The Final Score Archives

UNO baseball: As Southland tournament inches closer, Privateers keep their focus on the here and now

With the regular season winding down, every game grows more important for the UNO baseball team, but the message from coach Blake Dean to his players won’t change. Despite his team exceeding expectations all year, the objective remains the same. “Making the (Southland Conference) tournament has been a goal of ours all year,” Dean said. “We… Continue reading →

For Southeastern’s Taylor Schwaner and Derrick Mount, double duty is part of the deal

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Southeastern third baseman Taylor Schwaner fires across the diamond during a game at UL-Lafayette.

Taylor Schwaner is the starting third baseman for Southeastern. Derrick Mount is also the starting third baseman for Southeastern. Mount began the season as the everyday starter, but Schwaner dethroned him by the beginning of conference play in March. Schwaner then started 18 of the next 19 games. But over the past 11 games, as the Lions fight… Continue reading →

LSU men, women get invites to NCAA tennis tournament

For the 17th time in coach Jeff Brown’s 19 seasons, the LSU men’s tennis team has been selected to compete in the NCAA tournament, the NCAA announced Tuesday. No. 36 LSU (14-11, 5-7 SEC) will face No. 26 Rice in the first round of the tournament at TCU’s Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. Host and No. 4… Continue reading →

Southeastern adds Shane Smith to coaching staff

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --  Franklinton head coach Shane Smith looks down the sideline during a game against Mandeville Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 during a jamboree at Covington High School.

Longtime Franklinton High School football coach Shane Smith joined the Southeastern Louisiana football coaching staff, SLU coach Ron Roberts announced on Monday. Smith will be an assistant coach on the offensive staff, working with the wide receivers. Smith joins the SLU staff after two decades of coaching at the high school level in Louisiana. Smith… Continue reading →

UNO takes seven-game streak into weekend against Central Arkansas

UNO has rebounded from a midseason slump to win seven in a row. The difficult mission is to keep it going. Fresh off a weekend sweep of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and a midweek blowout of Southern, the Privateers (25-15, 9-9 Southland Conference) square off against Central Arkansas (16-22, 7-11) in a three-game series that begins at 6:30 p.m.… Continue reading →

How will Southeastern find ‘relief’? With a solid bullpen

Southeastern Louisiana coach Matt Riser was not happy after the Lions’ 11-4 loss to LSU last week. After the game, Riser called Southeastern’s failure to seriously threaten the Tigers embarrassing. More importantly, he said Southeastern was still a long way from making the jump from a relative powerhouse among small schools to a major player in college baseball.… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana’s Harlan Miller awaiting his time in the NFL draft

Southeastern Louisiana defensive back Harlan Miller runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine, Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Harlan Miller isn’t sure how he’ll celebrate the upcoming NFL draft. Projected to go anywhere from the third to sixth round, the former Southeastern Louisiana cornerback doesn’t want any lavish parties or high profile events. Most likely he’ll be with his family and friends at his apartment in Hammond. The only thing Miller is sure of… Continue reading →

UNO batters Southern again to claim 23-3 mercy-rule victory

UNO’s hitters battered Southern’s pitchers for the second time this season. And the second beating was worse than the first. The Privateers had a season-high 25 hits and scored in five consecutive innings, including six-run, five-run and seven-run rallies on their way to a 23-3 victory against the Jaguars on Tuesday night at Lee-Hines Field.… Continue reading →

Early surge lifts LSU softball team over McNeese State

Instead of taking a customary day off after sweeping South Carolina last weekend, LSU softball coach Beth Torina held practice Monday in preparation for the Southland Conference’s top team. Her strategy worked. The No. 12 Tigers jumped on McNeese State pitcher Emily Vincent early, and sophomore right-hander Carley Hoover tossed a two-hitter in a 5-2 win… Continue reading →

Nicholls State names Riley new men’s basketball coach

Photo by MISTY MCELROY/Nicholls State UniversityRichie Riley, 33. was introduced as Nicholls State men's basketball coach on Tuesday in Thibodaux.

