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  • 7-in-Seven countdown: Top McNeese Matchups in 2017

    7-in-Seven countdown: Top McNeese Matchups in 2017

    Friday, June 23 2017 8:08 PM EDT2017-06-24 00:08:37 GMT

    We are just 7 weeks away from football season and starting tonight, KPLC 7 Sports will bring you the 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We will start the countdown with the top 7 match ups for McNeese this season. Beginning at number 7 : The Cowboys face the Baptist Huskies on September 23 and its the first time these two teams are meeting. The Huskies enter the 2017 season win...

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    We are just seven weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and starting June 19, KPLC will bring you the 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We start the countdown with the top-seven matchups for McNeese this upcoming season. 7. Houston Baptist, September 23 It's the first-ever meeting between the Cowboys and the Houston Baptist Huskies. HBU comes...

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  • 7 Sports gears up for football season with 7-in-Seven Countdown

    7 Sports gears up for football season with 7-in-Seven Countdown

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 12:19 AM EDT2017-06-20 04:19:49 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    In the seven weeks prior to football season, KPLC 7 Sports will bring you a new 7-in-Seven countdown each week leading into our Two-A-Days coverage. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese's most exciting matchups to the top high school prospects in Southwest Louisiana. Every Monday a new countdown begins, starting June 19. 

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    In the seven weeks prior to football season, KPLC 7 Sports will bring you a new 7-in-Seven countdown each week leading into our Two-A-Days coverage. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese's most exciting matchups to the top high school prospects in Southwest Louisiana. Every Monday a new countdown begins, starting June 19. 

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Collin Kober

    Sports Person of the Week - Collin Kober

    Friday, June 16 2017 12:51 AM EDT2017-06-16 04:51:22 GMT

    Every college baseball player dreams of the day his name is called in the MLB Draft. For Former McNeese and Sam Houston pitcher Collin Kober, it's now a reality. “I’ve been doing this my entire life. As a kid growing up, all you want to do is be a big leaguer. Just having the opportunity to have that chance, it’s just unreal,” Kober said. Kober was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 27th round of the MLB draft. His selection signified that ...

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    Every college baseball player dreams of the day his name is called in the MLB Draft. For Former McNeese and Sam Houston pitcher Collin Kober, it's now a reality. “I’ve been doing this my entire life. As a kid growing up, all you want to do is be a big leaguer. Just having the opportunity to have that chance, it’s just unreal,” Kober said. Kober was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 27th round of the MLB draft. His selection signified that ...

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  • McNeese's Selman, Ramirez Jr. named to ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team

    McNeese's Selman, Ramirez Jr. named to ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team

    Thursday, June 15 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-06-15 21:47:51 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese sophomore left fielder Shane Selman and senior utility player Ricky Ramirez, Jr. has been named to the 2017 South Central-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team, each picking up second team honors. he 26-player all-region squad includes Division I baseball players on teams from parts of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Selman, the 2017 Southland Conference Hitter of the Year and first team All-SLC recipient, led McNeese in two of the three Triple Crown offensive ca...More >>
    McNeese sophomore left fielder Shane Selman and senior utility player Ricky Ramirez, Jr. has been named to the 2017 South Central-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team, each picking up second team honors. he 26-player all-region squad includes Division I baseball players on teams from parts of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Selman, the 2017 Southland Conference Hitter of the Year and first team All-SLC recipient, led McNeese in two of the three Triple Crown offensive ca...More >>
  • McNeese's Podorsky, Kober selected in 2017 MLB Draft

    McNeese's Podorsky, Kober selected in 2017 MLB Draft

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-06-14 23:48:49 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese junior center fielder Robbie Podorsky and senior relief pitcher Collin Kober had their dreams come true on Wednesday afternoon when the duo were selected in the 2017 MLB Draft – Podorsky taken by the San Diego Padres in the 25th round and Kober in the 27th round by the Seattle Mariners. This is the first time since 2011 McNeese baseball has seen multiple players selected in the same draft when Jace Peterson, Lee Orr and Zach Butler were all chosen. Both players put up ...More >>
    McNeese junior center fielder Robbie Podorsky and senior relief pitcher Collin Kober had their dreams come true on Wednesday afternoon when the duo were selected in the 2017 MLB Draft – Podorsky taken by the San Diego Padres in the 25th round and Kober in the 27th round by the Seattle Mariners. This is the first time since 2011 McNeese baseball has seen multiple players selected in the same draft when Jace Peterson, Lee Orr and Zach Butler were all chosen. Both players put up ...More >>
  • McNeese named to Athlon Sports preseason top 25

    McNeese named to Athlon Sports preseason top 25

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-06-06 19:03:35 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    Coming off a 6-5 season in Lance Guidry's first year as head coach, McNeese is expecting improvements in 2017. Athlon Sports is expecting the Cowboys to rise as well, tabbing the Pokes as a preseason top 25 FCS team. Athlon Sports has McNeese ranked 24 coming into the season thanks to play from quarterback James Tabary and a defense that returns its top seven tacklers. Three other Southland Conference teams made the list; Sam Houston State (four), Central Arkansas (17) and Nicholls (...

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    Coming off a 6-5 season in Lance Guidry's first year as head coach, McNeese is expecting improvements in 2017. Athlon Sports is expecting the Cowboys to rise as well, tabbing the Pokes as a preseason top 25 FCS team. Athlon Sports has McNeese ranked 24 coming into the season thanks to play from quarterback James Tabary and a defense that returns its top seven tacklers. Three other Southland Conference teams made the list; Sam Houston State (four), Central Arkansas (17) and Nicholls (...

