Monday, April 30, 2012

On Deck - Lions vs South Alabama

SLU Lions (30-15, 15-9 SLC) vs. South Alabama Jaguars (18-26, 12-9 Sun Belt)
Stanky Field, Mobile, AL
6:30pm Tuesday May 1

ILB Players of the Week - Week 11

Inside Lions Baseball has named the Lions bullpen and Brock Hebert as the Players of the Week for week 11 of the 2012 season.

Artigues Gets Win #231 as Lions Take Series

How sweet it is to wake up on Monday mornings with a weekend series win in hand.  SLU, fighting through some shaky moments all weekend, claimed their 3rd straight Southland Conference series win over the weekend.  After dropping game one at Northwestern State 5-1 Friday night the Lions bounced back and won both Saturday and Sunday by 4-2 scores.  The series win was also the Lions 2nd straight SLC road series win.  SLU sits at 30-15 overall and 15-9 in the SLC.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Road Trip to Natchitoches

For those in the the Lion Nation heading to Natchitoches, LA this weekend to see the SLU vs Northwestern State series here are a few restaurants you need try:

Merci Beaucoup - 127 Church Street
Mama's Oyster House - 604/8 Front Street
Papa's Bar & Grill - 604/8 Front Street
Mariner's Seafood & Steakhouse - 5948 Hwy 1 Bypass
The Landing - 530 Front Street
Lion Up and be safe!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

On Deck - Lions vs Northwestern State

SLU Lions (28-14, 13-8 SLC) vs Northwestern State Demons (15-24, 10-11 SLC)
Brown-Stroud Field - Natchitoches, LA
Game 1: 6:30pm Friday April 27
Game 2: 2pm Saturday April 28
Game 3: 1pm Sunday April 29

Big Inning Proves To Much for Lions

A four run 3rd inning dashed the Lions hopes of getting a big RPI boosting win against the #3 ranked LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge on Wednesday night.  SLU, using five different pitchers, held LSU in check for most of the game surrendering seven hits and fanning four.  However, the Lions were only able to get four hits off of seven LSU pitchers and struck out 13 times.  The Lions picked up two runs on wild pitches and a Brock Hebert triple scored their 3rd run.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

On Deck - Lions vs LSU Tigers

#43 SLU Lions (28-13, 13-8 SLC) vs #3 LSU Tigers (32-9, 12-6 SEC)
Alex Box Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA
6:30pm Wednesday April 25
TV: Cox Sports Television (CST)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Poll Watching

As we go poll watching the Lions finished the week with a 3-2 record, which included a Southland Conference road series win over UTSA.  The Lions spilt their mid-week games losing on the road at Tulane and beating Jackson State at The Pat.  SLU is 28-13 overall and 13-8 in the SLC as they received votes in both the NCBWA and USAToday/ESPN Coaches' polls.  In the Perfect Game Top 50 SLU moved up 4 spots to number 43. 

ILB Players of the Week - Week 10

Inside Lions Baseball has named Andro Cutura and Brock Hebert as the Players of the Week for week 10 of the 2012 season.

Gougler Notches #200 With a Bang

When Cody Gougler stepped into the batters box in the top of the 2nd inning against UTSA he had 199 career hits.  At the end of the at bat he had joined six other Lions as the only players to notch 200 career hits in program history.  And as typical Cody Gougler, he did it with some swag.  The senior OF from Huntsville, TX gave the Lions a 1-0 lead with a solo shot to right field.

Lions Move Up One Spot in CBD Mid-Major Poll

With their 3-2 week the SLU Lions move up one spot to number 16 in the College Baseball Daily Mid-Major poll this week.  The Lions split a pair of mid-weeks game losing at Tulane 7-3 and beating Jackson State 13-2 in Hammond.  Over the weekend they won their Southland Conference series at Texas-San Antonio winning Friday and Sunday.  The Lions are 28-13 overall and 13-8 in SLC play.  SLU is joined by SLC members Sam Houston State (#6), Texas State (#11) and Texas-Arlington (#18) in the the poll.

College Baseball Daily Mid-Major Poll

Hebert Named SLC Hitter of the Week

For the second time this season Brock Hebert has been named the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week.  The Junior 2B picked up the honor after leading the Lions to a 3-2 week by hitting .429 with 3 doubles and 6 RBI's.  Freshmen RHP Andro Cutura was named honorable mention SLC Pitcher of the Week as he earned the win over UTSA on Friday night.

Hebert Named SLC Hitter of the Week

Road Series Win Over UTSA is Huge for Lions

Going on the road and winning is never an easy task in the Southland Conference.  It is even tougher when you are trying to keep within striking distance of one of the hottest teams in college baseball in the conference race and there are four games separating numbers three through eight in the standings. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

On Deck - Lions vs Texas-San Antonio

#47 SLU Lions (26-12, 11-7) vs UTSA Roadrunners (16-21, 6-12)
Roadrunner Field - San Antonio, TX
Game 1:  6pm Friday April 20
Game 2:  2pm Saturday April 21
Game 3:  1pm Sunday April 22

Lopez Named to Mid-Season Stopper of the Year List

Stefan Lopez is one of 45 players named to the mid-season watch list for the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association Stopper of the Year award.  The Stopper of the Year Award is given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball.