THIBODAUX — Richie Riley, who spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Clemson, was named head men’s basketball coach at Nicholls State, Athletic Director Rob Bernardi announced Tuesday morning. “Richie Riley is a tremendous talent and he demonstrated that throughout the search and interview process,” Bernardi said. “He fits the needs of… Continue reading →

Delgado rallies past BRCC in opener of South Central District series

Delgado Community College baseball coach Joe Scheuermann knew there would be some early jitters on both sides heading into the first game of his team’s best-of-seven series against rival Baton Rouge Community College. He didn’t think those jitters would result in a combined 23 runs and eight errors. But the result was all that… Continue reading →

LSU’s Ben Simmons named LSWA Player of the Year

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU forward Ben Simmons (25) dunks in the first half against Alabama, Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at LSU's PMAC in Baton Rouge, La.

After a season in which he enrolled in school as the most-heralded basketball recruit in the nation, LSU’s Ben Simmons was selected the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Men’s College Basketball Player of the Year in a vote by a statewide panel of media members. Simmons, a consensus first-team All-America selection, was also the overwhelming… Continue reading →

Jay Robinson’s game-winning homer gives UNO a series victory over Northwestern State

It was quite a weekend for UNO outfielder Jay Robinson. A day after scoring the decisive run in a game-winning rally past Northwestern State, the sophomore blasted a game-winning home run in the ninth inning Sunday to down the Demons 5-4 at Maestri Field, clinching a series victory for the Privateers (20-15, 6-9 Southland). “I knew it was… Continue reading →

Louisiana Tech’s Brandi Wingate named LSWA women’s basketball player of the year

RUSTON — Louisiana Tech senior forward Brandi Wingate was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association women’s basketball Player of the Year by a vote of the state’s media representatives and university media relations directors. University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Garry Brodhead was named the Coach of the Year, Grambling’s Shakyla Hill earned the Freshman… Continue reading →

Offense tops defense in Louisiana Tech spring football game

RUSTON — Boston Scott, Kam McKnight, Jaylon Ferguson and Alfred Smith made big plays to lead the Bulldogs (offense) to a 62-49 win over LA Tech (defense) in Saturday’s Louisiana Tech spring football game at Joe Aillet Stadium. Smith caught four passes for 120 yards, McKnight reeled in 106 yards and a touchdown on four… Continue reading →

Not many complaints from Ron Roberts after Southeastern spring game

There weren’t many complaints from Southeastern coach Ron Roberts after the Lions wrapped up spring practice with the annual Spring Game on Saturday. The offense won the scrimmage 44-9 mostly because of its 18 first downs, which counted as two points each in the event’s modified scoring system, and Roberts was generally pleased with what he saw on… Continue reading →

Southeastern spring game: Lions fans get their first look at their team’s Ron Roberts-led defense

Associated Press photo by JONATHAN BACHMAN -- Southeastern Louisiana coach Ron Roberts

Southeastern football coach Ron Roberts wasn’t pleased with his defense last season. For the first time since 2012, the Lions weren’t the best defense in the Southland Conference. And as a result, they went 4-7 and had a four-game losing streak to end the season. So Roberts decided to do something he hadn’t done since 2009:… Continue reading →

Xavier basketball’s Dannton Jackson accepts assistant coach position at UAB

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Dannton Jackson

Dannton Jackson, the winningest coach in Xavier men’s basketball history, has resigned to take a position as an assistant coach at Alabama-Birmingham, Jackson confirmed Friday. Jackson, 46, is joining the staff of Rob Ehsan, who was promoted to head coach April 4. Jackson had a 290-130 record in 13 seasons at NAIA Xavier, including 21-13 this past season.… Continue reading →

THE BIG DIG: Southeastern Louisiana’s baseball success is measured together ... with one shovel

Advocate photo by MIKE GEGENHEIMER -- A green and gold shovel stands in the ground at Alumni Field, representing the mentality Southeastern's baseball team wants to embody. 'We dont want to win by one, we want to win by 15,' pitcher Kyle Cedotal says. 'We want to bury them.'

