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UNO senior reliever Seth Laigast

The UNO Privateers and Tulane Green Wave baseball teams look to continue their early season success tonight when they renew their cross-town rivalry at Maestri Field with a 6:30 first pitch. The Privateers and Green Wave also square off Wednesday at Turchin Stadium. Tulane (6-1) defeated Southeastern University before sweeping a weekend series with San Francisco. The Privateers (4-3) knocked off Southern Miss before sweeping its first Division I weekend series since 2009, defeating Alcorn State, Southern and Grambling at home. UNO senior reliever Seth Laigast, a Northlake Christian School graduate, and former member of the Wolverines’ state championship team, turned in a solid relief effort in the Privateers’ 4-1 victory over Southern Saturday. Laigast earned his first save of the season, tossing 2.2 innings of hit less relief. Laigast struck out two and walked one in his stint. Laigast closed things out as the Privateers’ fourth pitcher in the victory. Laigast’s younger sister, Brooke, a former star softball player with the state champion Archbishop Hannan Lady Hawks, playing for coach Becky Lambert, is playing second base at Copiah Lincoln Community College outside of Brookhaven, Miss. Brooke has committed to attend Belhaven College in Jackson, Miss. Seth and Brooke’s parents are coach Donald “Duck” Laigast and Gina Laigast of Madisonville.

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