South Louisiana sports briefs for July 9, 2013

Ankle sprain sidelines Augustus

Former LSU standout Seimone Augustus “will be out indefinitely”, according to twin-cites.com after an MRI on Monday revealed a sprained left ankle.

Augustus left Sunday’s game against the Phoenix Mercury in the second quarter after she landed awkwardly defending DeWanna Bonner’s layup with 7:01 left in the second quarter and left the game.

LSU women’s golfers in European tourney

Three members of the LSU women’s golf team will compete in the European Ladies Amateur Team Championship beginning Tuesday at the Fulford Golf Club in North Yorkshire, England.

Junior Madelene Sagstrom will represent Sweden, while sophomore Natalie Dreher will represent Austria. Incoming freshman Caroline Nistrup will represent Denmark.

Twenty countries in Europe will take part in the event, which begins with two days of stroke play. Each team will count five-of-six scores during the two rounds of qualifying. The top eight teams will continue on to the quarterfinals, where they will play in a match-play format to determine the champion. The remaining 12 teams will be divided into a second and third flight to determine their final positioning in the team standings.

SLU pitchers earn All-Star nods

Southeastern Louisiana University baseball pitchers Kyle Cedotal and John Gremillion will represent the Acadiana Cane Cutters on the East squad in Tuesday’s Texas Collegiate League All-Star Game in Kilgore, Texas.

Cedotal, a former Denham Springs standout, received votes as a pitcher and outfielder.

Cedotal’s .283 batting average ranks 20th overall in the six-team league. He is among the team leaders with 16 runs scored, five doubles, a pair of triples and seven stolen bases. On the mound, Cedotal has five starts in six appearances. He has a pair of wins and losses to go with a 4.11 ERA in 35 innings with 24 strikeouts.

Working exclusively in relief, Gremillion, a former St. Paul’s standout, has a 2-1 record and one save to go with a 1.05 ERA in 17 innings and has allowed nine hits and struck out 11.

SLU caravan begins July 16 in Metairie

Southeastern Louisiana University’s annual Coaches’ Caravan, featuring football coach Ron Roberts, begins July 16 in Metairie before stops in Mandeville (July 25), Amite (July 29) and Baton Rouge (July 30).

The tour, which will feature Roberts and Interim Athletic Director Jay Artigues, will include speaking appearances at various locations from all of Southeastern’s head coaches, including interim baseball coach Matt Riser, women’s basketball coach Lori Davis Jones and men’s basketball coach Jim Yarbrough.

The annual caravan begins July 16 in Metairie at 6 p.m. event at the Mellow Mushroom (3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd.). The second stop will be at the Lakehouse in Mandeville (2025 Lakeshore Drive) at 6 p.m.

The caravan resumes on July 29 with a 6 p.m. event at the Amite City Chamber (101 SE Central Ave.), and the final stop will be in Baton Rouge on July 30 at 6 p.m. at Ralph and Kacoo’s (6110 Bluebonnet Blvd.).

Admission is $5 for each event with active Southeastern Alumni Association members admitted free. For more information, contact the Southeastern Alumni Association at (985) 549-2150.