There’s a fight raging inside the Southeastern clubhouse. The east side of campus is the territory of Mac Sceroler, Taylor Schwaner, Jacob Seward and Nico Cuccia, who base themselves out of a house on Cherry Street. The west side is controlled by a house on West University Avenue that’s home to Jameson Fisher, Webb Bobo, Daniel… Continue reading →

Reeling UNO faces Northwestern State after a weeklong break

When UNO and Northwestern State meet this weekend at Maestri Field, one thing is certain: Both teams will be well-rested. UNO (18-14, 4-8 Southland) was supposed to face UL-Lafayette in a nonconference game Wednesday, but rain canceled the meeting. Northwestern State (17-15, 8-7) had the week off. The teams begin their series at 6:30 p.m.… Continue reading →

Blake Dean gives his UNO team a mini-break before UL-Lafayette comes to town

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye -- UL-Lafayette’s Derek Herrington slides into second base with a double Tuesday night in the Cajuns’ win over Tulane.

With the way the past few weeks have gone, UNO baseball coach Blake Dean thought his team just needed to take a mental break. So after getting swept in last weekend’s series against McNeese State, Dean told his team to relax Monday and come back ready to prepare for Wednesday’s tough matchup against in-state rival UL-Lafayette.… Continue reading →

Northwestern State holds off Southeastern

NATCHITOCHES — Northwestern State scored single runs in the second, third and fourth innings, holding on to beat Southeastern Louisiana in Southland Conference play at Brown-Stroud Field. Southeastern (25-8, 13-2 Southland) stranded the potential tying run in scoring position in the sixth, eighth and ninth. Southeastern’s Domenick Carlini (4-1) suffered his first loss of… Continue reading →

McNeese State sweeps baseball series from UNO

It seems as if some of the early season magic surrounding the UNO baseball team has begun to wear off. The Privateers lost to McNeese State 13-3 in eight innings on Sunday at Maestri Field to wrap up a sweep for the Cowboys in the Southland Conference series while extending UNO’s losing streak to six games.… Continue reading →

UNO baseball team tries to reverse course against McNeese State

For now, the slide continues. UNO’s job is to stop it. The Privateers dive back into Southland Conference conference play with a three-game weekend series against McNeese State, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Maestri Field. UNO (18-11, 4-5) started hot this season under first-year coach Blake Dean but has dropped six of its past… Continue reading →

Meet Southeastern Louisiana slugger Jameson Fisher: He leads the nation with a .510 batting average

Photo provided by SLU Media Relations/Randy Bergeron -- Southeastern Louisiana Univeristy baseball player Jameson Fisher

As soon as Jameson Fisher walks into the clubhouse at Southeastern, he knows what’s about to happen. It’s become a recurring theme the past few months. “Do I even deserve to sit next to you right now?” a teammate will ask Fisher, pretending to be starstruck. If Fisher makes the mistake of wearing a shirt from his… Continue reading →

Southeastern names Errol Gauff as new women’s basketball coach

Southeastern Louisiana University has named Errol Gauff as its head womens basketball coach.

HAMMOND — Southeastern Louisiana University has named Errol Gauff as its new women’s basketball coach. Director of Athletics Jay Artigues announced Gauff as head of the program Saturday. In a news release, Artigues said Gauff’s hire is pending approval by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. “We are extremely privileged to have Errol Gauff take… Continue reading →

UNO baseball team visits a familiar foe in Troy

The schedule says Troy — and no, it’s not a mistake. UNO isn’t back in the Sun Belt Conference. The Privateers just happened to fill the hole on this nonconference weekend with a familiar club. UNO (17-8) will match up against the Trojans (14-12, 3-6) in a three-game series that starts at 6 p.m. Friday.… Continue reading →

14 in a row! Southeastern Louisiana embraces the everyday grind on its winning streak

Photo provided by Southeastern Louisiana -- Southeastern Louisiana's Jameson Fisher is batting .488 this season, leading a Lions team that has won 14 consecutive games.

With each day, it gets harder for the Southeastern baseball team to remember the last time it lost a game. “I can’t really say I do (remember), now that I think about it,” senior outfielder Daniel Midyett said. “I think it was Maryland, maybe?” senior pitcher Domenick Carlini guessed. The answer is Southern Miss on… Continue reading →

UNO offense gets back on track with a 13-4 win over Jackson State

After getting swept over the weekend in a Southland Conference series at Lamar, the UNO baseball team knew it needed to get back on track when it returned home Tuesday. The Privateers got back to what they do best, reeling off their seventh double-digit scoring game of the season on the way to a dominant 13-4 victory… Continue reading →

Only 11 pitchers on staff? At UNO, it hasn’t been a problem (so far)

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- UNO left-handed pitcher Bryan Warzek (13) pitches to LSU shortstop Kramer Robertson in the first inning March 16 at Alex Box Stadium.

