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SIU infielder/outfielder Jenny Jansen poses for a photo on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at SIU. Jansen has proven to be a constant bat for the SIU softball team. Jansen was a key piece to the win this year over #22 Mississippi State on Feb. 21, where she produced three hits, including a homerun, with 3 RBIs.

Q and A with Saluki softball star Jenny Jansen as she adds a new chapter in the history books at SIU

By Joseph Bernard, Staff Reporter April 30, 2022

Coming off their conference championship in the 2021 season, the Saluki softball team looked to continue that type of success with many of the original starters returning as well as bringing in a lot of...

SIU Baseball takes two out of three against Dallas Baptist University

By Joseph Bernard, Staff Reporter April 30, 2022

The SIUC Baseball team (28-11, 6-3 MVC) traveled over to Dallas this weekend for a three game set against Dallas Baptist University (24-15, 5-4 conference). The Salukis took games 1 and 2 of the series...

Saluki Softball Ends in Tie with Racers

By Joseph Bernard, Staff Reporter April 30, 2022

SIU Softball (20-16-1, 9-8 MVC) battled to the end against the Murray State Racers (30-11-1, 14-3 conference) today, ending in a 6-6 tie after going into an extra inning. Sophomore Madi Eberle got the...

J.T. Weber is having a historic season, but his eyes are on the team’s success

By Brandyn Wilcoxen , Staff Reporter April 30, 2022

Metropolis native J.T. Weber is on pace to shatter several school records as the fifth-year baseball player enters the back half of his final season. But with his team 10-3 in the month of April, Weber...

Saluki Baseball gears up for final stretch of regular season

By Cole Daily, Staff Reporter April 30, 2022

Southern Illinois currently sits at 26-10 on the season, 4-2 against Missouri Valley Conference opponents. Junior Cody Cleveland said SIU has a real chance to win the conference and contend for a bid in...

The Salukis Baseball team huddles after the Salukis 9-1 win over Western Illinois to help extend their undefeated season to eight wins on Tuesday, Mar. 2, 2021 at Itchy Jones Stadium in Carbondale, Ill.

8th Inning rally helps SIU stun SEMO in extra innings

By Joseph Bernard, Staff Reporter April 27, 2022
After being down by 5 runs entering the bottom of the eighth, the Salukis rallied back from a 6-1 in the eighth inning to force extras and beat SEMO in the 11th inning off junior Jack Rigoni’s walk-off home run for the 7-6 win. The Salukis were highlighted by offensive performances from Rigoni, who went a team-high 4/5 at the plate on the night, including his walk-off homer. Rigoni went around the base-path three times to score as well and was walked once too. Senior J.T Weber had himself a night too, with the game-tying 3-run homer in the eighth to help the Saluki's efforts. Weber went 2/5 at the plate with four RBI’s on the night.
The softball team high fives each other after a huddle on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at Charlotte West Stadium in Carbondale, Ill.

SIU Softball falls to Missouri State in low-scoring affair

By Cole Daily, Staff Reporter April 27, 2022
The Salukis battled the Bears of Missouri State on Wednesday, April 27, where they would lose 1-0. That made the series one game to two for MSU. This was a grueling battle for SIU, neither team could gain an edge.

Salukis hope to reach new heights in women’s basketball behind new head coach Kelly Bond-White

By Cole Daily, Sports Reporter April 26, 2022

Kelly Bond-White had big shoes to fill when she decided to take the job with Southern Illinois University’s (SIU) women’s basketball program. Just last season, the Salukis won the regular-season conference...

Southern Illinois Pharaohs bringing a new brand of basketball to Carbondale

By Joseph Bernard, Sports Reporter April 26, 2022

The Southern Illinois Pharaohs are back in Carbondale after being absent since the 2017 season, bringing a professional minor league basketball team back to the area. The Pharaohs started their season...

Bandy, Rog excel in weekend series win over Evansville

By Brandyn Wilcoxen, Sports Reporter April 26, 2022

The Slugging Salukis crossed the plate 14 times each on Friday and Sunday to clinch a series victory over the Evansville Purple Aces, improving to 23-9 on the season and 4-2 in Valley play. The series...

The Salukis Baseball team huddles after the Salukis 9-1 win over Western Illinois to help extend their undefeated season to eight wins on Tuesday, Mar. 2, 2021 at Itchy Jones Stadium in Carbondale, Ill.

SIU Baseball takes two out of three against Dallas Baptist University

By Joseph Bernard, Staff Reporter April 25, 2022
The SIUC Baseball team (28-11, 6-3 MVC) traveled over to Dallas this weekend for a three game set against Dallas Baptist University (24-15, 5-4 conference). The Salukis took games 1 and 2 of the series on Friday and Saturday with final scores of 7-6 and 10-9, while they dropped the final game of the series on Sunday with a score of 2-10.

“We want to be playing our best softball in May”: Salukis look to finish the season strong

By Brandyn Wilcoxen, Sports Reporter April 21, 2022

In the three-year period from 2019-2021, Saluki softball went 86-37, winning 70% of its games and making appearances in the NCAA Tournament both times the tournament was held. Those final three full seasons...

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