The Texas State Bobcat baseball team scored a run in the bottom of the sixth, seventh and eighth inning to overcome a 2-0 Arkansas State lead and took a 3-2 victory from the Red Wolves Sunday afternoon at the UT Arlington/Hilton Invitational. Continue reading →
Late Rally Gets Delta Devils Past Stephen F Austin In Season Opener
The Lumberjack baseball team kept the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils at bay for the majority of the afternoon, but MVSU was able to scrape across a run in the bottom of the ninth to pick up a season-opening 4-3 win over SFA at the rain-soaked ULM Warhawk Classic. Continue reading →
HAMMOND – One week out from the season opener, the Southeastern Louisiana University baseball coaching staff has a dilemma on its hands. With only three outfield spots and a fourth place in the lineup for a designated hitter, head coach Jay Artigues and his staff need to find a way to work at least seven outfield bats into the lineup. However, with one of the more potent outfield crews in the Southland Conference being the expected end result of any combination, the Lion coaches believe its a good problem to have. Continue reading →
HAMMOND – Last season the Southeastern Louisiana University baseball team saw good production and solid defense around the horn. In 2009, head coach Jay Artigues expects the same. With just one graduation from last season, the Lion infield appears ready to pick up where last season’s crew left off. Continue reading →
HAMMOND – According to head coach #Jay Artigues#, last year’s Southeastern Louisiana University baseball team had a strong leader on the roster in the form of catcher Matthew Schexnayder. Schexnayder’s graduation following the 2008 campaign left a vacuum in that crucial role, but, also according to Artigues, this year’s group of backstops is more than ready to step in. Continue reading →
HAMMOND – With Opening Day fast approaching, the 2009 edition of the Southeastern Louisiana University baseball team continues to take shape. As they size up their squad for the new year, the Lion coaching staff can take comfort in the fact that the Southeastern bullpen, one of the keys to the 2008 team’s success, might be even better in 2009. Continue reading →
FRISCO, Texas – UTSA senior Michael Rockett, the 2008 Southland Conference Baseball Player of the Year, highlights a talented list of players on the 2009 preseason all-conference teams, the league office announced Wednesday in conjunction with the release of the preseason polls.
A native of Sugar Land, Texas, Rockett led a powerful UTSA lineup to its second consecutive regular-season title in 2008. A 2008 second-team All-American, Rockett was the first conference player of the year at UTSA since 2002. A constant threat at the plate, Rockett pounded out a .360 batting average, which ranked ninth in the conference. He also finished third in the league in hits (89) and runs batted in (68). Continue reading →
FRISCO, Texas – UTSA has been favored to win its third consecutive Southland Conference regular-season baseball championship by a vote of the league’s head coaches and sports information directors, the conference announced Wednesday.
The Roadrunners received five first-place votes and 110 points in the coaches’ poll and five first-place votes and 111 points in the SID poll. UTSA, which finished with the best conference record in both the 2007 and 2008 seasons, finished with a 39-19 overall record, tying the school record for wins. The Roadrunners welcome back 22 letterwinners, 10 pitchers and six position starters from a team that was 22-8 in league play to finish atop the West Division.
The first of a five-part weekly breakdown of the 2009 Southeastern Louisiana University Baseball Team leading up to Opening Week.
HAMMOND – To say the 2009 Southeastern Louisiana University baseball team’s pitching staff has a tough act to follow is a bit of an understatement. The 2008 Lions claimed the Southland Conference team ERA title with a 4.26 mark (244 ER/516.0 IP), took the league’s team strikeout title with 481 punchouts and boasted the individual league champ in each category in Brent Varnado (3.33 ERA) and Wade Miley (119 K) en route to a 32-27 season and a trip to the SLC Tournament semifinals. Continue reading →
HAMMOND – Looking to capitailze on the momentum of its second consecutive 30-win season, the Southeastern Louisiana University baseball team added one of its most promising recruiting classes under head coach Jay Artigues when eight highly-touted recruits signed National Letters of Intent during the NCAA’s early signing period to join the Lions in 2010.
The eight-member class includes six Louisiana high schoolers, a Mississippi junior college product and a North Dakota native. Continue reading →