Joy picks up Salukis

By Gus Bode

Junior pitcher Shawn Joy used 100 pitches to make it through the seventh inning and pick up his fourth win of the season for the SIU baseball team.

The Salukis defeated Missouri State 5-3 today in Carbondale thanks in part to Joy’s performance and an errorless day in the field.

SIU got to Bears’ starter Ross Ditwiler early, tagging him for five runs in 3.2 innings.


First baseman Adam Hills led the way for the Salukis with a home run and three RBIs. Designated hitter Chris Crank starting the scoring run in the second with a solo home run.

SIU relievers Ian Reinhart and Bryant George came into the game in the eighth and ninth innings respectively.

Both tossed a scoreless inning in relief of Joy and George, a freshman, picked up his seventh save of the season.

670 people were on hand to watch a quick Saluki win. The game lasted two hours and five minutes.

Cody Adams will take the mound Saturday for SIU against Missouri State’s Scott Carroll.

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