Despite having one of the smallest pitching staffs in Division I baseball, UNO has surprisingly gotten strong performances on the mound throughout this young season. But when the Privateers’ pitchers began showing signs of inconsistency — they allowed 31 runs in last week’s series against Stephen F. Austin — UNO coach Blake Dean didn’t waste… Continue reading →

UNO left-hander Bryan Warzek shuts down South Alabama

Left-hander Bryan Warzek shut out South Alabama on five hits over seven innings, leading UNO to an 8-2 nonconference victory Tuesday at Maestri Field. “When we pitch well, we normally swing the bats pretty well,” Privateers first-year coach Blake Dean said. “Warzek has good stuff. Today he was able to throw some secondary pitches for strikes besides… Continue reading →

UNO clinches weekend series, holds off Stephen F. Austin to win 5-4

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — A day after a barrage of hits helped the University of New Orleans defeat Stephen F. Austin, the Privateers were pushed to the limit before holding on for a 5-4 win at Jaycees Field. The Lumberjacks (9-11, 0-5 Southland Conference) trailed UNO 5-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning, but made… Continue reading →

Dillard knocks off Hope International

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — No. 7 seed Dillard extended its stay in the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship by defeating No. 2 seed Hope International (Calif.), 111-91 in the first round on Thursday. The Bleu Devils will face No. 6-seed Campbellsville (Ky.) on Friday at 4:30 p.m. Dillard blew the game open… Continue reading →

The Master’s nips Loyola, Xavier tumbles in openers of NAIA women’s tournament

Independence, Mo. — The Master’s forward Bianca Cubello scored the game-winner of a pass from Nicole Nitake with .07 seconds left to play to outlast No. 24 Loyola 59-57 on Wednesday morning in the first round of the NAIA Division I women’s basketball tournament. Cubello had 16 points and eight rebounds for the seventh-ranked Lady Mustangs (25-5).… Continue reading →

Bleu Devils riding momentum; Xavier trying to regroup as NAIA men’s tournament opens

The Dillard Bleu Devils head into the NAIA men’s basketball tournament with much hope after a hot-shooting performance in winning the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference tournament. Meanwhile, the Xavier Gold Rush enters the national tournament looking to regroup after losing steam in the conference finals. Dillard and Xavier play first-round games Thursday in Kansas City, Missouri. The Blue… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais: March Madness, A to Z

Wichita State's Fred VanVleet (23) steals the ball from Vanderbilt's Riley LaChance (13) during the second half of a First Four game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in Dayton, Ohio. Wichita State won 70-50. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Order the pizza, get the March Madness app on your phone, call in sick or burn some of your precious vacation time, just get ready because March Madness is here. Here’s your A to Z guide to the best three weeks in American sports, 2016 edition: A is for Geno Auriemma. If unbeaten Connecticut… Continue reading →

Loyola and Xavier women open the NAIA tournament Wednesday — and they could meet in the second round

Loyola coach Kellie Kennedy and Xavier counterpart Bo Browder said depth gives their teams a chance to make a run in the NAIA women’s basketball tournament. The tournament begins Wednesday in Independence, Missouri. Loyola (23-7), ranked No. 24 and a No. 6 seed, will face No. 7-ranked and No. 3 seed The Master’s of California (24-5) in… Continue reading →

Tulane, Southeastern post baseball wins

Tulane picked up its second sweep in as many weekends, as Emerson Gibbs held Furman to two hits while striking out nine in a complete-game shutout in an 8-0 win on Sunday at Turchin Stadium. Tulane (11-5) got rolling in the third, when Cade Edwards brought Jarret DeHart home on a groundout. Grant Witherspoon hit his… Continue reading →

UNO splits doubleheader with Sam Houston State

While winning the first weekend series of conference play may not usually be as important for most teams this early in the season, it was vital for the UNO baseball team. The Privateers had never won a series against a Southland Conference opponent since joining in 2014 and wanted to prove they could carry the momentum from their… Continue reading →