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The SIU baseball team jumps into the 2019 season a week after the Saluki softball team went 3-2 in its opening weekend.

The Saluki baseball team opens the season at Nicholls State Friday through Sunday in Thibodaux, Louisiana. First pitch on Friday is set for 1 p.m. Here's a look at this week in Saluki athletics:

Monday-Tuesday

• Women's golf at the Battle at Boulder Creek in Las Vegas. Final round scheduled for Tuesday. It's the Salukis' first event since finishing second at a tournament in Evansville, Indiana, last October. 

• Drake at men's basketball, 7 p.m., Tuesday, SIU Arena. The Salukis (13-12, 6-6 MVC) come off a 78-73 win over Evansville Saturday night. The Bulldogs (18-7, 7-5) beat SIU 82-70 in Des Moines Jan. 8 in one of the Salukis' worst performances of the season. The game is scheduled to air on ESPN+ and the Saluki Radio Network. 

Thursday

• Softball (3-2) vs. Mississippi State, 10 a.m., Puerto Vallarta Classic, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The Salukis kick off a four-game event south of the border Thursday morning. Live stats will be available at siusalukis.com

Friday

• Softball vs. Northern Colorado, 12:30 p.m., Puerto Vallarta Classic, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Live stats available at siusalukis.com.

• Baseball season premiere at Nicholls State, Thibodaux, La., 1 p.m. Live stats available at siusalukis.com

• Women's basketball (10-11, 3-7 MVC) vs. Bradley (17-5, 7-4), SIU Arena, 6 p.m. The Salukis try to snap a three-game losing streak when the Braves come to town. The game is scheduled to air on ESPN+ and Magic 95.1 FM. SIU sits in eighth place in the league, although it is a victory out of a tie for sixth with eight games to play.

Saturday

• Men's golf at Florida, Gainesville, Fla. The Salukis start off the 2019 campaign in Florida with a two-day event at the University of Florida. Live stats available at siusalukis.com.

• Men's basketball at Indiana State, 11 a.m., Hulman Center, Terre Haute, Ind. The Salukis beat the Sycamores 88-73 in its highest-scoring game of the season. The game is scheduled to air on MVC-TV (Fox Sports Midwest, NBC Sports Chicago) and ESPN+ outside the MVC footprint. The game will also air on the Saluki Sports Network.

• Baseball at Nicholls State, Thibodaux, La., 2:30 p.m. Live stats available at siusalukis.com.

• Softball vs. Sacramento State, Puerto Vallarta Classic, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 6 p.m. SIU also takes on North Dakota State at approximately 8:30 p.m. in its final game of the event. Live stats available at siusalukis.com.

Sunday

Men's golf at Florida, Gainesville, Fla. The Salukis start off the 2019 campaign in Florida with a two-day event at the University of Florida. Live stats available at siusalukis.com.

• Women's basketball vs. Illinois State, SIU Arena, 2 p.m. The game is scheduled to air on ESPN+ and Magic 95.1 FM. 

• Baseball at Nicholls State, Thibodaux, La., noon. Live stats available at siusalukis.com.  

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Todd Hefferman has covered SIU athletics since 2008. A University of Iowa grad, he is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and a Heisman Trophy voter.

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