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The Lion's Roar

Lions late comeback falls short in Alex Box Stadium

Junior pitcher Daniel Dugas was on the mound for the Lions Tuesday night and saw his record fall to 0-3 on the season with a 10.57 ERA.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2020

Southeastern took its talents to Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge on Tuesday to try and take down 20th ranked Louisiana State University.  The Lions came in with a 5-6 record and off of a 5-2 victory against the Stony Brook Seawolves. Southeastern fell behind early giving five runs in the first three innings. The Lio...

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.

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

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.

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

Former university baseball players faced off against current baseball players at the annual Alumni Baseball Game.

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

Matt Riser, head coach of baseball, shares his personal experience with substance addiction in college and discusses the importance of getting help. In the first half of the Mocktails event, the guest panel had an interaction with students to raise awareness for substance abuse.

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

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.

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

The Lions baseball team took a 2-1 series victory against the Northwestern State University Demons, putting the Lions' record at 18-18.

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

The Lions baseball game lost to Tulane University to drop its overall record to 16-17. Though the Lions tried to climb back from deficits throughout the game, the match ended as a 15-14 loss.

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

The Lions baseball team lost 8-9 against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The game dropped the Lions to a 14-15 overall record and a three-game 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

The Lions baseball team discusses Sunday’s 8-3 victory over Abilene Christian University after the game. On Sunday, 1,236 fans attended the game in the Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field. Baseball has seen a steady increase in attendance and leads the Southland Conference in fan attendance since Matt Riser took over as head coach.

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

Kade Granier, a redshirt senior pitcher, winds up a pitch. The Lions baseball team secured three wins over the weekend against the Abilene Christian University Wildcats, extending the win streak to five games.

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

Corey Gaconi, senior pitcher,  winds up a pitch in the weekend series against Stony Brook University. The series ended a four-game losing streak for the Lions as the team won two of the three games.

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...

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