Thursday, April 28, 2011

On Deck - Lions vs Sam Houston State

SLU Lions (28-15, 12-9 SLC) vs Sam Houston State Bearkats (28-15, 12-9 SLC)
Don Sanders Stadium - Huntsville, TX
Game 1:  6:30pm Friday April 29
Game 2:  2pm Saturday April 30
Game 3:  1pm Sunday May 1

Lions Swing Past UNO

Jeff Harkensee finished a double short of hitting for the cycle and Brock Hebert launched a three run homerun as the SLU Lions beat the UNO Privateers 15-5 in a game shortened to eight innings due to the mercy rule.  The Lions collected 15 hits and overcame four errors as they ran their record to 28-15 on the season.  Matt Pittari picked up his first collegiate win, as he pitched 4.1 innings in relief.  Pittari surrendered two runs on two hits and struck out five.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

On Deck - Lions vs University of New Orleans

SLU Lions (27-15, 12-9 SLC) vs UNO Privateers (3-37)
"The Pat" - Hammond, LA
6pm Wednesday April 27

Lions Beat ULL...Again!!!

The dominance over UL-Lafayette continued for the SLU Lions as they beat the Ragin Cajuns in Lafayette 6-2 for their seventh straight victory over their in state rivals.  With the win the Lions sweep the season series for the third consecutive season.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hargis Named SLU Student Athlete of the Week

Cass Hargis was named Southeastern Male Student Athlete of the Week as he became the school's all time career hits leader.  The senior OF notched his 277th career hit in an 11-1 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday night passing former Lion teammate Ty Summerlin.  Hargis hit safely in three of the four games during the week going 2-5 against Tulane and 2-4 in the weekend opener against the Islanders.

Hargis Named Student Athlete of the Week

Monday, April 25, 2011

On Deck - Lions vs UL-Lafayette

SLU Lions (26-15, 12-9 SLC) vs UL-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (23-18, 10-8 SBC)
M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field - Lafayette, LA
6pm Tuesday April 26

Lopez Named to Stopper of the Year Watch List

Sophomore closer Stefan Lopez has recently been named to the NCBWA Stopper of the Year watch list.  Lopez is one of 45 players named to the list  by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.  The Stopper of the Year is awarded to the nation's top division I relief pitcher.  The New Iberia, LA native currently leads the Southland Conference with eight saves.  Lopez has a 2.15 ERA and has recorded 39 strike outs in 29.1 innings pitched.


Lions Take Series From Islanders, History Made

The SLU Lions won a much needed conference series against the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders and in the process some history was made at "The Pat".  On Thursday night the Lions picked up an 11-2 victory behind a dominant pitching performance from Brandon Efferson and a hot bat by Joe Sparacino.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

On Deck - Lions vs Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

SLU Lions (24-14, 10-8 SLC) vs Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (22-18, 7-11 SLC)
"The Pat" - Hammond, LA
Game 1:  6pm Thursday April 21
Game 2:  6pm Friday April 22
Game 3:  2pm Saturday April 23

Lions Drop Midweek Bout in the Big Easy

The SLU Lions lost their 3rd straight game as they fell 13-8 to Tulane in New Orleans on Tuesday night.  The Lions looked to take command of the game in the top of the 6th inning when they put three runs on the board to take a 6-4 lead.  However, the lead was short lived as the Greenwave, who takes the season series two games to one, answered in the bottom of the 6th with four runs going up 8-6 and never looking back.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

On Deck - Lions vs Tulane

SLU Lions (24-13, 10-8) vs Tulane Green Wave (21-15, 4-8)
Turchin Stadium - New Orleans, LA
6:30pm Tuesday April 19

Lions Drop Series to Texas State

After picking up an impressive 8-5 series opening win on Friday night against Texas State the Lions dropped the next two games of the series losing 4-0 on Saturday and 7-5 on Sunday.  After going 1-2 on the weekend SLU drops to 24-13 overall and 10-8 in the Southland Conference.  The Lions now sit three games back of SLC leaders Texas State and Stephen F. Austin and one game back of third place Sam Houston State.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

On Deck - Lions vs Texas State

SLU Lions (23-11, 9-6 SLC) vs Texas State Bobcats (21-11, 11-4 SLC)
Bobcat Ballpark - San Marcos, TX
Game 1:  6:30pm Friday April 15
Game 2:  2pm Saturday April 16
Game 3:  1pm Sunday April 17

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

From the Dugout With Tyler Watkins

To get an inside look at what it is like to be a member of the 2011 Southeastern Louisiana University baseball team, ILB has asked senior RHP Tyler Watkins to write a weekly journal giving the Lion Nation a behind the scenes look at one of the top programs in the Southland Conference. To read all of Tyler's weekly journals you can click on his picture on the left menu.

