The Final Score Archives

Southeastern’s Alex Young, Jonathan Kinchen thanks to strong final throws in hammer at NCAA East preliminaries

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Southeastern Louisiana’s hammer duo of Alex Young and Jonathan Kinchen cut things a little close in the NCAA East preliminary rounds on Thursday. But when Young and Kinchen needed big throws to earn a trip to the NCAA championships next month in Eugene, Oregon, they responded and finished in the top 12… Continue reading →

LSU-Eunice wins World Series opener

ENID, Okla. — Steven Sensley and Jordan Romero each hit home runs and pitcher Ben Braymer scattered seven hits in eight innings as LSU-Eunice opened the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II World Series with an 8-1 vicory over Kellogg (Michigan) Community College on Wednesday. Romero and Sensley both went 2-for-4. Romero had a… Continue reading →

LSU-Eunice’s Ben Braymer, Jordan Romero have long history as battery mates

EUNICE — When Ben Braymer looks down from the mound before delivering a pitch, he usually sees a familiar target with a catcher’s mask returning a glance from deep behind the plate. It helps, Braymer said, to know that LSU-Eunice catcher and longtime battery mate Jordan Romero is aware the nuances in a pitching routine that… Continue reading →

Region 23 title not enough; LSU-Eunice focused on Division II NJCAA World Series

EUNICE — An animated postgame celebration was nowhere in sight last weekend as LSU-Eunice qualified for the NJCAA Division II World Series. Bengals coach Jeff Willis wasn’t totally surprised by his team’s nonchalance; he understood the demeanor. “This group has been determined all season to get back into the national tournament. What I’m… Continue reading →

Joe Scheuermann and Delgado plant a flag with their second straight trip to the NJCAA World Series

Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCAR --Delgado Community College Head Coach, Joe Scheuermann, signals his pitcher during the last regular season game against Baton Rouge Community College at Kirsch Rooney Stadium on Sunday April 27, 2014

Through his 25-year tenure as Delgado’s baseball coach, Joe Scheuermann has touted his program as one of the best in the country among the junior college ranks. After the Dolphins (31-13) won the NJCAA South Central District title on Tuesday, clinching their second consecutive trip to the NJCAA Division I World Series, Scheuermann had a signature accomplishment to… Continue reading →

Cane Cutters’ season set to start Thursday

Lonny Landry isn’t fazed by the limited amount of time his team will have to practice together before the start of the season. The Acadiana Cane Cutters baseball coach will only get a few days with his team before the team opens up the Texas Collegiate League season at home Thursday. Acadiana hosts the Victoria Generals at… Continue reading →

Former LSU slugger Blake Dean says he is ‘honored and excited’ to be UNO interim coach

Phoro provided by UNO athletics -- Blake Dean

It’s been quite a meteoric rise for Blake Dean since he joined the coaching ranks. UNO named Dean interim baseball coach Thursday, a nifty if temporary promotion for someone less than five years removed from his playing days. Dean, a College World Series champion in 2009 at LSU, joined the Privateers’ staff last year as a… Continue reading →

Southeastern eliminated from Southland Conference baseball tournament by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Southland Conference photo by ERIK WILLIAMS -- Texas A&M-Corpus Christi sophomore Brandon Guilford turns a double play during Friday's game against Southeastern Louisiana at the Southland Conference tournament in Sugar Land, Texas. The Islanders won 6-5

SUGAR LAND, Texas — Texas A&M-Corpus Christi did it again. The eighth-seeded Islanders, who upset top-seeded Southeastern Louisiana on the first day of the Southland Conference tournament, eliminated the Lions on Friday afternoon, winning 6-5 in 10 innings at Constellation Field. Southeastern (42-17), which reached last year’s NCAA tournament and earned its… Continue reading →

Southeastern outlasts McNeese in 12 innings

SUGAR LAND, Texas — Kyle Cedotal, who spent the bulk of this season on the mound for Southeastern Louisiana, delivered at the plate Thursday, lifting a sacrifice fly to right-center field in the bottom of the 12th inning as the Lions defeated McNeese State 3-2 to stay alive in the Southland Conference tournament. “Our attitude… Continue reading →

