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Deke: Baton Rouge Regional Preview: Southeastern Lions

The Southeastern Louisiana University Lions are making their first NCAA postseason appearance since 1994.  SLU earned an automatic berth into the NCAA Regional’s by winning the Southland Conference Tournament Title. 

Southeastern beat Central Arkansas 9-4.  And the Lions are currently riding a six game win streak entering this weekend’s Baton Rouge Regional. Coach Matt Riser is in his first season as Head Coach of the Lions.

The Tigers beat the Lions 7-3 back in February.  The game was tied 2-2 in the fifth inning before LSU scored four runs in the sixth to take control of the game.  “Both teams are completely different teams from that first meeting.  I know we are excited to play in a regional and we are looking forward to the challenge,” said Lions Coach Matt Riser. 

READ MORE: Teams ready to play in Baton Rouge Regional

Below is a little information on the Southeastern University Lions. 

School Location:  Hammond, Louisiana

School Colors: Green and Gold

Mascot:  Lions

Conference:  Southland

Head Coach:  Matt Riser

2014 Record:  (37-23) 

FULL AUDIO: Bobby and Deke talk to Southeastern Coach Matt Riser

Top Players:

#23 Jameson Fisher – Fisher is batting an impressive .394 which is 11th best in the nation this season.  He leads SLU in batting average, hits (89) and Fisher has 37 RBI’s to his credit.

#35 Andrew Godbold:  Godbold leads the Lions with a team high 57 RBI’s this season.  Godbold is batting .348 has collected 7 hits and he is the team leader in Home Runs with 8 this season.

#22 Brett Hoffman is batting .321 which is third best among Lions batters this season.  Hoffman has 71 hits, 1 Home Run and 41 RBI’s. 

#21 Daniel Midvett bats .299, he has 47 hits and 31 RBI’s.

#2 Kevin Carr has an average of .290 with 20 hits and 10 RBI’s/

Lions pitching:

#Andro Cutura leads SLU with a 10-2 record in 15 starts this season.  Cutura has an ERA of 1.72 and he pitched the second most innings for SLU this season with 99.2 innings pitched.

#18 Tate Scioneaux is second on the Lions Roster with seven wins (7-6) this season.  Tate has pitched more innings (104.1) than any other Lions Pitcher.  He has a 3.11 ERA and was recently named the Southland Conference Tournament MVP. 

#28 Dylan Hills 6-3 1.89 ERA this season and Hills leads the Lions with a team high five saves this season. 

#25 Sean Kennel 5-3 3.74 ERA

#11 Kyle Keller 3-3 3.92 ERA  

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People : Andrew GodboldBrett HoffmanDaniel MidvettKyle KellerLions Coach Matt RiserMatt Riser

05/29/2014 10:19AM
Deke: Baton Rouge Regional Preview: Southeastern Lions
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