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Lineup change spurs success

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

March 22, 2015

Filed under Softball, Sports

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 excelling outside the diamond

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

March 4, 2015

Filed under Softball, Sports

The women’s softball team was honored on Feb. 17 for having all 17 of its players maintain a 3.0 grade point average or better and having a 3.616 average GPA last fall.Coach Kerri Blaylock is used to the academic success for he...

Salukis salvage win and tie, despite three losses in Mexico

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

February 28, 2015

Filed under Softball, Sports

SIU softball fell to 3-8-1 on the season after a poor performance in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge.Thursday, the Salukis started the tournament with a 10-10, eight-inning tie against Northern Colorado (4-5...

Softball improves hitting with coach, new online system

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

February 17, 2015

Filed under Softball, Sports

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

Filed under Softball, Sports

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

Filed under Softball, Sports

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

Filed under Softball, Sports

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...

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