Xavier community remembers former basketball coach Bob Hopkins

Xavier University alumni from the early 1970s often affectionately refer to that period as “The Hop Years.” That’s when the school’s basketball team, coached by Bob Hopkins, captivated the campus with its winning. “It was a magical time,” Xavier President Dr. Norman Francis, who hired Hopkins, said Wednesday. Hopkins died Friday in Bellevue, Wash., of heart and kidney… Continue reading →

With record nearing, Southeastern’s Brett Hoffman is ready to go

Southeastern Louisiana third baseman Brett Hoffman doesn’t like watching the Lions play baseball; he’d rather be out on the field with his teammates. But Hoffman suffered a minor injury last week, so watching is exactly what he was doing two days before Southeastern opened postseason play against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the Southland Conference tournament Wednesday.… Continue reading →

Delgado baseball team returns to Junior College World Series

Photo provided by Delgado athletics -- Delgado players go 'fins up' as they celebrate with the NJCAA South Central District Championship trophy Tuesday in Deminole, Oklahoma. The Dolphins defeated St. Louis Community College 9-6 to advance to the NJCAA W ORG XMIT: M3iL1Asg4WdM5dh9jCeB

SEMINOLE, Okla. — Delgado clinched its second spot in the Junior College World Series in as many years with a 9-6 victory over St. Louis Community College in the NJCAA South Central district championship game Tuesday. The Dolphins now head to Grand Junction, Colorado, where they open play at 1 p.m. CDT Saturday against… Continue reading →

Delgado splits doubleheader, win away from JUCO World Series

SEMINOLE, Okla. — Delgado split a doubleheader in the South Central District Regional on Monday, defeating host-Seminole State 9-6 in 10 innings and then falling to St. Louis Community College 12-8 in the first game of the championship round. In the first game, Delgado’s Julio Gonzales’ home run in the eighth cut the… Continue reading →

Ron Maestri steps down as UNO baseball coach

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- UNO coach Ron Maestri argues a call with the umpire in a game against Southern earlier this season.

On a day when it would have been natural from him to be looking back, Ron Maestri was looking ahead. And it wasn’t so much about himself — although as he approaches his 75th birthday, Maestri doesn’t necessarily consider stepping down as baseball coach at UNO as meaning he’s permanently retired. It was more about… Continue reading →

Conference champion Southeastern Louisiana reaps SLC postseason rewards

Advocate file photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southeastern coach Matt Riser

The Southeastern Louisiana baseball team dominated the Southland Conference postseason awards on Monday with nine players taking home all-conference distinctions, while center fielder Jacob Seward was named Player of the Year and coach Matt Riser was crowned Clay Gould Coach of the Year. The Lions led the Southland with the most players making the three all-conference teams,… Continue reading →

Former two-way player Southeastern’s Kyle Cedotal blossoms while playing pitcher exclusively

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK --  Southeastern's Kyle Cedotal makes the catch in left field hit off of Bryant's AJ Zarozny on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at LSU's Alex Box Stadium during the first round of NCAA regionals.

Southeastern Louisiana’s Kyle Cedotal still can’t decide how to feel about the role he was given this season. Part of the left-hander wishes he had made the transition from two-way player exclusively to pitcher sooner. The other part has to resist the urge to pick up a bat and step into the batter’s box. “I probably… Continue reading →

UNO’s Ron Maestri decides to retire again

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- UNO coach Ron Maestri watches as his Privateers take on LSU on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at Alex Box Stadium.

UNO baseball coach Ron Maestri has decided to step down, multiple outlets reported Sunday. The 74-year-old, who could not be reached for comment, coached the Privateers for the past two seasons after a 14-year stint leading the program from 1972-85. WGNO was the first to report the move; a representative of the UNO athletic department could not confirm… Continue reading →

Southeastern golfers finish ninth at NCAA regional

LUBBOCK, Texas — The Southeastern Louisiana men’s golf team and senior Grady Brame both fell short of qualifying for the NCAA Championships, as the Lubbock Regional wrapped up Saturday at The Rawls Course. The Lions, who headed into Saturday’s final round tied for fifth, carded a final round 292 (+10) to finish in ninth… Continue reading →

