Sunday, May 30, 2010

Selection Monday

Selection Monday
NCAA Baseball Selection Show 
11:30am on ESPN

It has been predicted all season long by baseball publications across the country that the Southland Conference would be a two bid league come Selection Monday when the NCAA selection committee announces its 64 team tournament field. With Lamar winning the conference tournament and securing the automatic bid that goes with it the question now is will another SLC team get an at-large bid?

2010 Southland Conference in Review

Here is a quick look at the 2010 Southland Conference in review.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Southland Conference Tournament
#3 SLU Lions(40-18,21-12 SLC) vs. #6 McNeese State Cowboys(30-26,16-17 SLC)
Whataburger Field, Corpus Christi, TX
9:00 am Friday May 27

The winner of the 9:00am game will play Lamar at 4:00pm on Friday afternoon.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

On Deck - SLC Tourney


Southland Conference Tournament
Elimination Game
#3 SLU Lions(39-18,21-13 SLC) vs. #2 Northwestern Demons(29-25,16-17 SLC)
Whataburger Field, Corpus Christi, TX
9:00 am Thursday May 27

Click Here for SLC Tourney Info

Monday, May 24, 2010

Six Lions Named All-Southland Conference

The SLU Lions placed six student-athletes on the 2010 All-Southland Conference teams the league announced Monday.

Players of the Week - Week 14

Jeff Harkensee                        Stefan Lopez

Inside Lions Baseball has named Jeff Harkensee and Stefan Lopez as the Players of the Week for week 14.

Harkensee Named SLU Student Athlete of the Week

Junior OF Jeff Harkensee has been named the Southeastern Male Student Athlete of the week for the week of May 24.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Lions Look to Salvage Series

For the second night the Northwestern State Demons picked up timely hits and held the SLU offense in check, as they won a critical Southland Conference series with a 8-4 win over the Lions. With the win the Demons now lead SLU by a half game. With Texas State’s 6-0 loss to Texas-Arlington, the Lions are still sitting one game behind the Bobcats. If the Lions win tomorrow and Texas State falters against Arlington, the Lions and Bobcats would be co-champs and SLU would earn the #1 seed in next week’s conference tournament.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Lions Fall in Series Opener, Look for Revenge Today

In what was one of the loudest crowds this season at “The Pat” the Lions brought the winning run to the plate with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th. However, Northwestern State’s career saves leader, Chad Sheppard, was able to induce a fly out to centerfield and a ground out to second to secure the 8-5 win for the Demons. With the loss SLU dropped to 21-10 and now lead the Demons by a half game. With Texas State’s win over Texas-Arlington the Lions sit one game behind the Bobcats with two to play.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


That's right Lion Nation... the 2010 Southland Conference Baseball Championship will be decided right here in Hammond at "The Pat" on Thursday (6:00pm), Friday (6:00pm), and Saturday (2:00pm) as our Lions Swing for the Ring against in-state rival Northwestern State.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Motivational Song for Lions Baseball…

SLU Lions (39-14, 21-9 SLC) vs. Northwestern State Demons (32-19, 19-10 SLC)
Alumni Field (The Pat), Hammond, LA
Game 1: 6:00 pm Thursday May 20
Game 2: 6:00 pm Friday May 21
Game 3: 2:00 pm Saturday May 22

Vote for the Lions in SLC Poll

Vote for the SLU Lions in the Southland Conference poll of who will win the 2010 SLC Baseball Championship.  Spread the word!  Click the link below and scroll to the bottom of the page.  The poll is on the left.

Click Here and Vote for the Lions

Monday, May 17, 2010

On Deck - The March From “The Pat to “The Blatt”


SLU Lions (39-14, 21-9 SLC) vs. Northwestern State Demons (32-19, 19-10 SLC)
Alumni Field (The Pat), Hammond, LA
Game 1: 6:00 pm Thursday May 20
Game 2: 6:00 pm Friday May 21
Game 3: 2:00 pm Saturday May 22

Players of the Week - Week 13

Josh Cryer                        Tyler Watkins

Inside Lions Baseball has named Josh Cryer and Tyler Watkins as the Players of the Week for week 13.

Artigues on WWL SportsTalk Tonight

SLU skipper Jay Artigues will talk about the Lions' season tonight (Monday) when he will be a guest on WWL Radio's SportsTalk with Deke Bellavia and Bobby Hebert.


Lion Nation, the Lions have put themselves in position to win the 2010 Southland Conference Championship…Now it is our turn to step up to the plate as the Lions “SWING FOR THE RING” against Northwestern State this Thursday (6:00pm), Friday(6:00pm), and Saturday(2:00pm) at Alumni Field.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Nothing Lean about this Sweeping Win

With a 14-7 victory over the SFA Lumberjacks, the Lions completed their second consecutive conference series sweep.  After taking all three from Sam Houston last weekend at The Pat, SLU went on the road for a little house cleaning and handed the Jacks their first sweep of the year.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Lions Win Series, Tie School Record for Wins

The SLU Lions tied the school record for wins as they notched their 38th win of the season in a 10-6 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday. More importantly the Lions now lead the Lumberjacks by 1.5 games in the Southland Conference standings and trail Texas State by one game, as they were beaten Nicholls State 7-3. The Lions improve their record to 38-14 overall and 20-9 in the SLC.

Baseball Adds to Graduates

Congratulations to senior RHP, Cole Catalano, who is scheduled to receive his college diploma today.  Instead of walking across the stage with his fellow graduates, Cole's running with our baseball Lions on the diamond in Nacogdoches, TX as they look to take a key conference series from Stephen F Austin today.

And, congratulations are in order for baseball manager Jason Janis, who also becomes a SLU alum.  Jason isn't making the stage walk either, as he's with his team in Texas.

