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CARBONDALE — The third game of the Southern Illinois-Dallas Baptist series, which was suspended in the bottom of the sixth inning on Saturday night, will not be continued.

Since the teams had completed five innings, the game is completed and all records and statistics count. Dallas Baptist won the game, 7-1, and the series, 2-1.

The teams intended to resume the game at noon on Sunday but could not find an opening in the weather long enough to complete the game.

"We felt we had a large enough break to finish the game, but not large enough of a break for both teams properly warm up and play," SIU coach Ken Henderson said. "If we had an on-site indoor facility and could have been prepared to start when the rain stopped, I am confident we would have finished the game."

SIU (23-22, 6-6 MVC) won Game 1 of the series 4-1, but lost Game 2 4-2. The Patriots (27-16, 8-4) trailed 1-0 before scoring three runs in the fifth and four in the sixth to jump ahead. 

SIU next hosts Illinois on Tuesday, May 2, at 6 p.m. at Jones Stadium. The Salukis are looking for a three-game season sweep over the Illini after winning twice in Champaign earlier this year.

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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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