May 17, 2010
By Jason Clay
Game No. 52: vs. Saint Louis
Saint Louis (26-26, 12-12 Atlantic 10) at Southern Illinois (25-26, 8-9 MVC)
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Game Time: 3 p.m. CT
Location: Carbondale, Ill. - Abe Martin Field (2,000)
Radio: Saluki Radio Network with Mike Reis on WFRX 1300-AM beginning at 2:45 p.m.
Live Stats: www.SIUSalukis.com
Radio Streaming: Saluki All-Access
Weather Forecast: 72 degrees, partly cloudy
Southern Illinois leads the all-time series with the Billikens, 55-14. Head coach Dan Callahan is 9-4 against St. Louis in his career at Southern Illinois.
The Salukis lost 4-0 last year at St. Louis, but won the six games before that by a combined score of 39-15 and SIU had two shutouts in that time (2005 & 2007).
SIU lost 6-of-7 games from April 14-23, went on to win six-straight, then lost its next four games before winning its last two.
Tuesday is SIU's final regular season home game. The Salukis have won their final regular season home game in five out of the last six years. Four out of those six games were decided by two runs or less.
SIU is 8-6 in midweek (Tuesday-Thursday) games this year and are 4-2 on Tuesday's.
Through 51 games, Southern Illinois has one more win (25) than they did in 52 games in 2009.