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Lions take series win

Lions take series win

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2019


Filed under Sports

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, and the last was held at Ray E. Didier Field in Thibodaux. In the first battle, the Lions made a 3-1 victory w...

Lions take the series against Demons

Lions take the series against Demons

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Lions baseball team won the series against the Northwestern State University Demons but dropped the final match. The first two matches ended with 5-3 and 8-1 victories while the third one resulted in a 1-3 loss. The series put the Lions' overall record at 18-18. In the second game, Preston Faulkner,...

Lions drop match to Green Wave

Lions drop match to Green Wave

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Lions baseball team fought but lost to the Tulane University Green Wave 15-14. The teams competed on April 9 at 6 p.m. at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field. The loss dropped the Lions' overall record to 16-17. The game ended with a Lions player caught stealing second base. “It’s tough...

Lions continue losing streak

Lions continue losing streak

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Lions baseball team took its third loss in a row against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette dropping to a 14-15 overall record. Matt Riser, head coach of baseball, discussed the 8-9 loss. "In all honesty, it was a tale of two bullpens," explained Riser. "Our bullpen was not too good for...

Baseball enjoys high strides in attendance

Baseball enjoys high strides in attendance

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019


Filed under Sports

The university baseball team has seen a gradual increase in home game attendance since Matt Riser became the head coach. Since 2015, the team has been leading in the Southland Conference for fan attendance. In 2014, the university saw its largest attendance at a home game with 3,747 showing up in the 7...

Baseball sweep leads to five game win streak

Baseball sweep leads to five game win streak

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Lions baseball team swept Abilene Christian University with 14-1, 12-9 and 8-3 wins over the weekend. Matt Riser, head coach of baseball, felt proud of his team's execution in the series. "Especially at the spur of the moment on Saturday, we got down early by three runs and stormed back to...

The Lions baseball team lands its first victory of the season

The Lions baseball team lands its first victory of the season

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Lions baseball team turned around a four-game losing streak as it won two of its three weekend games against the Stony Brook University Seawolves. On the first night of the series, the Lions took home the first victory of the regular season. In the third game, which ended in a 8-0 victory for...

Rising to the top

Rising to the top

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Sports

Ranked among the top 10 coaches under the age of 40 in “Baseball America,” Matt Riser, baseball head coach, looks forward to a successful season in 2019. Although he once aspired to have a career in medicine, Riser chose to pursue his passion. “Coming out of college, I originally planned to p...

Baseball highlights preseason preparation at a reunion with alumni

Baseball highlights preseason preparation at a reunion with alumni

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2019


Filed under Sports

In a scrimmage against university alumni including former and current professional baseball players, the Lions won 13-3. Matt Riser, baseball head coach, discussed the incentive of holding the alumni game. "It's a great thing that our baseball team hosts for the community," said Riser. "It's more...

Father and son bonding at camp

Father and son bonding at camp

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

The Lions baseball team offered its first "Father/Son Camp" to help build relationships between fathers and sons on and off the field. 30 father and son pairs signed up to learn more about baseball techniques from university coaches on Nov. 19 at Alumni Field. Baseball Head Coach Matt Riser explained...

Tuning in to the most popular sports

Tuning in to the most popular sports

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

Sports fans consistently head out to sporting venues or tune in on the TV and radio to watch their favorite teams compete. By attendance, football, baseball and men’s basketball are the university’s most popular sports. On record, football’s most attended game was against Jackson State University...

Eyes on the nation’s most popular sports

Eyes on the nation’s most popular sports

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

August 21, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

Across the nation, people tune in to watch teams compete in their favorite sports.  According to a Gallup poll, 37 percent of Americans voted football as their favorite sport to watch followed by basketball at 11 percent, baseball at nine percent and soccer at seven percent in 2017. The same poll sh...