LSU-Eunice remains undefeated in Region 23 baseball tournament with 10-6 win over Hinds

EUNICE — Ben Braymer provided LSU-Eunice with the necessary stamina and resilience the Bengals needed to remain in command of the Region 23 Division II baseball tournament Friday night. Braymer threw 127 pitches and went seven innings as No. 2 LSUE defeated No. 1 Hinds County Community College 10-6 at Bengals Stadium. The performance… Continue reading →

Southeastern golfers move into tie for fifth at regional

LUBBOCK, Texas — Behind three-under par rounds of 68 by senior Grady Brame and sophomore Paul Obermann, the Southeastern Louisiana men’s golf team climbed into a tie for fifth place on day two of the NCAA Lubbock Regional on Friday afternoon at The Rawls Course. After action was delayed by rain for four-and-a-half hours,… Continue reading →

NCAA softball regional glance

Regionals Double elimination; x-if necessary Eugene (Ore.) regional Thursday North Dakota State 4, Fresno State 0 Oregon 8, BYU 0 Gainesville (Fla.) Regional Friday Hofstra vs. Florida Atlantic, 2:30 p.m. Florida A&M at Florida, 5 p.m. Notre Dame (Ind.) Regional Friday Kentucky vs. Northwestern, 1 p.m. Ball State at Notre Dame, 4 p.m. Tallahassee (Fla.) Regional Friday UCF vs.… Continue reading →

LSU-Eunice wins Region 23 opener, sets up showdown with Hinds

EUNICE — Now that the demonstrative opening statements have been issued, the top two teams in Division II junior college baseball have an opportunity Friday night to determine who’s better. Second-ranked LSU-Eunice and No. 1 Hinds Community College each opened the Region 23 Tournament at Bengals Stadium with resounding victories Thursday.… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana clinches first regular-season Southland Conference title

Southeastern Louisiana’s baseball team didn’t need to win Thursday in order to be named the Southland conference regular-season champions, but the Lions wanted to end the suspense early. The Lions came into Thursday needing either a win against UNO or a loss by second-place Northwestern State in order to claim this season’s Southland crown. But… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana closing in on Southland Conference title; Lions face UNO in final regular-season series

Advocate file photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southeastern coach Matt Riser

Everyone on the Southeastern Louisiana baseball team knew what was about to happen, and none of them was happy about it. If the sea of black clouds weren’t enough of a sign, the team staffer who watched the lightning detector sealed the Lions’ fate — with a few days before their final Southland Conference series with UNO this… Continue reading →

Southeastern sophomore Jacob Seward ‘goes all out in everything he does’

Advocate file photo by HILARY SCHEINUK --  Southeastern's Jacob Seward steals third under Bryant's John Mullen during the NCAA Baton Rouge regional last season.

Jacob Seward doesn’t like talking about himself. Southeastern Louisiana’s sophomore center fielder will gladly talk about how well the Lions are playing. He is completely at ease discussing how the program is one win away from its first Southland Conference regular-season title. What he won’t mention is that individually, his 74 hits put him in the top 25… Continue reading →

Roundup: Women’s golf team advances; Sagstrom wins individual title

RALEIGH, N.C. — LSU’s Madelene Sagstrom won her second title of the season and Caroline Nistrup finished second to propel the seventh-ranked LSU women’s golf team to the NCAA championship with a tie for fourth place in the NCAA Raleigh regional. LSU advances to the championship May 22-27 for the 13th time in school… Continue reading →

Holmes gets 15th save; Nicholls nips Alabama A&M

THIBODAUX — Stuart Holmes picked up his 15th save on Wednesday night to set the school record for saves in a season as the Nicholls State baseball team downed Alabama A&M 4-3 at Ray E. Didier Field. Holmes entered the game in the eighth inning, striking out the first batter he faced before fanning two… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana softball team ready for Southland Conference tournament

Southeastern is ready for the Southland Conference tournament. The Lady Lions (21-28) are the No. 4 seed in the tournament, which gets underway Wednesday at Lady Demon Diamond on the Northwestern State campus in Natchitoches. Southeastern will face fifth-seed Lamar (24-26) to open the double-elimination tournament. The championship game is at 2 p.m. Friday… Continue reading →

