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Lions host nationally-ranked Ole Miss in midweek pair

From SLU Athletics

HAMMOND, La. –The Southeastern Louisiana baseball team continues its eight-game homestandTuesday and Wednesday at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field against the No.12-ranked Ole Miss Rebels.

The series opener against Ole Miss (14-2) is scheduledfor 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Southeastern (9-5) will host the Rebels again Wednesdayat 4 p.m.

Fans will have a chance to enjoy the Raising Cane'sChallenge at both games in the midweek series. If the Lions score five or moreruns in either game, fans presenting their ticket stub (or student coupon), andpurchasing a combo at a participating Raising Cane's, will receive a free comboof equal or lesser value (through the following day).

Tuesday's game can be heard in the Hammond area on KSLU90.9 FM, online and either the KSLU or TuneIn Radio smartphone apps. Fans cankeep up with the entire series through livestatistics or by following SLUathletics on Twitter. Streaming video isavailable on LionVision, Southeastern's subscription-based video stream, forboth games. Links for tickets, audio, stats and video are available on thebaseball schedule page at

Southeastern picked up a pair of wins over the weekendagainst Sacred Heart, knocking off the Pioneers 6-2 Saturday and walking offwith a 2-1 win Sunday in the ninth inning.

Jameson Fisher (.442), Jacob Williams (.315), AndrewGodbold (.306) and Brett Hoffman (.302) lead Southeastern at the plate. Hoffmanleads the team with eight doubles and 17 RBIs, while Fisher has driven in 14and Godbold has one home run to go with 11 RBIs.

The Lions enter the week hitting .282 as team and havebeen successful on 34-of-46 stolen base attempts. Southeastern's pitching staffhas compiled a 2.66 ERA, fanning 112 batters in 125 innings pitched.

Senior right-hander Sean Kennel (1-1, 3.21) earns theseries opening start for the Lions, drawing senior lefty Jeremy Massie (0-1,2.61) for the Rebels. Neither team has announced a starting pitcher for gametwo of the series.

Ole Miss, which has won three-in-a-row after sweeping aweekend series from Arkansas-Little Rock, is hitting .322 as a team with 11home runs and 29 stolen bases (34 attempts). The pitching staff has compiled a1.92 ERA, fanning 137 batters in 150 innings pitched.

Auston Bousfield (.412), Will Allen (.355), AustinAnderson (.349) and Preston Overbey (.345) lead the Rebels at the plate. Allenhas produced a team-high six doubles, three home runs and 21 RBIs. Bousfieldhas swiped team-best seven bases.

Advance tickets for all home baseball games are availablethrough www.LionSports.netor by contacting the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466 or1-866-LION-TIX. Ticket office hours are 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday throughThursday, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Fridays, and is located in Room 107 of the DugasCenter for Southeastern Athletics.

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