March 28, 2011
By Jason Clay
Saluki Baseball at Murray State: Game No. 23
Southern Illinois (6-16, 0-0 MVC) at Murray State (9-13, 1-1 OVC)
Game Date & Time:
Tuesday, March 29 - 3 p.m.
Location: Murray, Ky. - Reagan Field (800)
Live Stats: SIUSalukis.com
Radio: WFRX 1300-AM with Mike Reis
Radio Streaming: Through Game Central at SIUSalukis.com
Tuesday - 50 degrees, 60 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms
Southern Illinois is 41-13 all-time against Murray State. The two teams will play again next Wednesday, April 6, in Carbondale.
The Salukis have won five out of their last six overall against Murray State and SIU is 6-4 in its last 10 games at Reagan Field. The 2000 game in Murray, Ky. saw SIU tie the program record with 26 runs in the 26-10 victory.
With last Saturday's game against Dallas Baptist being rained out, the three days off is the most rest Southern has had all year and will be the most time off until finals week, when SIU has four days off following the Bradley series.
SIU is last in the MVC in team batting average (.254), hits (193) and runs scored (92), but the Salukis will receive a boost offensively with the return of Austin Montgomery from illness.