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Softball Superlatives

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

May 5, 2015

The Saluki softball team finished fifth in the Missouri Valley Conference this season and plays its first tournament game Thursday in Wichita, Kan.Here are my 2015 Saluki Softball awards:Most Valuable Player: Kalyn Harker, CF, Seni...

Lineup change spurs success

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

March 22, 2015

After 15 games with the same leadoff hitter, the Saluki softball coaching staff made a change at the top of the order.Senior center fielder Kalyn Harker batted leadoff for 14 games with junior infielder Kelsey Gonzalez batting s...

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...

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...

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...

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