Friday, Mar 7, 2014
Salukis Hold Off Shockers
CARBONDALE -- The Baseball Salukis did something Friday they had never done before: beat Wichita State at home in the first game of a series.
The Dawgs took advantage of three Shockers' errors to score four runs in the third. Austin Montgomery added a solo homer in the sixth for a 5-0 lead, which seemed like more than enough for Cody Forsythe.
Forsythe, who set a school record with his 45th career start, was perfect through five and two-thirds innings.
Wichita tallied two off Forsythe in the seventh and two more off Todd Eaton in the eighth, but the Salukis held on for the 5-4 win.
With the win, SIU improves to 3-10 in conference play. The two teams will continue their series Saturday at 2:00, weather permitting.
Wind: 0 MPH
Humidity: 93 %