The Lion's Roar

Jacksonville shuts out Southeastern 8-0 in series finale

Jacksonville shuts out Southeastern 8-0 in series finale

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

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 them 5-4. On Sunday Southeastern went for the series sweep but came up short in an 8-0 blow out.  H...

Lions baseball looks to improve after falling short in 2019 season

Lions baseball looks to improve after falling short in 2019 season

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

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 or community college, and six are from another Division I university. Head coach Matt Riser talked a...

Lions defeat alumni 11-7 in annual scrimmage

Lions defeat alumni 11-7 in annual scrimmage

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

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 season. Drew Avans, an alumnus of 2018, played for the alumni for a second year and shared what the experience ...

Mocktails guest panel creates dialogue with students

Mocktails guest panel creates dialogue with students

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2019

Prior to attending an annual social engagement, students had the opportunity to learn about the repercussions of substance abuse in a college climate. The Office for Student Engagement and Campus Activities Board welcomed a panel of guest speakers for the Wild, Wild Western Rodeo Mocktails event....

Lions take series win

Lions take series win

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...