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SIU fails to protect lead in loss to No. 16 Missouri State

SIU fails to protect lead in loss to No. 16 Missouri State

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
May 6, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The SIU baseball team took a 5-4 lead into the eighth inning, but control issues from the bullpen gave No. 16 Missouri State a late advantage in its 7-5 comeback win over Southern on Friday at Itchy Jones Stadium. Southern entered Friday night's game tied with Wichita State for fourth overall in the...

SIU men’s, women’s tennis finish final matches as conference runners-up

SIU men’s, women’s tennis finish final matches as conference runners-up

By Sean Carley
May 3, 2017
Filed under Sports, Tennis

As Saturday night turned into Sunday morning in Bloomington, four Missouri Valley tennis teams went to sleep with dreams of a conference championship, knowing their seasons could wind to a close in the coming day. However, for two of these teams, the weekend meant so much more. SIU men's and women's...

Salukis fall to Illini in weekday match-up

Salukis fall to Illini in weekday match-up

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
May 3, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The SIU baseball team lost an up-and-down battle to the University of Illinois 6-5 Tuesday night at Itchy Jones Stadium. Junior pitcher Jamison Steege toed the rubber Tuesday night for his second career start as a Saluki. His first start came April 25 against SEMO where he recovered from early trouble...

Former SIU linebackers sign with Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Former SIU linebackers sign with Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

By Sean Carley
April 29, 2017
Filed under Football, SIU Football, Sports

Although they didn't hear their names called in the NFL draft, two former Salukis will still get to go after their NFL dreams. Former linebacker Chase Allen has agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins while another former linebacker, Deondre Barnett, joins the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as undrafted free...

Rain cancels softball games; finalizes Friday contest

Rain cancels softball games; finalizes Friday contest

By Sean Carley
April 29, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

Because of a massive storm that hit the Midwest on Friday, SIU softball was unable to finish its series with Indiana State. Indiana State decided to cancel what would have been the deciding matchup in the series between the two schools and finalized the contest from Friday, which was to be concluded...

SIU defeats DBU in conference series opener Friday

SIU defeats DBU in conference series opener Friday

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
April 29, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The SIU baseball team battled through persistent rain and lightning to defeat conference opponent Dallas Baptist University 4-1 Friday afternoon at Itchy Jones Stadium, moving its winning streak to a season-high five games. Friday's game was moved up to 1 p.m. to miss incoming storms later in the...

Saluki softball loses first game, carries big lead in second of rain-postponed doubleheader

Saluki softball loses first game, carries big lead in second of rain-postponed doubleheader

By Sean Carley
April 28, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

Although only one game of Friday's doubleheader with Indiana State was completed — and it carried a negative result — SIU softball likely doesn't feel too bad about its position in going into Saturday. The Salukis couldn't string together the clutch hits necessary to win game one, but came back...

Salukis steal a win from SEMO with ninth-inning comeback

Salukis steal a win from SEMO with ninth-inning comeback

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
April 26, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Down three runs with one out in the top of the ninth, Southern's baseball team scored five times to take the lead and shut down Southeast Missouri in the bottom half of the inning to earn a stunning 7-5 win Tuesday night at Capaha Field. Junior pitcher Jamison Steege took the mound in his first...

Salukis complete three-game series sweep of Tennessee Tech with win Sunday

Salukis complete three-game series sweep of Tennessee Tech with win Sunday

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
April 23, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

SIU baseball kept the bats alive Sunday at Itchy Jones Stadium, recording 13 hits to power past Tennessee Tech 13-8 and complete the weekend series sweep while moving to 21-20 on the season. Senior starting pitcher Joey Marciano toed the rubber for the Salukis in the series finale Sunday, looking...

Saluki softball uses long ball to sweep Wichita State

Saluki softball uses long ball to sweep Wichita State

By Sean Carley
April 23, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

Wichita State's final day in Carbondale as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference will not be remembered fondly. Saluki softball launched four home runs throughout the day to sweep the weather-shortened series with the Shockers, winning the first game 3-2 and the second game 5-4. "It's always...

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