For five years, SIU softball fans got to write two names in their scorebooks just about every game. But in February 2022, Maddy Vermejan and Katelyn Massa won’t be available to provide leadership, big defensive plays and clutch hits.
In the end, SIU’s season evaporated like perspiration in the desert air.
Sarah Harness tossed a two-hit shutout, Elisabeth Huckleberry and Jenny Jansen homered, and SIU clinched a trip to their third NCAA Tournament in five years with a blanking of Northern Iowa in the Missouri Valley Conference tourney championship game.
Breaking up the no-hit bid of Illinois State in emphatic fashion, fourth-seeded SIU scored all its runs in the last two innings for a win that advanced them to the championship game of the Missouri Valley Conference Softball Tournament.
The Southern Illinois University softball team dropped a pair of tough luck losses to Northern Iowa on Saturday in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Before her SIU softball team kept their hopes of a conference regular season title alive by sweeping Valpo, Kerri Blaylock was feted for passing legendary baseball coach Itchy Jones atop the school’s all-time wins list on Sunday at Indiana State.
Second baseman Maddy Vermejan already owns one SIU softball record that will be hard to catch. Not that anyone playing in the back yard dreams of holding a career record for hit by pitches.
CARBONDALE — It was a decision SIU softball coach Kerri Blaylock pondered prior to Wednesday’s doubleheader sweep at Missouri State’s hands.
Frustrated at almost every turn by Missouri State’s pitching and defense, SIU softball dropped 4-0 and 4-1 decisions at Charlotte West Stadium.
SIU’s softball team saw its Charlotte West Stadium winning streak end at 22 games in the nightcap of Saturday’s Missouri Valley Conference doubleheader against Drake.
After spotting Creighton two quick runs, the Southern Illinois University softball team took control Saturday and extended its historic winning streak with a 5-3 win over the Bluejays as part of the Saluki Invitational tournament at Charlotte West Stadium.
The Southern Illinois University softball team used perfect situational hitting to swing the momentum and beat Northern Kentucky Friday afternoon as part of the Saluki Invitational tournament at Charlotte West Stadium.
The unbeaten SIU softball team puts its 18-game winning streak on the line this weekend at the Saluki Invitational with five games in three days.
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CARBONDALE — The first four innings were a bit like watching someone jiggle their door key into the lock, knowing full well that it was going to work.
The Southern Illinois University softball team won both of its games at the Black and Gold Invitational in Hattiesburg, Miss. on Saturday.
SIU's softball team will have to wait another day to open the 2021 season. Its doubleheader with Murray State Friday was weathered out at Southern Mississippi's tournament in Hattiesburg.
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The Southern Illinois University softball team had a league-leading five student-athletes named to Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete teams, the conference announced Thursday.
The Southern Illinois University softball team won both of its games on day two of the Saluki Invitational Saturday. The Salukis won game one against the reigning Big East Champion DePaul 1-0 behind a gem from freshman pitcher Sarah Harness and followed with a 3-1 victory over Western Illino…
The Southern Illinois University softball team won its sixth-straight game Friday on day one of the Saluki Invitational, as the Salukis scored 10 of their 11 runs in the first two innings to defeat Northern Illinois, 11-1 in five innings.