BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Southern will be without two players as the team prepares for the SWAC Tournament.
Catcher Jose' DelaTorre and relief pitcher Victor Llarraza have been declared academically ineligible for the remainder of the season.
DelaTorre was batting .339 this year with six doubles, five home runs and 28 RBI. The senior ends his career at Southern with a .300 average at the plate, 27 home runs and 25 doubles.
Llarraza has pitched in 12 games this season, finishing the year with a 9.00 ERA and nine strike outs in 17 innings of work.
Southern opens tournament play on Wednesday against top-seeded Alabama State at 6 p.m.