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Saluki baseball set for MVC Tournament

The No. 4 seed Salukis open the MVC Baseball Tournament on Wednesday, May 26 at 7 p.m. against...
The No. 4 seed Salukis open the MVC Baseball Tournament on Wednesday, May 26 at 7 p.m. against the third-seeded Bradley Braves.(Southern Illinois University Athletics)
Published: May. 25, 2021 at 3:28 PM CDT
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CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - The Southern Illinois University baseball program will host the 2021 Missouri Valley Conference tournament for the first time since 1986.

The No. 4 seed Salukis open the tournament on Wednesday, May 26 at 7 p.m. against the third-seeded Bradley Braves.

The tournament format is a single-elimination play-in game for the Nos. 5-8 seeds on Tuesday. After that, the remaining six teams will play a double-elimination format.

SIU is 24-8 at Itchy Jones Stadium this year and 29-8 at home under head coach Lance Rhodes.

Rhodes won his 50th career game on Saturday against Dallas Baptist. He’s the fastest SIU baseball coach to 50 wins since Itchy Jones.

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