The Lion's Roar

Baseball gears up for 2021 Season

The Lions will open up their 2021 season at home against Mississippi Valley State University on Feb. 19.
January 22, 2021

After an abrupt end to their 2020 season, Southeastern Baseball is gearing up for a return to the diamond. The team has not faced any outside competition since their game against Louisiana Tech on March...

Former baseball coaches and lettermen to name All-Decade teams

Senior infielder Preston Faulkner started 15 games for the Lions in the shortened 2020 season and had a batting average of .157. In Faulkner’s sophomore season, the Denham Springs native started all 60 games for the Lions batting .273 with 11 home runs.
November 20, 2020

The university baseball program has been working on a project to name All-Decade Baseball teams from a seven-decade span, starting from the 1950s to the 2010s. The voting and team announcements will take...

Infielder takes advantage of extra year of eligibility by NCAA

Washington native and senior infielder Eli Johnson decided to stay on with the Lions after the National Collegiate Athletics Association decided to extend eligibility to spring student-athletes for another year. Following this decision, Johnson shared what he hopes to accomplish in his upcoming season.
September 24, 2020

On March 12, the National Collegiate Athletic Association announced that the 2020 baseball season would be canceled due to COVID-19. This led to several senior-athletes saying goodbye earlier than anticipated....

Former Ragin’ Cajun joins the Lion pride

Brock Batty, senior pitcher, transfered to Southeastern from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette over the summer. Batty will begin playing for the Lion’s baseball team in the spring.
Brock Batty, a second generation Lion baseball player, is one of the 25 new players
September 23, 2020

The Lions baseball team added more depth to their pitching rotation over the summer with senior southpaw pitcher Brock Batty. The 6’1” Denham Springs High School graduate transferred from the University...

Jacksonville shuts out Southeastern 8-0 in series finale

Senior pitcher Justin Simanek gave up six runs in 3.2 innings pitched on Sunday against the Jacksonville Dolphins. SImanek is now 0-2 on the 2020 season.
February 24, 2020

For the first time in its program history Southeastern faced off against Jacksonville University on the diamond.  On Friday night the Lions outlasted the Dolphins 2-1 with Saturday the Lions beating...

Lions baseball looks to improve after falling short in 2019 season

Sophomore pitcher Grant Upton throws a pitch in the Feb. 8 Alumni game. The Lion’s next game will be at home on Feb. 18 against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
February 18, 2020

After finishing the 2019 season 33-27, the university baseball team will look to lean on its 15 transferred players to make a big push in the 2020 season. Of the 15 transfers, nine are from a junior...

Lions defeat alumni 11-7 in annual scrimmage

Former university baseball players faced off against current baseball players at the annual Alumni Baseball Game.
February 13, 2020

On Feb. 8, the Lions baseball team hosted their annual alumni baseball game at the Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field. With a final score of 11-7, the Lions bested the alumni for the second straight...

Alumnus baseball player earns two pitching awards

Corey Gaconi, an alumnus pitcher, finished the 2019 season with a 7-3 record and a 2.53 earned-run-average. Gaconi, went undrafted and later signed with the New York Mets Organization. Gaconi’s current team the Brooklyn Cyclones won the 2019 New York-Penn League Championship defeating the Lowell Spinners.
September 25, 2019

Corey Gaconi, an alumnus pitcher, earned two accolades for his performance in the 2019 regular season. Gaconi brought home the 2019 Louisiana Sports Writer Pitcher of the Year and the 2018-2019 SLU Male...

Manuel returns as an assistant pitching coach

Kaleb Manuel
September 24, 2019

An alumni pitcher’s lifelong passion for baseball lead him back to coach at the university starting this upcoming season. Whether it was through video games or watching television, for Kaleb Manuel,...

Breaud makes top 10

Brennan Breaud, a senior infielder, prepares to swing  in the Pat Kenally Diamond at Alumni Field. Before graduating this semester, Breaud made it into the Top 10 in all-time hits for the university.
June 12, 2019

Cracking into the top 10 in all-time hits for the university was how Brennan Breaud, a senior infielder, wrapped up his final season. Breaud earned 55 hits across 60 games, earning 22 RBI’s in the...

Lions take series win

The Lions baseball team finished a series against Nicholls State University with a 2-1 victory. The first win had Corey Gaconi, a senior pitcher, playing for the whole game while the last game ended in a mercy ruling.
April 29, 2019

The Lions baseball team improved its record with a 2-1 series victory over Nicholls State University. The first two matches of the series were played at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field,...

Player values hard work and life lessons

Trey Harrington, a sophomore business administration major, celebrates a good play as the third baseman for the Lions. Harrington began playing baseball as a child and is now following in the footsteps of his father by playing collegiate baseball.
April 16, 2019

Lakeland, Tennessee native Trey Harrington, a sophomore business administration major, has been playing baseball since he was a child. Harrington appeared in 32 games, started in 12 and hit his first...

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