Southern Illinois opens the 2016 season at the Lion Classic in Hammond, La. The Salukis play five games in three days at the tournament, opening with UT Martin and Nicholls State on Friday. Southern plays Mississippi Valley State and host Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday before closing the tournament against Buffalo on Sunday morning.
The Saluki Softball team is ready to start the 2016 season with an infusion of young pitching talent and a returning core of hitters. Head coach Kerri Blaylock enters her 17th season as the head coach of the Salukis, and the program is looking for its sixth NCAA Tournament appearance in her tenure.
The Southern Illinois softball team was picked sixth in the 2016 preseason conference softball poll, the Missouri Valley Conference announced on Wednesday. League head coaches voted on the poll, and Wichita State was named the preseason favorite.
Saluki Softball's 17th annual fundraising dinner is set for Saturday, January 23, 2016, at Copper Dragon. The event is being catered by 17th Street BBQ and starts at 6 p.m.
The Southern Illinois softball program unveiled its 2016 schedule on Wednesday. The Salukis will host the 2016 MVC Championship at Dr. Charlotte West Stadium.
|Friday, Feb 12|
|Softball||Hammond, La.||11:00 AM||Live Stats|
|Softball||Hammond, La.||1:00 PM||Live Stats|
|Saturday, Feb 13|
|Softball||Hammond, La.||12:00 PM||Live Stats|
|Softball||Hammond, La.||2:30 PM||Live Stats|
|Sunday, Feb 14|
|Softball||Hammond, La.||10:00 AM||Live Stats|
|Friday, Feb 19|
|Softball||Fort Myers, Fla.||8:00 AM|
|Softball||Fort Myers, Fla.||12:30 PM|
|Saturday, Feb 20|
|Softball||Fort Myers, Fla.||11:15 AM|
|Sunday, Feb 21|
|Softball||Fort Myers, Fla.||10:15 AM|
|Friday, Feb 26|
|Softball||DeLand, Fla.||11:15 AM|