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Lions belt out 20 hits, claim series

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Southeastern Louisiana University baseball team collected a season-high 20 hits on Saturday en route to a 13-7 victory over UIW in Southland Conference action at Sullivan Field.

Six players delivered multi-hit performances at the plate for Southeastern (25-24, 7-13 SLC), including five hits by Preseason All-Southland selection Jake Haze.

With the win over the Cardinals (24-25, 9-11, SLC), SLU moved ahead of HCU (16-30, 7-14 SLC) into eighth place in the conference standings after the Huskies had a Saturday opening game drop. doubleheader at McNeese. SLU also won a half-game over seventh-ranked Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (21-30, 9-12 SLC), which does not have a Southland series this weekend.

The top eight teams in the conference standings will qualify for the Southland postseason tournament. The 2024 North Oaks Health System Southland Conference Baseball Championship will be held May 22-25 at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field on the southeast campus in Hammond, Louisiana.

UIW jumped ahead three batters in the first inning. After a one-out triple to center field, Cardinal restricted hitter Dalton Beck scored on a sacrifice fly. Back-to-back walks led to another run and a 2-0 deficit for Southeastern.

The Lions responded immediately. Haze led off the second inning with a single to right. Conner O’Neal followed by a double into the bag at first base, putting a pair of runners in scoring position. Rhett Rosevear drew a walk to load the bases. Judas Hall put a 1-0 pitch over the right field wall for a grand slam. Hall’s sixth home run of the season gave SLU a 4-2 lead.

Rosevear’s walk was the 120e of his college career, breaking a tie for the Southeast career rankings with Kenny Langlois (1993-96). He would replenish his total later in the match.

UIW regained the lead in the third. Beck led off the inning with his conference-leading 15e home run of the season, cutting the Lions’ lead to one. Two more runs scored with two outs on a throwing error by TJ Salvaggio.

The Cardinals extended their lead in the fourth by scoring a run on a wild pitch.

From then on it was all southeast. Back-to-back home runs in the fifth from Haze and O’Neal put the Lions ahead, 7-6.

SLU added four more runs in the sixth, batting around. Consecutive bases-loaded walks for O’Neal, Rosevear and Hall accounted for three of the runs.

RBI singles by Salvaggio and Haze led to the Lions’ final two runs in the seventh.

UIW got their final run on a leadoff homer in the eighth.

Dalton Aspholm (2-0) earned the win, allowing one run – it was earned – in 1.1 innings of relief work. Jackson Rodriguez picked up his sixth save of the season and worked the final 4.2 innings. Cardinal starting pitcher Isaiah Zavala (4-4) suffered the loss, allowing seven runs – all earned – in his five-inning span.

Nebula (5-for-6), Ryan Brome (3-for-6), O’Neal (3-for-4), Shea Thomas (3-for-6), Parker Coley (2-for-6) and Cole Stromboe (2-for-5) all yielded multiple hits for the Lions.


Southeastern recorded at least 20 hits in a game for the first time since a 25-4 victory over New Orleans on May 21, 2022 in the Southland Tournament. Haze’s five-hit effort was also the first by a Lion since Thomas accomplished the feat in the same tournament win over UNO.



NEXT ONE
The series concludes with a single game on ESPN+ on Sunday at 1 p.m. Southeastern starts as a junior right-handed Aiden Vosburg (0-5, 7.71) on the mound. The Cardinals have not yet announced a starting pitcher.


Fans can listen to the game in the Hammond area on 90.9 The Lion. In addition, an audio stream is available online at www.LionSports.net/ListenLive and via the Lions Gameday Experience, TuneIn and MyTuner Radio apps. Both the TuneIn and MyTuner apps are compatible with the Apple CarPlay software available in most new car models. Search for KSLU 90.9 FM in the TuneIn 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 limited to athletic letter winners from the Southeast.


All membership dues and donations to both the Diamond Club and S Club (baseball) are available for the exclusive use of the Southeastern baseball program. Membership information is available by contacting the Lion Athletics Association at [email protected] or (985) 549-5091 or by visiting www.LionUp.com.



SOCIAL MEDIA
Fans are encouraged to follow Southeastern Baseball’s social media accounts (@LionUpBaseball) on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to stay engaged with the program.


The latest updates are also available on www.LionSports.net and the Lions Gameday Experience app. The Gameday app is available for both Android and iOS devices and can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.




 

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