Delgado baseball team drops BRCC for Region XXIII title

It appeared as if it were going to be a slow day for the Delgado bats Saturday. But that all changed in the fifth inning. Fueled by an eight-run fifth, the Dolphins ran past Baton Rouge Community College with a 9-3 win at Zephyr Field to clinch the Region XXIII Conference Championship, defeating the Bears 4-1… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana tops Lamar for 10th straight Southland Conference win

Southeastern Louisiana picked up its 10th consecutive Southland Conference win Saturday, defeating Lamar 5-2 at Almuni Field. The first-place Lions (35-13, 19-4) moved three games up on second-place Northwestern State. Lamar (19-27, 8-15) fell three games behind Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for the eighth and final spot in the upcoming conference tournament. Southeastern struck for four runs… Continue reading →

NFL dreams: Deon Simon hopes to ride strong combine on draft day

Associated Press photo by Julio Cortez -- Northwestern State defensive lineman Deon Simon made an impression in the NFL Combine in February in Indianapolis.

Deon Simon lay on the bench as he prepared to display his strength to the scouts and coaches watching at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. He gripped the bar, lifted it and began to press the 225-pound weight. He completed 35 reps — the most by any defensive lineman at the event. The reality of Simon’s… Continue reading →

LSU’s Jarell Martin, UL-Monroe’s Keith Richard top All-Louisiana team

LSU's Jarell Martin (1) throws down a dunk against North Carolina State during the first half of an NCAA tournament second round college basketball game, Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

LSU, Louisiana-Monroe and Louisiana-Lafayette had players and a coach take top honors on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-Louisiana men’s basketball team. The team was selected by a panel of LSWA members based on information provided by the schools’ sports information directors. Media members could vote for any player on the list, while SIDs could not vote… Continue reading →

Northwestern State wins series opener against Southeastern

HAMMOND — Adam Oiler struck out nine in a complete game as Northwestern State won the series opener 3-1 against Southeastern in the matchup of the top two teams in the Southland Conference. Oiler (5-1), who allowed five hits and didn’t issue a walk, retired the final nine batters of the game to notch his third complete game of… Continue reading →

UL-Monroe falls to Loyola of Chicago 65-58 in opening game of CBI championship series

Loyola's Christian Thomas, right, tries to steal the ball from Louisiana-Monroe's Tylor Ongwae (12) during an NCAA college basketball game in the CBI championship series, Monday, March 30, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Chicago Tribune, Darrell Goemaat)

CHICAGO — Trailing by two points at halftime, Loyola of Chicago picked up its intensity in the second half to overcome a Louisiana-Monroe team with a noticeable height advantage. Earl Peterson scored 16 points to lead a balanced offense as the scrappy Ramblers beat the Warhawks 65-58 Monday night in the opener of the College Basketball Invitational… Continue reading →

Madison Nickens helps LSU-Eunice sweep Delgado in baseball

EUNICE — Madison Nickens jumped on a pair of fastballs in two games Sunday to provide key hits in an LSU-Eunice weekend baseball sweep of Delgado Community College. Nickens’ eighth-inning solo homer in the first game of a doubleheader was the final run in the Bengals’ 8-3 victory. In the second… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana’s spring game closes out practice

HAMMOND — The Southeastern Louisiana football team closed out spring practice Saturday as the offense defeated the defense 45-26 in the spring game in Strawberry Stadium. The Southeastern offense was awarded points in the traditional way, as well as for first downs (1 point) and big plays (1 point). The defense received points for turnovers… Continue reading →

SLU Pro Day moved to Saints indoor facility

Southeastern Louisiana quarterback Bryan Bennett throws during a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HAMMOND — Because of expected rain in the Hammond area, Southeastern Louisiana football Pro Day to the Saints indoor facility in Metairie. The event will start at 8 a.m. Thursday. Those participating include quarterback Bryan Bennett, kicker Ryan Adams, offensive lineman Jonathan Braddock, defensive lineman Marquel Combs, linebacker Isiah Corbett, wide receiver Marquis Hayes,… Continue reading →