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    April 20, 2011

    By Jason Clay
    SIUSalukis.com

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    Creighton Series: Games 37-39

    Southern Illinois (13-23, 4-2 MVC) at Creighton (26-8, 5-1 MVC)

    Game Dates & Times:
    Friday, April 22 - 6:30 p.m. CT
    Saturday, April 23 - 2 p.m. CT
    Sunday, April 24 - 1 p.m. CT

    Location: Omaha, Neb. - T.D. Ameritrade Park (24,000)

    Radio: All three games are available through the Saluki Sports Network with the call from Mike Reis. Friday's game is on WVZA 105.1-FM while Saturday and Sunday's games are through WFRX 1300-AM.
    Live Stats: SIUSalukis.com
    Radio Streaming: Through Game Central at SIUSalukis.com

    Weather Forecast:
    Friday - 61 degrees, 30 percent chance of showers, windy
    Saturday - 58 degrees, mostly cloudy
    Sunday - 64 degrees, 30 percent chance of showers

    Quick Hits
    → The Southern Illinois baseball team is poised for a historic weekend, as the Salukis are the first team to play a weekend series at the new $131 million T.D. Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. SIU faces Creighton at the new ballpark that replaces Rosenblatt Stadium, which was home to the College World Series from 1950-2010. SIU and Creighton are set for a Friday night game followed by afternoon affairs on Saturday and Sunday.

    → Saturday's game is being televised locally in Nebraska through NET, but Saluki fans can view the broadcast for free via the internet by visiting http://www.netnebraska.org/television/stream/.

    → Southern Illinois has not taken a series from Creighton in Omaha since 2003, when the Salukis won 2-for-3 games. Since then, Southern is just 2-7 when playing the Jays in Omaha and in its last trip there in 2009, Creighton swept SIU.

    → Creighton enters the weekend with a league-leading 5-1 record in Valley play, while Southern Illinois is tied for second at 4-2.

    Jordan Sivertsen has driven in 23 runs in 13 games in the month of April.

    → Sophomore pitcher Cody Forsythe is looking to improve to 3-0 in Valley play Saturday, but he will be going up against Creighton's Jonas Dufek who is 6-0 overall on the year.

    → SIU enters the weekend with a four-game winning streak in road games.

    → First baseman Wes Neece enters the weekend with a nine-game hitting streak and he is looking to become the second Saluki this year to have a hitting streak of 10 games or longer. Brock Harding had a 12-game hitting streak from March 16-April 6.

     

     

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