SIU tops Wichita State in opener, falls to Northern Iowa in quarterfinals.
Illini score two unearned in the extra frame
SIU holds off Braves for 6-5 win in opener before rallying for 3-2 win in Game 2
Salukis have won 14 straight against the Redhawks
Michelle Bradley's grand slam all the offense SIU needs
Softball vs. Bradley
Softball vs. Wichita State (Game 3)
Softball vs. Wichita State
Softball vs. Creighton (MVC Tournament First Round). Photos courtesy James Durbin.
Softball vs. Illinois State (MVC Tournament Championship). Photos courtesy James Durbin.
At Southern Illinois
2013 / Sophomore
Made 17 appearances with three starts...went 4-3 with a team-high four saves...led the team with a 3.54 ERA...recorded 15 strikeouts and nine walks in 29.2 innings of work.
2012 / Freshman
Made a team-high 22 starts and 39 appearances...led the team in both wins (13) and saves (5)...struck out 74...posted an ERA of 4.03...led the team with 10 complete games and 149.1 innings pitches...struck out a career-best nine batters against Northern Iowa (4/28).
At United High School
Holds IHSA state records for career strikeouts (1,619), shutouts (79) and is tied for the record in wins (73)...took home a 1A state title with United in 2011 while finishing as a runner up in 2008 and 2009 and taking third in 2010...three-time Chicago Tribune All-State team honoree...also holds IHSA records for most base hits and strikeouts in a 1A title game...four-time First-Team All-Lincoln Trail Conference, Coaches Association All-State and Quad City Player of the Year.
Full name is Kathryn Alexis Bertelsen...daughter of Rick and Traci Bertelsen...undecided on a major...has three brothers Brian, Sean and Ryan...born October 22, 1992 in Galesburg, Ill.