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Baseball team hosts Nicholls State

Southern will play its final mid-week home game of the baseball season when it meets Nicholls State at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Lee-Hines Field.

The Jaguars (7-21) beat the Colonels (21-20) 5-2 on April 1 in Thibodaux.

For in-game updates, follow @EastAdvocate on Twitter.

Here are the starting lineups:

Nicholls State (21-20)

1. 2B Philip Lyons (.277 0 HR 16 RBI)

2. SS Leo Vargas (.286 1 14)

3. RF Keith Cormier (.299 2 31)

4. DH Seth Stevens (.179 0 1)

5. LF Charles Morton (.178 0 16)

6. 3B Tyler Duplantis (.232 0 22)

7. 1B David Zorn (.265 0 19)

8. C Christian Correa (.188 0 13)

9. CF Justin Holt (.196 0 6)

RH Ryan Deemes (1-2, 4.02 ERA)

Southern (7-21)

1. SS Phillip Williams (.235 0 4)

2. CF Tyler Kirksey (.275 1 6)

3. DH Jose De La Torre (.357 3 14)

4. RF D.J. Wallace (.330 8 26)

5. 1B B.J. Rowry (.333 1 15)

6. 3B Harley Wiltz (.148 0 2)

7. LF Gavin Webster (.224 1 4)

8. 2B Marcus Tomlin (.143 0 10)

9. C Sam May (.235 0 2)

RH Ryan Flynn (0-3, 6.62)

 

 

SWAC honors Southern’s Devin Jenkins

Southern sprinter Devin Jenkins was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference men’s Track & Field Athlete of the Week on Tuesday.

Jenkins, a sophomore from Kapolei, Hawaii, ran the 200 meters in 20.32 seconds to finish second among 14 runners at the LSU Alumni Gold Meet last weekend.

It has been a successful year for Jenkins, who had the fastest 100-meter time in the NCAA after running a 10.21 first place finish at the Texas Southern relays last month.

During the indoor season, Jenkins set a SWAC record in the 60 meters with a time of 6.66.

Alabama State’s Tatiana Etienne was named women’s SWAC Track & Field Athlete of the Week.

 

 

Men’s basketball banquet Thursday

The Southern Hardwood Club’s men’s basketball banquet will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 at the Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium.

Tickets cost $75 and tables are available for $600. The 2013-14 Southwestern Athletic Conference regular-season champions will be honored and members of the 2012-13 team will receive their rings for winning the SWAC tournament championship.

For information call James Campbell at 225-603-5417 or Duane Jordan at 225-572-5552.

 

 

 

 

 

Baseball team plays two against TSU

Southern and Texas Southern conclude their Southwestern Athletic Conference series with a doubleheader at noon Saturday at Lee-Hines Field.

Texas Southern won the series opener 2-1 in 13 innings Friday night.

For in-game updates follow @EastAdvocate on Twitter.

Here are the starting lineups:

Texas Southern (17-22, 10-4)

1. 3B Jag Gordaya (.203 1 HR 6 RBI)

2. 2B Chris DeLeon (.246 1 11

3. 1B Jerry Ford II .329 0 12

4. Zach Welz (.282 1 22)

5. C Andrew Garza (.215 2 11)

6. DH Conor Dishman (.221 0 6)

7. SS Robert Garza (.198 2 11)

8. RF Leslie Parker (.103 0 1)

9. 1B Chris Lopez (.140 0 3)

SP — RH Michael Starkey (3-3, 2.44 ERA)

Southern (6-20, 2-12)

1. SS Bud Morton (.286 0 6)

2. 3B Harley Wiltz (.132 0 2)

3. C Jose De La Torre (.359 3 13)

4. RF D.J. Wallace (.339 8 24)

5. 1B B.J. Rowry (.340 1 13)

6. DH Elliot Jones (.308 0 0)

7. CF Tyler Kirksey (.279 1 5)

8. 2B Robinson Mateo (.266 0 8)

9. LF Gavin Webster (.217 0 3)

SP — LH John Thigpen (1-2, 6.12)

 

 

Baseball team hosts Texas Southern

Southern will play its first home baseball game in nearly three weeks when it meets Texas Southern in the opener of a three-game Southwestern Athletic Conference series at 6 p.m. Friday at Lee-Hines Field.

The Jaguars are 6-19 and 2-11 in the SWAC. The Tigers are 16-22 and 9-4. Southern beat Texas Southern 9-5 on March 16 in Houston after the first two games of the series were rained out. Those games are scheduled to be made up in a doubleheader May 8.

The last game the Jaguars played at Lee-Hines Field was a 7-2 loss to Prairie View A&M on March 30.

This series will conclude with a doubleheader beginning at noon Saturday. Friday’s game will be broadcast live on WNXX-FM (97.7).

For in-game updates follow @EastAdvocate on Twitter.

Here are the starting lineups:

Texas Southern (16-22 and 9-4)

1. LF Jerry Ford III (.346 0 HR 12 RBI)

2. 2B Christopher De Leon (.245 1 11)

3. 3B Jag Gordaya (.200 1 6)

4. CF Zach Welz (.270 1 21)

5. C Andrew Garza (.219 2 10)

6. SS Robert Garza (.208 2 11)

7. 1B Tyler Edwards (.149 0 5)

8. DH Conor Dishman (.230 0 6)

9. RF Samuel Terry (.247 2 9)

SP – LH Darius McClelland (2-3, 1.38)

Southern (6-19 and 2-11)

1. SS Bud Morton (.294 0 6)

2. 3B Harley Wiltz (.106 0 1)

3. DH Jose De La Torre (.378 3 13)

4. RF D.J. Wallace (.350 8 24)

5. 1B B.J. Rowry (.360 1 13)

6. 2B Robinson Mateo (.280 0 8)

7. LF Gavin Webster (.218 0 3)

8. CF Tyler Kirksey (.298 1 5)

9. C Sam May (.154 0 2)

SP – RH Santos Saldivar (3-0, 2.66)

 

 

Kendra Coleman named second team all-Louisiana

Southern guard Kendra Coleman was named to the All-Louisiana second team by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association on Monday.

Coleman, a junior from Donaldsonville, led the Jaguars with an average of 17.4 points per game and also averaged 3.4 rebounds. She helped lead Southern to the Southwestern Athletic Conference regular-season championship.

Jaguars coach Sandy Pugh received one vote in the Coach of the Year balloting by the state’s media representatives and university media relations directors.

 

 

 

Aggies fire assistant, eye Roman Banks

Southern men’s basketball coach Roman Banks is a candidate to become the top assistant to Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy.

Banks told the Advocate on Friday night that he had spoken with Kennedy and expected to meet with him, perhaps before the weekend is over.

On Saturday, the position officially opened up as Kennedy told the Houston Chronicle that he had dismissed his top assistant, New Orleans native Glynn Cyprian.

Here’s a link to the story about Cyprian’s departure: http://blog.chron.com/sportsupdate/2014/04/sources-top-assistant-cyprien-no-longer-with-aggies-hoops/

 

Southern-Loyola game rained out

Southern’s baseball game against Loyola at Lee-Hines Field was rained out Tuesday. No makeup date was set.

The Jaguars (5-16) and the Wolfpack (21-21) are scheduled to meet next Tuesday at Barrow Stadium in New Orleans.

Southern will return to action when it visits Arkansas-Pine Bluff for a three-game weekend series.