Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lions Get Roughed Up in First Loss of Season

Going on the road for the first time this season was not kind to the SLU Lions, as they got roughed up by the Tulane Green Wave 12-1 in New Orleans.  SLU's (7-1) young bullpen gave up 12 runs, 11 of them earned, on 12 hits to a very potent Tulane (8-1) line-up who came into the game hitting .364 as team.  Offensively the Lions could not get going, as they only put up six hits and stranded 11 base runners.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Must Read Material by Eric Sorenson

Lets do our part Lion Nation!  Be sure to read Stitch Heads latest ESPN weekend wrap-up feature on  Checkout Eric's notes about his ESPN feature and keep visiting each week so ESPN will give College Baseball the coverage it deserves.  Stitch Head tells it like it is (as you will see in his notes) and that is why he is the best writer in college baseball!  Click the link below to get to his notes and the ESPN weekend wrap-up and you might even find some love for your SLU Lions.

Eric Sorenson's Notes

ESPN Weekend Wrap-Up by Eric Sorenson

Monday, February 27, 2012

On Deck - Lions vs Tulane

SLU Lions (7-0) vs Tulane Green Wave (7-1)
Greer Field at Turchin Stadium - New Orleans, LA
6:30pm Tuesday February 28

Lions Enter CBD's Mid-Major Poll

With a 4-0 week, including their 8th straight victory over UL-Lafayette, the SLU Lions entered this week's College Baseball Daily Mid-Major poll at #24.  SLU beat ULL 6-5 on Wednesday night and swept their weekend series against Eastern Illinois, moving to 7-0 on the season.  The 7-0 start is the 2nd best start in program history.

Click Here to View the CBD Mid-Major Poll

ILB Players of the Week - Week 2


Inside Lions Baseball has named Josh Janway and Brock Hebert as the Players of the Week for week 2 of the 2012 season.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Solid Gold Sunday, Lions Sweep Weekend Series

The SLU Lions wore their solid gold uniforms on Sunday as they looked to sweep the weekend series over Eastern Illinois.  Mission accomplished.  The Lions (7-0) finished off the Panthers (1-4) with a great pitching performance by senior Josh Janway in a 1-0 victory at The Pat.  Janway, who pitched a career high 7.2 innings, allowed only three hits and struck out seven.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

On Deck - Lions vs Eastern Illinois

SLU Lions (4-0) vs Eastern Illinois Panthers (1-1)
The Pat - Hammond, LA
Game 1: 6pm Friday Feb 24
Game 2: 2pm Saturday Feb 25
Game 3: 1pm Sunday Feb 26

The Dominance Continues!

It was not pretty but the statement was clear.  The SLU baseball program does not play second fiddle to ULL in south Louisiana.  For the eighth straight time the Lions defeated their in-state rival, as they capitalized on Ragin Cajun miscues winning 6-5 on Wednesday night at The Pat.  The Lions moved to 4-0 on the season, as ULL drops to 1-3.  The Ragin Cajuns last victory against SLU came on March 5, 2008.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hebert Named SLU Student Athlete of the Week

For his performance in the Lions three game sweep over Indiana State this past weekend, junior 2B Brock Hebert was named the SLU Male Athlete of the Week.

Hebert Named SLU Student Athlete of the Week

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

On Deck - Lions vs ULL

SLU Lions (3-0) vs University of Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (1-2)
The Pat - Hammond, LA
6pm Wednesday February 21

Artigues on the Lions Weekend Series Sweep

Listen to coach Jay Artigues talk about the Lions weekend series sweep over Indiana State by clicking the link below.

Lions Sweep Series Over Indiana State

ILB Players of the Week - Week 1

Inside Lions Baseball has named Joseph Koon and Brock Hebert as the Players of the Week for week 1 of the 2012 season. 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Saturday Game Time Change

Due to rain expected in the Hammond area, SATURDAY'S game against Indiana State has been moved to 6 PM.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

On Deck - Lions vs Indiana State


SLU Lions (0-0) vs Indiana State Sycamores (0-0)
The Pat - Hammond, LA
Game 1: 1pm Friday Feb 17
Game 2: 1pm Saturday Feb 18
Game 3: 1pm Sunday Feb 19

Southland Conference Baseball, 49 Years Strong

When the 2012 baseball season opens on Friday it will mark the 49th season for the Southland Conference.  Click the link below to read the SLC's 2012 preview.

2012 Southland Conference Preview

SLU opens the 2012 season Friday afternoon at 1pm against Indiana State at The Pat.

Artigues Previews the 2012 Season

In the latest segment of the Southeastern Sports Report host Allen Waddell sits down with Coach Jay Artigues and previews what to expect come opening day at The Pat.  Check it out by clicking the link below.

Southeastern Sports Report

The Lions open the 2012 season this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday against Indiana State at The Pat.  First pitch for each game is set for 1pm.

Taking a Look at the 2012 Lions

With opening day a little more than 24 hours away here are some links to the position by position outlook on the 2012 SLU Lions.  These previews were recently put together by the SLU Sports Information staff.

2012 Outlook - Catchers

2012 Outlook - Infield

2012 Outlook - Outfield

2012 Outlook - Pitchers

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cooking Club Spots Filling Fast

All you backyard and camp chefs it’s time to LION UP and help Mr. Gary Sandifer fill up the remaining home dates to feed the Lions.  You can show some Southern hospitality to all the teams that visit The Pat during the 2012 season by picking a game to cook for the players down the right field line under the tent.  It is first come, first serve and goes a long way in showing your support for Lions Baseball.