Way to go guys- we're proud of you.  Go Lions!

Cryer, Watkins Trump Jacks

Josh Cryer was 4-4 with 2 RBI and Tyler Watkins pitched a complete game 7 hitter as the SLU Lions beat Stephen F Austin 7-1 in Nacogdoches, TX. With the win the Lions improve to 37-14 and 19-9 in the SLC. The Lions now sit in sole possession of 2nd place in the standings, two games behind Texas State.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

On Deck This Week - Lions vs. Stephen F. Austin University


SLU Lions (36-14, 18-9 SLC) vs. SFA Lumberjacks (32-14, 18-8 SLC)
Jaycees Field, Nacogdoches, TX
Game 1: 3:00 pm Friday May 14
Game 2: 2:00 pm Saturday May 15
Game 3: 1:00 pm Sunday May 16

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

From the Dugout with Cole Catalano - Journal #6

ILB has asked senior RHP Cole Catalano to write a weekly journal giving the Lion Nation a peak of what it is like to be a member of the Southeastern Louisiana University baseball team. Cole is a Senior RHP who hails from Covington, LA. To read all of Cole's weekly journals you can click on his picture on the left menu.

Here is journal #6 for the 2010 season.

Boudreaux among Top 25 Shortstops

Congrats to Justin Boudreaux for being named a Brooks Wallace Award Quarterfinalist.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Hargis Named SLU Student Athlete of the Week

Junior OF Cass Hargis has been named the Southeastern Male Student Athlete of the week for the week of May 10.

Players of the Week - Week 12

Cass Hargis                             Chris Franklin

Inside Lions Baseball has named Cass Hargis and Chris Franklin as the Players of the Week for week 12.

Cryer Named CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District

SLU junior catcher Josh Cryer has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VI first team, the CoSIDA office announced recently. This is the second consecutive season the Leesville, LA native has been named to the team.

Moms Celebrate with the Lions

What a beautiful day at Alumni Field on Sunday, Mother's Day! 
Our Lions rid the house of Bearkats with a 6-5 walk-off win over Sam Houston State, completing a three game sweep.  The Lions are Roaring, baby!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Inside Lions Baseball would like to wish all the Lion Baseball Moms a very special Happy Mothers Day.  Enjoy your day at "The Pat". 

C'mon Lions do some cleaning for your moms and SWEEP them Bearkats!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

SLU Comes Out Swinging, Takes Series From Sam Houston

The SLU bats heated up, as every Lion starter collected a hit and Chris Franklin threw his third straight complete game in their 8-6 come from behind win over Sam Houston State. With their 7th Southland Conference series win the Lions improve to 35-14 overall and 17-9 in SLC play.

SLU Opens Series with Win Over Sam Houston

Two out hits will carry a team a long way during the course of the season. Friday night at “The Pat” two out hitting lifted the Lions over Sam Houston State 9-5 in the first game of their Southland Conference weekend series. With the win the Lions move to 34-14 overall and 16-9 in the SLC

Thursday, May 6, 2010

On Deck - Lions vs. Sam Houston State University


SLU Lions (33-14, 15-9 SLC) vs. Sam Houston State Bearkats (17-29, 9-15 SLC)
Alumni Field, Hammond, LA
Game 1: 6:00 pm Friday May 7
Game 2: 2:00 pm Saturday May 8
Game 3: 1:00 pm Sunday May 9

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

SLU vs LSU Game Photos

Click the link below to view the photo gallery from the SLU vs LSU game on Tuesday night. All photos are courtesy of Randy Bergeron of Southeastern.

SLU vs LSU Photo Gallery

Lions Come Up Short Against LSU

The SLU Lions were ready to prove they belonged on the national scene as they entered their game against the struggling LSU Tigers at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge. Although they fell to the Tigers 9-5, the Lions did prove they do belong.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

On Deck - Lions vs. #15 Louisiana State University


SLU Lions (33-13, 15-9 SLC) vs. LSU Tigers (32-13, 11-10 SEC)
Alex Box Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA
6:30 pm Tuesday May 4
TV: Cox Sports Television (CST)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010

SLU Takes Series From Colonels

After winning game two of their Southland Conference series with Nicholls State on Saturday the SLU Lions were determined to keep the momentum going as they entered the rubber match in Thibodaux on Sunday. The steady rain couldn’t even stop the Lions as they collected 13 hits and the pitching staff tallied 10 strikeouts in their 14-5 victory over the Colonels. With the win the Lions move to 33-13 overall and 15-9 in SLC play.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sunday's Game Time Changed to Noon

Sunday's rubber match game between SLU and Nicholls State at Ray E. Didier Field in Thibodaux, LA has been moved up to a noon start time due to the treat of rain on Sunday afternoon.

Cryer’s Grand Slam Ignites Lions Over Colonels

After falling to Nicholls State on Friday night the Lions put up 9 runs on 9 hits to win game two of their SLC series 9-4. Ignited by Josh Cryer’s grand slam, SLU scored 7 runs in the 3rd inning. And with Chris Franklin on the mound in his second career start the Lions would even the series and win their 32nd game of the season. Franklin pitched his second complete game in as many starts giving up 4 runs on 5 hits and striking out 8 Colonels.

Lions Fall to Nicholls State 5-3

Looking to stay hot after winning their last two games the SLU Lions couldn’t figure out Nicholls State pitcher Clint Dempster. Dempster pitched a complete game 7 hitter and fanned 16 Lions on Friday night in the Colonels 5-3 victory. With the loss the Lions fall to 31-13 overall and to 13-9 in the Southland Conference. SLU currently sits in 5th place in the SLC standings, a game behind Texas-Arlington.