EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - SIUE baseball opens the home season Friday with the start of a four-game series against IPFW of the Summit League.
The Cougars come into the series 1-6, while the Mastodons are 2-5 overall and 1-4 in true road games.
SIUE and IPFW will open the series at 3 p.m. Friday at Simmons Baseball Complex. The game was originally scheduled for 6 p.m. but was rescheduled because of weather concerns. The two teams will play a doubleheader Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. They will play a nine-inning game followed by a seven-inning contest. The series concludes with a 1 p.m. game Sunday.
The planned rotation for the series:
Friday: IPFW: RHP Jason Kalber (0-0, 4.15) vs. SIUE: RHP Travis Felax (0-1, 4.66)
Saturday game one: IPFW: LHP Brandon Pease (0-0, 3.72) vs. SIUE: LHP Drew Staples (0-1, 1.04)
Saturday game two: IPFW: RHP Chuck Weaver (0-1, 6.30) vs. SIUE: RHP Sam Hopkins (0-0, 3.18)
Sunday: IPFW: RHP Steve Danielak (1-1, 10.50) vs. SIUE: RHP Brooks McDowell (0-1, 11.17)