College Baseball Daily Previews the Southland

College Baseball Daily has picked Texas State, SLU, and Stephen F Austin as the front runners for the 2012 Southland Conference title.  You can click the link below to read their SLC preview.

College Baseball Daily 2012 SLC Preview

The Cure Baseball

As game week is finally here let us not forget the support that The Cure Baseball needs.  Please step up to the plate and help their cause with a donation by purchasing their merchandise from their website.  Also, please spread the word about the mission The Cure Baseball is on.  Together we can knock cancer out of the park!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Intra-Squad Games Set for this Weekend

Here is the schedule for this weekend's intra-squad games at the The Pat:

1pm Friday February 10
11:30am Saturday February 11
1:30pm Sunday February 12

All practices/intra-squad games are free and open to the public. PLEASE REMEMBER TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Miley Giving Back to Community, Alumni Game Featured

Former Southeastern and current Arizona Diamondbacks' pitcher Wade Miley was featured in the 2012 Southeastern Spring Sports Report.  Miley, a Loranger, LA native, helped a local teen's worthy cause.  Also featured in the Sports Report is Chris Franklin (Padres) and Justin Boudreaux (Dodgers) coming back to campus and participating in the Alumni Baseball game.

Watch the 2012 SLU Spring Sports Report

The Southeastern Sports Report is hosted by Allen Waddell.

Did You Know?

Did you know.....Casey and Ty Summerlin both hit home runs in a 17-9 victory at Lamar during the 2008 season, becoming the only set of brothers to homer in the same game in program history.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Baseball America Picks Lions 2nd, Lopez & Hebert Top Prospects

Baseball America has picked the SLU Lions to finish second behind Texas State in their 2012 Southland Conference preview.  Rounding out the top five are Stephen F Austin , Lamar, and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.  Closer Stefan Lopez (5th) and 2B Brock Hebert (7th) are listed as two of the top 10 SLC prospects for the upcoming MLB draft.

2012 Baseball America SLC Preview

From the Dugout with Cody Gougler

To get an inside look at the 2012 Southeastern Louisiana University baseball team, ILB has asked senior OF Cody Gougler 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 Cody's journals you can click on his picture on the left menu.

Here is journal #1 for the 2012 season.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

2012 Media Guide Now Available

The 2012 SLU baseball media guide is now available on-line.  Damon Sunde, the Assistant Director of Media Relations, has done an outstanding job with this years media guide.  ILB would like to thank Damon and Matt Sullivan, the Assistant AD for Media Relations, for providing us with tons of information.  Without them our blog would not be possible.  Thanks guys!

2012 SLU Baseball Media Guide

Monday, February 6, 2012

Stitch Head Picks the Lions 2nd in SLC

As always, year after year the best college baseball preview material is put out by Eric Sorenson with College Baseball Today.  Once again he has provided the nation with the most in-depth conference by conference preview.  Click the link below to read his breakdown of the Southland Conference, where he picks SLU to finish second behind Texas State.  Stitch Head also mentions Texas State's visit to The Pat on April 13-15 as the Southland's "Can't Miss Series of the Year".  Once you are done with the Southland preview be sure to check out his write ups on all the other conferences.  This is truly some good stuff.

College Baseball Today's 2012 SLC Preview

Saturday, February 4, 2012

SLU Baseball is Solid Gold

Jonathan Pace models the new unis
Making a fashion statement is becoming a way of life in college athletics and the fashion show has made its way to Hammond, LA.  At the 2012 SLU Alumni game Coach Jay Artigues and the Lions busted out their brand new gold uniforms for the Lion Nation. 

As expected some fans gave them the thumbs up.  Others kind of made a face and said let me put on my shades.  Either way the new unis will surely take college baseball by storm this season.  For the record Inside Lions Baseball gives the solid gold digs TWO THUMBS UP! 

ILB to go Pink Tonight

To show our support for The Cure Baseball Inside Lions Baseball will be going "Pink" tonight at midnight.  For the next seven days the background color of our blog will be pink to show support for people and families who have been affected by cancer.  The Cure Baseball is a nonprofit organization supporting this mission through a collegiate summer league team, support groups, a scholarship fund and donations to cancer research groups.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Marten to Receive Inaugural Lion for Life Award

SLU Hall of Fame coach Greg Marten will receive the first ever "Lion for Life" award at the 2012 spring baseball banquet tonight.  The Lion for Life award is given to the SLU baseball alumnus the coaching staff feels best represents the program through community involvement.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Pace, Hebert Selected Preseason All-SLC

Senior IF Jonathan Pace and junior IF Brock Hebert were named Preseason 2nd Team All-Southland Conference by the leagues head coaches.  Pace led the Lions at the plate during the 2011 season with a .343 batting average.  The Terry, MS native also was tied for the team lead with 13 doubles to go along with a HR and 39 RBI's.  Hebert, who hails from Bourg, LA was the Lions 2nd leading hitter with a .340 average to go along with his two HR's and 31 RBI's.  He also lead the team in on-base percentage (.451) and steals (26).

2012 Preseason All-Southland Conference Teams

Southland Coaches Pick Lions 2nd, SID's 3rd

Just to give you an idea of how far the SLU baseball program has come since Jay Artigues took over in 2006.  The Lions lost eight players who made up the winningest class (144 wins) in program history to graduation, including the all-time hits leader, the single season doubles leader, the Louisiana Pitcher of the Year, and a pitcher who collected the second most wins in school history.  And let us not forget SS Justin Boudreaux signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers, after being selected in the 14th round of the MLB draft.  In all, the 2012 Lions need to replace six position players and two of their weekend starters from 2011.