Here is journal #6 for the 2011 season.

Lions Strike in the 5th, Beat Southern

Just like in their first meeting in Baton Rouge, lightning struck again during the SLU vs Southern baseball game.  However, this time the strikes came in the 5th inning from the Marucci bats the Lions were swinging, as they put up five runs on four hits to take a 9-4 lead and never look back in their 10-4 midweek win over the Jaguars.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

LSWA Honors Hebert

The Louisiana Sports Writers Association named Brock Hebert as the Louisiana Hitter of the Week for his performance this past week.  The Bourg, LA native hit .500 for the week and safely in all four games as the Lions posted a 3-1 record for the week. He went 6-for-12 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored in the Lions’ three-game series at Texas-Arlington.

On Deck - Lions vs Southern

SLU Lions (22-11, 9-6 SLC) vs Southern University Jaguars (19-11, 11-4 SWAC)
"The Pat" - Hammond, LA
6pm Tuesday April 12

Monday, April 11, 2011

Hebert Named Honorable Mention Hitter of the Week

Brock Hebert was named Southland Conference honorable mention Hitter of the Week for his performance this past week.  For the week Hebert was 8-16 batting .500 with 2 2Bs, 2 RBIs, and 2 runs scored.  The sophomore 2B hit safely in all four games getting multiple hits three of the four games.  Hebert's week was highlighted by his 3-5 day in the Lions 5-3 win over UTA on Friday night.


Lions Take Series from UTA, Gain Ground in Standings

The SLU Lions went on the road and took care of some business against the Texas-Arlington Mavericks this weekend as they won the series two games to one.  With the series win the Lions move to 22-11 overall on the season and 9-6 in the Southland Conference.  SLU sits tied for 3rd in the SLC standings with Lamar.  But more importantly they are now two games back of leader Texas State.  The Lions travel to San Marcos this weekend to face the Bobcats in a SLC showdown.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

On Deck - Lions vs Texas-Arlington

SLU Lions (20-10, 7-5 SLC) vs University of Texas-Arlington Mavericks (16-13, 7-5)
Clay Gould Ballpark - Arlington, TX
Game 1:  6:30pm Friday April 8
Game 2:  2pm Saturday April 9
Game 3:  1pm Sunday April 10

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lions Beat South Alabama

The SLU Lions picked up their 20th win of the season with a 13-8 victory over South Alabama on Tuesday night at "The Pat".  The Lions racked up 13 hits and produced 13 runs as they put crooked numbers on the board in the 4th (3), 5th (2), and 8th (8) innings.  The Lions offense also took advantage of four Jaguar errors.  Jordan Hymel pitched five strong innings as he gave up only one run on two hits.  Hymel picked up his 3rd win of the season as he got the Jaguars to ground out 11 times.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

2011 Lions Baseball Photo Gallery

Ms. Helen Addison has posted pictures from the 2011 baseball season on Shutterfly.  To view her pictures please click on the link below.  ILB has also added a page at the top of our home page with a link to the photo galleries.  Thank you Ms. Helen for your work and support of Lions Baseball.  IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!  When you see Ms. Helen be sure to thank her.

2011 Lions Baseball Photo Gallery

Monday, April 4, 2011

On Deck - Lions vs South Alabama

SLU Lions (19-10, 7-5 SLC) vs University of South Alabama Jaguars (14-13, 4-5 Sun Belt)
"The Pat" - Hammond, LA
6pm Tuesday April 5

Watkins Receives Honors

Senior RHP Tyler Watkins was named honorable mention Southland Conference pitcher of the week and SLU Male Student-Athlete of the Week for his performance this weekend against Lamar. 

Lions Get Series Win Over Lamar

The SLU Lions picked up a huge series win over Lamar this weekend in Hammond.  After dropping game one on Friday night 3-1 the Lions roared back on Saturday and Sunday winning their second SLC series of the season.

Inside Southeastern Baseball With Jay Artigues Air Times

The following is a release from the Southeastern Louisiana Athletic department.

Each week during the 2011 season, Southeastern Louisiana University baseball fans can tune into “Inside Southeastern Baseball with Jay Artigues,” sponsored by Southern Quality Ford and Champagne Beverage.