SIU baseball hosts Illinois State for weekend MVC series

SIU baseball hosts Illinois State for weekend MVC series
The No. 28 ranked Southern Illinois University baseball team will host Illinois State for a four-game series at Itchy Jones Stadium. (Source: KFVS)

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - The No. 28 ranked Southern Illinois University baseball team will host Illinois State for a four-game series at Itchy Jones Stadium.

The pitching matchups include:

  • Friday, April 2 at 6 p.m. - SIU LHP Tanner Lewis vs. ILS LHP Colton Johnson
  • Saturday, April 3 game 1 at 2 p.m. - SIU RHP Ben Chapman vs. ILS TBA
  • Saturday, April 3 game 2 around 5 p.m. - SIU LHP Brad Harrison vs. ILS RHP Jordan Lussier
  • Sunday, April 4 at 1 p.m. - SIU RHP Mike Hansell vs. ILS LHP Sean Sinisko

As part of the Missouri Valley Conference’s four-game weekend format, the teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday, with the second game starting about 45 minutes after the end of the first game.

The first game of the doubleheader will be a seven-inning game, and the second game will be a nine-inning game. If the first game goes into nine or more innings, the second game will automatically become a seven-inning game.

SIU is 3-1 in league play after taking three of four from Evansville earlier in the season.

Illinois State, the preseason No. 2 team in the MVC, will be playing its first MVC games.

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