Game ends in tie after curfew

By Ted Ward, @TedWard_DE

Another tough offensive day for SIU baseball led to a 2-2 tie game that ended after the 12th inning due to a game curfew.

The Salukis left 17 runners on base against St. John’s, loading them three separate times, and were 1-11 with runners in scoring position.

Sophomore pitcher Michael Baird (2-1, 1.75 ERA) gave the Salukis a solid outing on the mound, giving up two runs on seven hits and striking out six.


SIU’s only runs of the game came from sophomore outfielder Greg Lambert and junior designated hitter Hunter Anderson when they hit back-to-back solo home runs in the second inning.

The Red Storm tied the game off Baird in the seventh inning when sophomore infielder Jesse Berardi singled in sophomore designated hitter John Valente.

The Dawgs had a chance to win the game in the 11th inning with the bases loaded and nobody out, but they couldn’t capitalize on the opportunity.

It was the first tie game SIU played in since 2004 against Bradley.

SIU travels to play Arkansas State on at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in Jonesboro, Ark.

Ted Ward can be reached at [email protected] or 618-534-3303