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Softball improves hitting with coach, new online system

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

February 17, 2015

The Saluki softball offense has been among the best in the Missouri Valley Conference the past four years because of their hitting coach. Associate head coach Jen Sewell has begun her fifth year with the position, and her seventh year at SIU.As...

Saluki softball drops pair in Georgia tournament

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

February 15, 2015

Seven games and two tournaments into the season, the Saluki softball team is 2-5 after dropping a pair of close games in Georgia this weekend.“We have to toughen up a little bit,” coach Kerri Blaylock said. “We did a great job [Friday] n...

Youth replacing experience behind the plate

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

February 11, 2015

After losing a three-year starter behind the plate, Saluki softball has turned to young talent to fill the gap.Freshman catcher and infielder Sydney Jones came to SIU instead of Florida Gulf Coast University after attending Palm...

Saluki softball starts season in South Carolina

By Brent Meske| @BrentmeskeDE, Daily Egyptian

February 7, 2015

Saluki softball kicked off the season with a 1-3 record in Charleston, S.C., at the Charleston Southern Tournament.Sophomore pitcher and infielder Shaye Harre paced the Salukis both pitching and hitting. She had 3 hits in 11 at...

Softball to kick off season this weekend

By Sean Phee, @SeanPheeDE

February 4, 2015

SIU softball will have a busy weekend to start the 2015 season, with four games in two days.The Salukis left Wednesday for Charleston, S.C., for the Charleston Southern Tournament, where they will kick off the season against Ohio S...

Softball benefits from spring weather during winter workouts

By Melanie Early, @MelanieEarlyDE

January 19, 2015

SIU softball got dirt on its cleats Monday afternoon while practicing outside, thanks to warm January temperatures.The Salukis’ season is only three weeks away and senior pitcher Katie Bertelsen is happy to practice outside...

Softball Stadium gets new look

By Tony McDaniel

November 30, 2014

Since SIU's softball stadium’s construction in 2003, the outfield wall was nothing more than a chain-link fence with advertisements and pennants for the Salukis’ Missouri Valley Conference titles attached to it.That was unt...

Saluki softball inks five players for 2015-16

By Tony McDaniel

November 12, 2014

SIU softball has reloaded for the 2015-16 season in several key positions.The Salukis signed five players Wednesday—two pitchers, two outfielders and a third baseman.Coach Kerri Blaylock said her five signings will fill the vo...

Fall scrimmages end with sweep

By Tony McDaniel

October 6, 2014

SIU softball pulled out back-to-back victories at home in its final games until next semester.The Salukis beat Lakeland College and Southeast Missouri on Sunday to finish the fall season 6-2.Coach Kerri Blaylock said she is plea...

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