Lions Beat Jackson State, Keller Gets 1st Career Win

Kyle Keller, getting his first career start, picked up his first career victory as the Lions defeated Jackson State 13-2 on Wednesday night at The Pat.  Keller, a Jesuit High product, surrendered two runs on three hits and struck out three in 6.0 innings of work.  SLU put up 12 hits, as four starters collected two hits each.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

On Deck - Lions vs Jackson State

SLU Lions (25-12, 11-7 SLC) vs Jackson State Tigers (25-10, 15-2 SWAC)
The Pat - Hammond, LA
6pm Wednesday April 18

Lions Drop Series to Tulane

It seems the SLU Lions bring out the best in the Tulane Green Wave this year.  For the third time this season Tulane played its best ball against the Lions earning a 7-3 victory in New Orleans.  With the win the Green Wave sweeps the three game Senator's Cup Series.  So RHP Sean Kennel, getting his first career start, suffered the loss for the Lions.  Freshman 3B Brett Hoffman stayed hot at the plate by going 2-4 with a double and collecting his 3rd two hit performance in four games.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Lions vs Tulane

SLU Lions (25-11, 11-7 SLC) vs Tulane Green Wave (25-11, 5-4 CUSA)
Greer Field at Turchin Stadium - New Orleans, LA
6:30pm Tuesday April 17, 2012

ILB Players of the Week - Week 9

Inside Lions Baseball has named Andro Cutura and the entire Lions Line-Up as the Players of the Week for week 9 of the 2012 season.

Solid Gold Sweep!

Memo to the Southland Conference.....The Lions are Baaaack!  Getting back to playing "Lions Baseball" SLU swept #34 Texas State at The Pat this weekend, outscoring the three time defending SLC champs 24-3.  With the sweep the Lions move to 11-7 in conference play and into sole possession of 2nd place in the SLC standings.  SLU sits at 25-11 overall.

Friday, April 13, 2012

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 #3 for the 2012 season.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

On Deck - Lions vs Texas State

SLU Lions vs #34 Texas State Bobcats
The Pat - Hammond, LA
Game 1 - 6pm Friday April 13
Game 2 - 2pm Saturday April 14
Game 3 - 1pm Sunday April 15

Lion Up Shirts On Sale Now

Now you can wear the same gold "Lion Up" shirts the SLU players wear under there uniforms.  They are currently on sale at S&S Sports in Hammond.  S&S is located at 105 S. Morrison Blvd.  They are selling fast so "Lion Up" and get yours now! 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lions vs Crimson Tide Cancelled

Due to the rain in the Hammond area, tonight's game between SLU and the Alabama Crimson Tide has been cancelled.  No make-up game has been scheduled.

The Lions will return to Southland Conference play this weekend as they host Texas State at The Pat on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

On Deck - Lions vs Alabama

SLU Lions (22-11, 8-7 SLC) vs Alabama Crimson Tide (13-19, 4-8 SEC)
The Pat - Hammond, LA
6pm Wednesday April 11

ILB PLayers of the Week - Week 8

Inside Lions Baseball has named Buck Bernard, Andro Cutura, and Jonathan Pace as the Players of the Week for week 8 of the 2012 season.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

On Deck - Lions vs Central Arkansas

#43 SLU Lions (21-9, 7-5 SLC) vs UCA Bears (11-14, 5-7 SLC) 
The Pat - Hammond, LA
Game 1 - 6pm Thursday April 5
Game 2 - 6pm Friday April 6
Game 3 - 2pm Saturday April 7

Bernard, Pace Come Up Clutch in Win Over ULL

Trailing 1-0 in the top of the ninth inning and down to their final strike the Lions showed the fight that we have come accustomed to see this season.  Jonathan Pace, as cool as the other side of the pillow, roped a two run double down the left field line putting SLU up 2-1 on the UL-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns.  Then closer Stefan Lopez, a Lafayette area product, shut door on the Ragin Cajuns as the Lions won their 9th straight game over their in-state rivals. 

Monday, April 2, 2012

On Deck - Lions vs Louisiana-Lafayette

SLU Lions (20-9, 7-5 SLC) vs University of Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (13-14, 3-6 Sun Belt)
M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field - Lafayette, LA
6pm Tuesday April 3

Poll Watching

With the Lions finishing the week 2-3, including dropping the weekend series on the road to Lamar, they fell seven spots to number 43 in Prefect Game's Top 50 poll this week.  SLU dropped a mid-week contest to Tulane 7-2 and beat Alcorn State the next night 12-3.  After winning at Lamar 2-1 on Friday the Lions lost Saturday 6-4 and Sunday 4-1.  Overall the Lions are 20-9 and 7-5 in the Southland Conference.

ILB Players of the Week - Week 7

Inside Lions Baseball has named Stefan Lopez and Cody Gougler as the Players of the Week for week 7 of the 2012 season.

Stefan Lopez - SLU All-Time Saves Leader

Junior closer Stefan Lopez became the program's All-Time Saves leader with his 20th career save on Friday night in the Lions 2-1 victory over Lamar.  Lopez passed Chris Franklin, who racked up 19 saves during his two year (2009-10) career in Hammond.  With his 20 saves Lopez is five saves shy of the All-Time Southland Conference career record of 25 held by Zach Calhoon (2007-09) of Texas-San Antonio.

Lions Drop Series to Lamar

After winning 9 of 11 games and taking two Southland Conference series in a row, the road was not kind to the SLU Lions.  Traveling to Beaumont, TX for a weekend series against rival Lamar, the Lions could not come through with timely hits.  SLU dropped the series two games to one, as they stranded 28 runners over the three game series.  With the series loss the Lions drop to 20-9 overall and 7-5 in the SLC.