McNeese, Southeastern next for ULL baseball team

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette baseball team opens its midweek schedule Tuesday night at McNeese State before hosting Southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday.

Tuesday’s game is set for 6:30 p.m. in Lake Charles, with ULL left-hander Kody Smith (0-2, 4.86 ERA) set to face a starter from McNeese (19-18) to be determined. Wednesday’s game, to be played at 6 p.m. at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field, matches ULL righty Matt Plitt (2-0, 4.15) and southpaw Jordan Hymel (5-3, 3.71) of Southeastern (26-15).

The Cajuns (27-13) will try to complete season sweeps in both games. They scored runs in three straight at-bats in the seventh inning to erase a 5-4 deficit and prevail 8-5 against visiting McNeese on April 2. ULL erased a 3-0 deficit in Hammond on March 26 by scoring seven runs in the middle innings on the way to a 9-6 triumph that snapped a nine-game losing streak to SLU.

ULL is coming off a series victory against Florida Atlantic that boosted the Cajuns to 10-8 in Sun Belt play. The Cajuns have reached double digits in hits in 12 of their past 18 games; ULL is slugging .521 since April 1.

McNeese, which dropped a series at Nicholls State over the weekend, is batting .266 with 11 home runs and 60 doubles. Southeastern just dropped two of three to Stephen F. Austin; the Lions are hitting .268 with nine homers and 57 doubles.

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