SLU Wraps up Conference Crown
The Southeastern Louisiana University Lions baseball team continued to set school records en route to capturing the school’s first ever Southland Conference regular season crown. The Lions (41-15) finished 25-5 in Southland play following a series doubleheader sweep over the UNO Privateers at Maestri Field in New Orleans Saturday. Southeastern rolled past UNO 8-2 and 5-1wrapping up its most successful regular season in school history with the doubleheader victory. Southeastern established new school records for the most overall wins (41) and the most conference wins (25) in Southland history. The Lions also claimed the inaugural Pontchartrain Bowl trophy by winning the series with UNO. Southeastern’s Ryan Byers, a Ponchatoula High product, and Carson Crites powered the Lions, each ripping home runs in both games of the doubleheader.
No. 1 seed Southeastern will face Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (23-25, 13-14), the No. 8 seed Wednesday at 4 o’clock in the first round of the 2015 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas.
Southeastern players junior right-hander Tate Scioneaux has been named the Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week and second baseman Carson Crites has been selected the Southland Hitter of the Week. Scioneaux tossed his third-consecutive shut out, pitching the Lions to a 9-1 victory over UNO helping the Lions clinch their first Southland Conference regular season crown. He extended his scoreless inning streak to 29.2 innings. Scioneaux’s selection marked his third-consecutive Pitcher of the Week honors. Crites put together a .500 average going 6-for-12 in the Lions sweep of UNO. He produced a pair of three-hit performances, blasting first-inning homers in both games of Saturday’s doubleheader. He also ripped a triple and stole two bases.