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SIU's Megan Brown (35) singles in the second inning against Valparaiso during the first game of a doubleheader at Charlotte West Stadium on Saturday in Carbondale.

TUESDAY 

• Baseball (17-22) hosts Illinois (28-14), 5 p.m., Jones Stadium. The Salukis try to snap their 10-game losing streak against the Fighting Illini in the first of five games this week. SIU hosts Murray State Wednesday and opens a three-game set against Evansville Friday night.

Tuesday's game is scheduled to air on ESPN+, with SIU softball coach Kerri Blaylock scheduled to join Connor Onion on the broadcast. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth (13-18). Kids 12-and-under get in free. SIU students get in free with valid ID. Live stats are available at SIUSalukis.com.

SIU has won 12 of its 17 victories at home. 

Illinois swept the Salukis in Champaign in March.

WEDNESDAY

• Baseball hosts Murray State, 5 p.m., Jones Stadium. Fans can listen to the action online at SIUSalukis.com and follow the action there with live stats.  

• Softball (31-11) hosts SIU-Edwardsville (15-24), 5 p.m., West Stadium. Fans can listen to the action online at SIUSalukis.com and follow along with live stats. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth (13-18). Kids 12-and-under get in free, and SIU students get in free with valid ID. 

SIU is 6-2 lifetime against its sister school. The Cougars have dropped four straight games entering the matchup. SIU comes off a three-game sweep at Northern Iowa. All three games took place at the UNI-Dome after snow hit the ground in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

• NCAA Selection Show, men's golf regionals, 8 p.m., The Golf Channel. The SIU men's golf team, which captured the Missouri Valley Conference tournament last week, will find out its regional assignment at a watch party at Copper Dragon in Carbondale. The public is invited to the watch party. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

• Baseball kicks off a three-game series against Evansville at 6:30 p.m. The game is scheduled to air on ESPN+. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth (13-18). Kids 12-and-under get in free, and SIU students get in free with valid ID. The series is part of Alumni Weekend.

The Salukis are 37-30 lifetime against the Purple Aces, and have taken the last seven games between the two. 

SATURDAY

• Softball hosts Bradley for a noon doubleheader in the final regular-season series of the season for both teams. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth (13-18). Kids 12-and-under get in free, and SIU students get in free with valid ID. The Salukis are 43-8 lifetime against the Braves, including 23-3 at home.

• Baseball hosts Evansville at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth (13-18). Kids 12-and-under get in free, and SIU students get in free with valid ID. 

SUNDAY

• It's Senior Day for the SIU softball team, as it takes on Bradley at 11 a.m. at West Stadium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth (13-18). Kids 12-and-under get in free, and SIU students get in free with valid ID. 

• Baseball hosts Evansville at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth (13-18). Kids 12-and-under get in free, and SIU students get in free with valid ID. 

MONDAY

• Women's golf at the NCAA regional in Cle Elum, Washington. The Salukis kick off the three-day regional after winning the MVC tournament. Some action will air on The Golf Channel. Fans can follow along at ncaa.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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