SIU College World Series History




    SIU Postseason History
    1966 NCAA District 4

    SIU

    4

    Western Michigan

    18

    SIU

    3

    Valparaiso

    4

    1967 NCAA District 4

    SIU

    2

    Western Michigan

    1

    SIU

    4

    Ohio State

    5

    SIU

    0

    Western Michigan

    1

     1968 NCAA District 4

    SIU

    6

    Ohio

    3

    SIU

    10

    Minnesota

    9

    SIU

    3

    Ohio

    0

     1968 College World Series

    SIU

    6

    North Carolina State

    7

    SIU

    2

    Harvard

    1

    SIU

    7

    Oklahoma State

    1

    SIU

    15

    St. John's

    0

    SIU

    3

    Southern Cal

    4

    1969 NCAA District 4

    SIU

    15

    Ball State

    6

    SIU

    4

    Minnesota

    3

    SIU

    4

    Ball State

    3

    1969 College World Series

    SIU

    0

    Massachusetts

    2

    SIU

    1

    Mississippi

    8

     1970 NCAA District 4

    SIU

    10

    Western Michigan

    2

    SIU

    0

    Ohio State

    7

    SIU

    1

    Western Michigan

    0

    SIU

    5

    Ohio

    8

     1971 NCAA District 4

    SIU

    5

    Ohio

    4

    SIU

    10

    Cincinnati

    11

    SIU

    7

    Ohio

    1

    SIU

    6

    Cincinnati

    2

    SIU

    10

    Cincinnati

    7

     1971 College World Series

    SIU

    5

    Pan American

    4

    SIU

    8

    Southern Cal

    3

    SIU

    4

    Tulsa

    9

    SIU

    8

    Pan American

    6

    SIU

    2

    Southern Cal

    7

     1973 NCAA District 4

    SIU

    5

    Marshall

    2

    SIU

    0

    Minnesota

    2

    SIU

    8

    Miami (Ohio)

    1

    SIU

    6

    Minnesota

    7

     
    1974 NCAA District 4

    SIU

    4

    Minnesota

    9

    SIU

    6

    Cincinnati

    1

    SIU

    6

    Miami (Ohio)

    2

    SIU

    10

    Minnesota

    2

    SIU

    4

    Minnesota

    3

     
    1974 College World Series

    SIU

    5

    Seton Hall

    1

    SIU

    3

    Southern Cal

    5

    SIU

    5

    Northern Colorado

    2

    SIU

    4

    Miami (Fla.)

    3

    SIU

    2

    Southern Cal

    7

    1976 NCAA Midwest Playoffs

    SIU

    2

    Illinois State

    5

    SIU

    0

    Michigan

    2

    1977 NCAA Midwest Regional

    SIU

    4

    Texas A&M

    1

    SIU

    7

    Oklahoma

    3

    SIU

    9

    Michigan

    0

    1977 College World Series

    SIU

    10

    Temple

    5

    SIU

    3

    Arizona State

    2

    SIU

    4

    South Carolina

    5

    SIU

    9

    Cal. St.-Los Angeles

    7

    SIU

    0

    Arizona State

    10

    1978 NCAA Midwest Regional

    SIU

    7

    Michigan State

    2

    SIU

    5

    Oral Roberts

    8

    SIU

    4

    Oklahoma State

    0

    SIU

    2

    Oral Roberts

    7

    1981 Midwest Regional - 3rd

    SIU

    4

    San Diego State

    3

    SIU

    4

    Oklahoma State

    9

    SIU

    2

    Oral Roberts

    7

    1986 Central Regional

    SIU

    7

    Texas

    21

    SIU

    3

    Pepperdine

    5

    1990 West I Regional

    SIU

    2

    Fresno State

    3

    SIU

    8

    Campbell University

    7

    SIU

    3

    Fresno State

    1

    SIU

    3

    San Diego State

    4


    Pictured above is the 1971 Saluki baseball team that went to the College World Series and was the national runner-up, finishing second to Southern California.

    Saluki Postseason Facts
    NCAA Tournament Appearances: 14 (last: 1990)
      Record: 39-30
    CWS Appearances: 5 (last: 1977)
      CWS Record: 12-10
    Best CWS Finish: 2nd (1968 & 1971)

        Since joining the division I ranks in 1966, Southern Illinois has been one of the more successful and most frequent participants in the NCAA post-season tournament.
        The Salukis have made five trips to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. The 1968 team, coached by Joe Lutz, and the 1971 team, coached by Itch Jones, each finished as national runners-up. SIU lost both those series to Southern California.
        Jones led SIU to the CWS three times in six years. He had the Salukis back in the CWS in 1974 and again in 1977 with each team finishing in third place.
        SIU is one of 36 teams in the nation to have participated in the College World Series five or more times. The Salukis have made 14 NCAA Tournaments in program history, with their last coming in 1990.
        The Salukis hold one district championship team record with one individual CWS Record. SIU hit nine home runs in a 15-6 victory over Ball State in the 1969 District 4 playoffs. Individually, Craig Robinson is tied with 18 other players for the most doubles in a CWS. Robinson had four in five games in the 1977 Series.

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