Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lopez & Hebert Named All-Americans

Collegiate Baseball News named juniors Stefan Lopez and Brock Hebert to the 2012 Louisville Slugger All-American teams on Thursday. 

Lopez was named 2nd team All-American after leading the nation in saves with 20 and becoming both the program and Southland Conference All-Time career saves leader with 30.  The New Iberia, LA native finished the season with a 0.61 ERA and 42 strikeouts over 29.1 innings, earning the SLC Relief Pitcher of the Year.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

On Deck - SLC Tournament

2012 Southland Conference Tournament
#2 SLU Lions (36-19, 20-13 SLC) vs #7 Central Arkansas Bears (25-28, 16-17 SLC)
Bobcat Ballpark - San Marcos, TX
7pm Wednesday May 23
Live Video Stream - SLC NOW

Click Here for SLC Tournament Info

Monday, May 21, 2012

Lions Place 7 on All-Conference Teams

The SLU Lions grabbed a league high three spots on the 1st team All-Southland Conference team as junior 2B Brock Hebert, senior 1B Jonathan Pace, and junior closer Stefan Lopez were named to the squad.  Senior OF Cody Gougler was named 3rd team All-Southland Conference. 

Junior OF Harry Slade, freshmen pitcher Andro Cutura, and sophomore pitcher Dylan Hills were named honorable mention All-Southland Conference.

2012 All-Southland Conference Teams 

Hebert, Lopez, Cutura Voted SLC Best

It has been a historical day in the way of post-season awards for the SLU Lions baseball program.  Junior 2B Brock Hebert has been named the Southland Conference Player of the Year, as well as the SLC Hitter of the Year.  Junior closer Stefan Lopez has been named the SLC Relief Pitcher of the Year and freshmen RHP Andro Cutura has been named the league's Freshman of the Year.  This marks the first time that a Lion has earned any of the SLC Player of the Year honors.

SLC Tournament Headquarters

Here is the link to all of your 2012 Southland Conference tournament information.  The tournament, being played on the campus of Texas State in San Marcos, TX, begins Wednesday and runs through Saturday.  All games are being streamed lived on SLC NOW and the championship game can be seen on ESPN3.

2012 Southland Conference Tournament Info

ILB Players of the Week - Week 14

Inside Lions Baseball has named Jordan Hymel and Alex Marse as the Players of the Week for week 14 of the 2012 season.

Lions Take Series From Cowboys, Lock Up #2 Seed

After losing the opening game of their series with McNeese State 8-6 the Lions bounced back nicely winning the final two games 12-2 and 9-5 to win the series.  With the series win SLU locked up the number two seed in this week's Southland Conference tournament on the campus of Texas State in San Marcos, TX.  The Lions finished the regular season 36-19 overall and 20-13 in the SLC.  The 36 wins marks the 6th straight year the Lions have won 32 or more games and the 4th straight year they have won 35 or more games.

Hymel Named SLC Pitcher of the Week

The Southland Conference named junior LHP Jordan Hymel as the Pitcher of the Week after his performance against the McNeese State Cowboys over the weekend.  Hymel tossed seven innings, giving up one run on seven hits and fanning five Cowboys in the Lions 12-2 win on Friday night.  After giving up one run in the first inning Hymel threw six scoreless innings and held McNeese hitless over his final three innings.

Alex Marse was recognized as honorable mention Hitter of the Week as the junior OF went 6-10 with 4 RBI's in the Lions series win over McNeese State.

Southland Conference Players of the Week

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

On Deck - Lions vs McNeese State

SLU Lions (34-18, 18-12 SLC) vs McNeese State Cowboys (23-26, 16-14 SLC)
The Pat - Hammond, LA
Game 1:  6pm Thursday May 17
Game 2:  6pm Friday May 18
Game 3:  2pm Saturday May 19 (Senior Day)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

ILB Players of the Week - Week 13

Inside Lions Baseball has named Dylan Hills and Harry Slade as the Players of the Week for week 13 of the 2012 season.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Lions Drop Series to Sam Houston

The SLU Lions dropped a heartbreaking series to Southland Conference leader Sam Houston State over the weekend.  With one weekend left to play the Lions, who are 34-18 overall and 18-12 in the SLC, are one game up on Texas State in the league standings.  SLU swept Texas State earlier in the season.  With the series win Sam Houston clinched the number one seed in the conference tournament.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

On Deck - Lions vs Sam Houston State

SLU Lions (33-16, 17-10 SLC) vs Sam Houston State Bearkats (32-15, 20-7 SLC)
Don Sanders Stadium - Huntsville, TX
Game 1: 6:30pm Friday May 11
Game 2: 4pm Saturday May 12
Game 3: 1pm Sunday May 13

"Entourage" Heading to Huntsville

"Vincent Chase"
Lets just call it a way to be loose and business like all in one trip.

The SLU Lions departed from Hammond this morning heading to Huntsville, TX for their big Southland Conference series with league leader Sam Houston State.  However, the guys weren't dressed in their usual green Adidas travel shirts and khaki pants.  They boarded the bus like they were in an episode of the HBO hit series Entourage.  The coaching staff joined in on theme as skipper Jay Artigues led the way looking pretty slick. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

ILB Players of the Week - Week 12

Inside Lions Baseball has named Stefan Lopez and Harry Slade as the Players of the Week for week 12 of the 2012 season.

Walk-Off Win Clinches Series for the Lions

Junior OF Alex Marse hit a bases loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth to give the SLU Lions a huge walk-off series clinching win over Stephen F. Austin at The Pat on Sunday afternoon.  The 12-11 victory over the Lumberjacks moves the Lions to 33-16 overall and 17-10 in the Southland Conference.  The Lions win, coupled with Sam Houston's loss to Texas-Arlington, moves SLU within three games of the Bearkats in the league standings, as they head to Huntsville this weekend.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Baseball Alumni Day Set for Saturday

The SLU Lions baseball team will be hosting "Alumni Day" as the Lions take on Stephen F. Austin at The Pat on Saturday.  First pitch is set 2pm.  There will be a reunion prior to the game and all all returning lettermen will be honored at the game.  Special recognition will be given to the 1978 squad.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

On Deck - Lions vs Stephen F. Austin

SLU Lions (31-15, 15-9 SLC) vs Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (18-26, 11-13 SLC)
The Pat - Hammond, LA
Game 1: 6pm Friday May 4
Game 2: 2pm Saturday May 5
Game 3: 1pm Sunday May 6

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lopez Ties SLC Record as Lions Beat USA

In their 8th straight road game the Lions beat South Alabama 6-3 on Tuesday night to move to 31-15 on the season and Stefan Lopez tied the Southland Conference career saves record picking up career save number 27.  SLU had a strong finish on the road trip coming away with a 5-3 record, as they beat the Jaguars for the 3rd straight time.