- RPI Ranking: MU 126th; SIU-E 258th
- ISR Ranking: MU 148th; SIU-E 252nd
- Strength of Schedule: MU 47th; SIU-E 233rd
■ After slow start Cougars baseball purring along (The Telegraph)
Gary "Bo" Collins is smiling more these days. His Southern Illinois University Edwardsville baseball team is giving him reason to grin.
The Cougars, once 1-11, have won nine of their last 13 games and are sitting at 10-15 heading into tonight's home game at 6 against Saint Louis University. Five consecutive home wins since March 29 has SIUE humming.
"We're getting better," said Collins, owner of 983 victories in his 33 seasons of coaching the Cougars. "We are starting to believe a little bit and we are getting good pitching and timely hitting.
"Things are rolling along right now."