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    April 29, 2014

    CARBONDALE, Ill. - Saluki Athletics has announced a full slate of promotions for this weekend’s upcoming home baseball series against Evansville at Itchy Jones Stadium. This weekend, SIU will also welcome former student-athletes back to Carbondale for the Saluki Baseball Alumni Weekend.

    Friday’s 6:30 p.m. series opener will be a Withers Broadcasting Family Friday. Fans can purchase four tickets, four hot dogs and four drinks for only $25 total.

    The Salukis will host Derby Day for Saturday’s game at Itchy Jones Stadium in honor of the Kentucky Derby. The game starts and 4 p.m. and will feature contests for the best dressed and the best Kentucky Derby hat along with more race day fun. Winners will receive a Saluki prize pack. Saturday will also be a Greek Day at the park as the Inter-Greek Council’s season-long competition continues. SIU will recognize members of the 1974 Saluki Baseball team for the 40th anniversary of its College World Series appearance.

    May the Force be with you on May the Fourth as the Salukis celebrate Star Wars Day with a 1 p.m. first pitch on Sunday.  Fans are encouraged to wear their best Star Wars costumes for a day of lightsabers and line drives at the park.

    Tickets can be purchased at the SIU ticket office, located in the East Lobby of SIU Arena or by calling 877-SALUKIS or (618) 453-2000. The ticket office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.siusalukis.com. All fans under 12 and current SIU students are admitted at no charge.