Southern Illinois continues to edge closer to the No. 1 spot in the Missouri Valley Conference standings, while Indiana State tries to hold on to a first-round bye in the conference tournament. There’s a lot at stake when the two teams meet on Friday to form a three-game weekend series.
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Date of the game: May 13, 2022
Game time: 4:00 p.m. ET
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Heading into this weekend, Southern Illinois has won four straight and seven of its last nine. The Salukis swept across Missouri State last weekend and have now won all five of their MVC series this year. They followed that up with an explosive 22-10 win over Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Tuesday.
With their recent streak of success, the Salukis are now 35-13 this season and 11-4 in the conference. That leaves them one game behind Evansville for first place, with the head-to-head tiebreaker in hand.
Indiana State is 23-17 this year and 8-7 against opponents MVC. The Sycamores are one game behind third-placed Dallas Baptist and just one game behind fifth-placed Bradley. With six games to play for these three teams, every game is crucial as the top four places get a bye to the first round of the conference tournament.
The Sycamores arrive after nearly pulling off an upset against No. 24 Vanderbilt on Tuesday. This game went to the wire before the Commodores won 8-7 in the 11th inning.
Which team will start off on the right foot this weekend? Carbondale’s first pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET and can be found on ESPN U.
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