Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fall Ball is in the Air

Head on out to Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field as Coach Jay Artigues and his staff put the Lions through three intra squad games this week. The schedule is as follows:

Thursday October 1 at 2:30
Friday October 2 at 2:30
Saturday October 3 at 1:00

All practices/intra squad games are free and open to the public.

(Photo taken by Helen Addison)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Southeastern Louisiana baseball has called Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field home since February 14, 1992 when they opened the stadium with an 8-6 victory over Grambling State University.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

One-Handed 8 Year Old Strives to be the Best on the Diamond

Timmy Ruffino, a 8 year old Little Leaguer from Mandeville, becomes an inspiration for all as he excels on the diamond despite being born with only one hand.  This is a great story.  Read the full article from the Times Picayune by clicking on the link below.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fall Practice Begins Sunday

Get your first glimpse of the 2010 Southeastern baseball team, as coach Jay Artigues and his Lions begin Fall practice at Alumni Field on Sunday September 27 at 1:00 PM.  All practices are open to the public.  Its a great opportunity for Lil' Lion fans to see the players up close.

Go Green! Go Gold!  GO LIONS!!!

2010 Newcomers Looking to Impress

As the Southeastern Louisiana baseball team gears up for its first team practice of the Fall on Sunday, Coach Jay Artigues has plenty to be excited about. Coming off his third consecutive 30 win season and returning 7 starting position players, 2 weekend starters, and his All-American closer it would seem things couldn’t get any better.

Enter his 2010 signing class.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hargis Ranked in Perfect Game's ACBL Top 25 Summer Propsect List

Perfect Game Crosschecker, the premier baseball scouting operation in the country, recently recognized Southeastern Louisiana’s Cass Hargis as the #20 pro prospect in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League this past summer.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Making the Grade

To say the Southeastern Louisiana University baseball team excelled on the diamond in 2009 would sell these student-athletes short. Not only did they complete one of the most successful seasons in school history, but the Lions also put up some impressive numbers in the classroom.

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Road to Omaha is Paved in the Fall

The Southeastern Louisiana University baseball team completed one of the most successful seasons in school history during the 2009 campaign. The Lions finished the season with a 37-22 record. The 37 wins ranks 2nd best all time behind the 1992 and 1994 squads who finished with 38 wins. Their 21 Southland Conference wins set a new school mark which helped the Lions earn the number 2 seed in the SLC tournament. That was the highest the Lions finished in the conference standings since joining the SLC in 1998.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Fans Have Spoken...

The Fans have spoken with their votes in the first ever poll conducted by Inside Lions Baseball.  When asked "Who would you like to see throw out the first pitch on Opening Day 2010", Lions fans responded with 43% wanting to see New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton throw out the first pitch when Southeastern hosts Eastern Illinois at Pat Kennely Diamond at Alumni Field on February 19, 2010.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Boys of Summer

As the Lions prepare for the fall season, let's recap the summer season.

Five members of the '09 team competed this past summer in collegiate leagues across the country.  The summer leagues are wooden bat leagues which are set-up to mimic minor league play.  Most leagues consist of at least 35 games plus post season play with little time off. 

Lion players participating in summer league play were Justin Boudreaux, Josh Cryer, Cass Hargis, Torin Lucas, and Trey Martin.

Things are getting started...

Lions intra squad game on Saturday, October 3rd Approximate start time is 1pm at Alumni Field.

Fall Baseball Bash...FUN...FUN...FUN - Friday, November 13th
Come join the party - Food - Auction Items - Draw Down Raffle - and more!
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Former Lions Reach for a Big Dream

Every little league baseball player has the dream of playing in the "big leagues" on the green grass of a Major League ballpark. For these 4 former Lions their dream is one step closer. Chris Province, Bryan Frichter, Wade Miley, and Ty Summerlin are all pursuing their dream as professionals in the minor league ranks across the country.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Former Ole Miss Rebel Joins Staff

Former Ole Miss pitcher Justin Cryer joined the Lions coaching staff for the 2010 season as a volunteer assistant coach.

Cryer, a two year letter winner with the Rebels, spent two seasons in Oxford
where he helped Coach Mike Bianco's teams to a pair of NCAA Regional appearances.
After posting a 2-4 record with a 1.35 ERA to go along with 2 saves in 2008, the Toronto Blue Jays made Cryer their 29th round selection in the 2008 MLB draft.

Cryer hails from Leesville, LA and is the older brother of current Lion Josh Cryer.


* Lions finish the season with 37 wins - one win shy of the school record!

* Lions finish the season with 21 conference wins - the most in school history!

* Lions sweep season series from UL-Lafayette for the 1st time since 1985!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

'09 Players Making History

As we look forward to the 2010 season, I think we should recognize some record book entries from the '09 season. Congratulations to the players who made their mark in the Southeastern Baseball Record Book in 2009.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Action Photos

Check out shots of the 2009 season at http://www.lionsbaseball.shutterfly.com/
Action pictures courtesy of Ms. Helen Addison...thanks Ms. Helen!

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