HAMMOND, Louisiana – The University of Southeast Louisiana baseball team completes a five-game homestand this week with midweek contests Tuesday against Tulane and Wednesday against No. 25-ranked Louisiana Tech at the Pat Kenelly Diamond in Alumni Field. Both games start at 6 p.m. and will air on ESPN+.
Fireworks are planned for Tuesday’s match against the Green Wave (6-1). The first 200 SLU students (3-4) through the gates will receive a royal cake and commemorative Lion Mardi Gras beads.
Both games can be streamed online at www.LionSports.net/ListenLive and through the Lions Gameday Experience, Mixlr and MyTuner Radio apps. The MyTuner application is compatible with the Apple CarPlay software available in most recent car models. Fans should search for SLU Athletics (Mixlr) or Southeastern Sports Radio Network (MyTuner).
Other options for following the action this weekend include live stats or the @LionUpBaseball Twitter account. Links to audio, video and statistics are available on the baseball schedules page on www.LionSports.net.
Lance Lava (0-0, 6.00), a freshman right-hander, takes the ball Tuesday for SLU against Tulane graduate right-hander Carter Robinson (0-0, 0.00). Neither the Lions nor Louisiana Tech (5-2) have announced a starting pitcher for Wednesday’s game.
Southeastern has lost its last two games, by three points combined, and three of its last four overall. The Lions lost 6-5 in 10 innings on Feb. 22 at UL Lafayette before taking Friday’s series opener 7-4 against UAB. SLU then fell 6-4, 6-5 in the final two games of the series against the Blazers.
Rhett Rosevear (.333), Bryce Grizzaffi (.320), Evan Keller (.296) and Preston Faulkner (.292) look southeast at the plate. Rosevear leads the team with four extra hits, including a home run. Faulkner had a team-best five points, and Keller’s six stolen bases are team-best. SLU ranks 10th nationally in stolen bases (21).
Tulane won three of its four games last week. After holding off Nicholls for a 7-5 win in Thibodaux, Louisiana last Wednesday, the Green Wave won the final two games of their weekend series at Louisiana Tech.
Ethan Groff (.348), Brennan Lambert (.333), Trevor Minder (.304) and Chase Engelhard (.304) are the Green Wave’s top offensive threats. Both Groff and Engelhard hit three doubles and a homer, making six runs apiece.
Louisiana Tech shared four home games last week, beating No. 2-ranked LSU 11-6 last Wednesday and defeating Tulane 6-1 Friday in the opener of their weekend series. The Bulldogs have a game Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. against Nicholls in Thibodaux before coming to Hammond.
Philip Matulia (.429) and Taylor Young (.400) are the Bulldogs’ top hitters. Six different players hit a home run, including Matulia and Young. Cole McConnell completed nine races, a team record.
Southeastern’s race against top opponents continues next week as the Lions head out on a four-game road trip. SLU travels to the No. 3-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks (4-2) for a three-game series at Baum-Walker Stadium. Playing hours in Fayetteville, Arkansas are 3 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday.
The Lions wrap up the road trip with a rematch against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at 6 p.m. on March 9 at JC Love Field at Pat Patterson Park in Ruston, Louisiana.
TICKET AND PARKING INFORMATION
Single tickets are on sale for the remainder of the regular season. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to minimize queues on match days. South East students are encouraged to contact the box office prior to the game to reserve theirs in advance.
General admission tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for youth (ages 3-12). Students from the South East, with a university ID, and children under 2 years old are admitted free. Gameday parking is $5 per day for standard vehicles and $25 for RVs.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.LionSports.net/Tickets or by contacting the Southeastern Athletics box office at (985) 549-5466. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday. The Pat Kenelly Diamond box office at Alumni Field opens exactly one hour before the first scheduled pitch.
Southeastern uses mobile ticketing as its primary method of distributing tickets purchased online. Tickets will be available via text or email in PDF format for fans to download to their phone or print at home. Tickets can also be downloaded from Apple Wallet.
CLEAR BAG POLICY
Southeastern Athletics operates a clear bag policy for all ticketed events. The policy reflects the safety precautions required for entry to professional and collegiate sports venues across the country. For more information on the clear bag policy, go to www.LionSports.net/Clear.
LIONS GAMEDAY EXPERIENCE APP
The Lions Gameday Experience app puts audio, stats, video, social media and more in the hands of fans. Attendees can also check in to earn reward points redeemable for Southeast-related prizes. Available for Android and iOS devices, it can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play or by following the link www.LionSports.net/App.
DIAMOND CLUB / S CLUB
Fans interested in becoming active supporters of the baseball program are encouraged to join the Diamond Club. Lion baseball alumni are encouraged to join the exclusive S Club, which is reserved for Southeast Sports Letter winners.
All Diamond Club and S Club (baseball) membership fees and donations are available for the exclusive use of the Southeast Baseball Program. Membership information is available by contacting the Lion Athletics Association at email@example.com or (985) 549-5091 or by visiting www.LionUp.com.
For more Lions Baseball news, follow @LionUpBaseball or @MattRiser17 on Twitter, @LionUpBaseball on Instagram and Facebook, and subscribe to the SLUathletics YouTube channel.
OPPONENT | LOCATION
Tulane (6-1) at Southeast (3-4), Tuesday
No. 25 Louisiana Tech (5-2) at Southeastern, Wednesday
Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field (Hammond, Louisiana)
DATES | SCHEDULES | PITCH MATCHUP
Tuesday, March 1 – 6 p.m. CT
TLN – RHP Carter Robinson (0-0, 0.00) vs.
SLU-RHP Lance Lava (0-0, 6.00)
Wednesday, March 2 – 6 p.m. (CT)
LAT–TBA (0-0, 0.00) vs.
SLU – TBD (0-0, 0.00)
RADIO | VIDEO | INTERNET | MOBILE DEVICES
• Video: ESPN+
• www.LionSports.net – live audio, statistics and video
• Lions Gameday Experience app, MyTuner Radio app, Mixlr app