against Belmont University (6-6) ... Continue Reading →

Hilltoppers top Salukis twice in three games

After winning the season opener Saturday, the Saluki baseball team lost the next two games of its three-game series during the weekend. SIU (1-2) traveled to Western Kentucky University (2-1) for a three-game series that was scheduled to start Friday ... Continue Reading →
Senior in-fielder, Jake Welch, takes a
swing Sunday at the Garden Grove Event
Center during batting practice. Welch was
named All-MVC in the preseason poll and
was the only Saluki to be named. The men’s
baseball team will kick off their season Feb.
14 in Bowling Green, Ky. against Western
Kentucky University.

Welch represents the Salukis in MVC poll

Senior shortstop Jake Welch received an extra 22nd birthday present after being named to the Missouri Valley Conference preseason baseball team. SIU was picked to finish fifth out of eight teams for the second straight year, and of the 14 MVC preseason ... Continue Reading →

Baseball players succeed off field

Two Salukis shined on the field and in the classroom last season, earning scholar athlete awards. Senior utility player Austin Montgomery and junior pitcher Tyler Dray were selected for the Missouri Valley Conference MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team. To ... Continue Reading →

Salukis ready for final test

The SIU men’s baseball team plays six of its last seven games against Missouri Valley Conference competition and the season’s final stretch could be what the team needs to have a successful postseason. The Salukis have been stricken with close ... Continue Reading →

The art of the curveball

When baseball pitchers are taught to try and fool a batter, a curveball is often the pitch to learn. “It gives you an upper hand on the hitter,” Todd Eaton, SIU junior relief pitcher, said. “If you can get the pitch to move and miss barrels it helps ... Continue Reading →

Baseball can’t hold on to lead, loses 8-6 in MVC championship

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 →

Salukis beat Middle Tennessee State, split midweek series

Saluki outfielders Nick Johnson and Rennie Troggio collided when they both called for a fly ball that hit to right-center field in the second inning. The error, given to Troggio, was the first of three for the Salukis during the inning, and it put them ... 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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