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  • McNeese's Shane Selman named semifinalist for 2017 Gregg Olson Award

    McNeese's Shane Selman named semifinalist for 2017 Gregg Olson Award

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  • McNeese's Shane Selman named semifinalist for 2017 Gregg Olson Award

    McNeese's Shane Selman named semifinalist for 2017 Gregg Olson Award

    Monday, June 5 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-06-05 21:42:21 GMT
    (Source: McNeese sports)(Source: McNeese sports)
    McNeese sophomore left fielder Shane Selman has been named a semifinalist for the 2017 Gregg Olson Award presented by Toolshed Sports. The award honors college baseball’s breakout player of the year and is given to a top amateur baseball player who elevates his game to an elite level throughout the season. Selman, a Lake Charles native and product of Barbe High School, was named the 2017 Southland Conference Hitter of the Year while garnering first team All-SLC honors in helpin...More >>
    McNeese sophomore left fielder Shane Selman has been named a semifinalist for the 2017 Gregg Olson Award presented by Toolshed Sports. The award honors college baseball’s breakout player of the year and is given to a top amateur baseball player who elevates his game to an elite level throughout the season. Selman, a Lake Charles native and product of Barbe High School, was named the 2017 Southland Conference Hitter of the Year while garnering first team All-SLC honors in helpin...More >>
  • Former Sulphur, McNeese standout Emily Vincent signs pro contract with the Texas Charge

    Former Sulphur, McNeese standout Emily Vincent signs pro contract with the Texas Charge

    Thursday, June 1 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-06-01 20:12:20 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Former McNeese softball standout Emily Vincent’s dream of becoming a professional softball player became reality earlier this week. Two weeks ago Vincent was in Baton Rouge cheering on her former teammates at the NCAA Regional Tournament before she got a phone call from Texas Charge head coach Crystl Bustos. The call took longer than expected-nearly a year after playing her last collegiate game. Vincent spent last summer playing in Italy before returning to McNeese last fa...More >>
    Former McNeese softball standout Emily Vincent’s dream of becoming a professional softball player became reality earlier this week. Two weeks ago Vincent was in Baton Rouge cheering on her former teammates at the NCAA Regional Tournament before she got a phone call from Texas Charge head coach Crystl Bustos. The call took longer than expected-nearly a year after playing her last collegiate game. Vincent spent last summer playing in Italy before returning to McNeese last fa...More >>
  • McNeese releases 2017 volleyball schedule

    McNeese releases 2017 volleyball schedule

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-05-31 20:32:39 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese volleyball head coach Ashleigh Fitzgerald announced her 2017 schedule on Wednesday and its one with a lot of familiar opponents from the 2016 schedule. "We are really happy with how our fall schedule came together.  I love that we get to see a lot of our non-conference opponents from 2016 again in 2017,” said head coach Ashleigh Fitzgerald.  “I'm excited to see how we will measure up against those teams this season.  We are also ecstatic about ...More >>
    McNeese volleyball head coach Ashleigh Fitzgerald announced her 2017 schedule on Wednesday and its one with a lot of familiar opponents from the 2016 schedule. "We are really happy with how our fall schedule came together.  I love that we get to see a lot of our non-conference opponents from 2016 again in 2017,” said head coach Ashleigh Fitzgerald.  “I'm excited to see how we will measure up against those teams this season.  We are also ecstatic about ...More >>
  • McNeese's season ends without NCAA Tournament bid

    McNeese's season ends without NCAA Tournament bid

    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    McNeese finishes the season 37-20 and ranked 42 in the RPI.

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    McNeese finishes the season 37-20 and ranked 42 in the RPI.

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  • Cowboy seniors emotional after Southland tourney exit

    Cowboy seniors emotional after Southland tourney exit

    McNeese hopes for a NCAA regional bid after a 37-20 season

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    McNeese hopes for a NCAA regional bid after a 37-20 season

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  • McNeese eliminated from Southland tourney with 5-4 loss to Houston Baptist

    McNeese eliminated from Southland tourney with 5-4 loss to Houston Baptist

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:03 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:03:52 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese jumped on Houston Baptist starting pitcher Daniel Endsley for two first-inning runs but then the regular Sunday starter settled in to keep the Cowboys’ bats off balance as the Huskies held on to beat the top-seeded Cowboys 5-4 and eliminating the conference champions from the Southland Conference Tournament here Friday afternoon. McNeese (37-20) now must wait on a call from the NCAA on Monday to see if they’ve been selected for a well-deserved postseason bid into ...More >>
    McNeese jumped on Houston Baptist starting pitcher Daniel Endsley for two first-inning runs but then the regular Sunday starter settled in to keep the Cowboys’ bats off balance as the Huskies held on to beat the top-seeded Cowboys 5-4 and eliminating the conference champions from the Southland Conference Tournament here Friday afternoon. McNeese (37-20) now must wait on a call from the NCAA on Monday to see if they’ve been selected for a well-deserved postseason bid into ...More >>
  • McNeese falls 5-3 to UCA in SLC tourney second round

    McNeese falls 5-3 to UCA in SLC tourney second round

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:52 AM EDT2017-05-26 04:52:25 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    Peyton McLemore embraced his first career start in the most high-pressure situation of his college career and was magnificent for the most part. But a five-run, fifth inning by the home team Central Arkansas Bears was a tad too much for the No. 1 seeded McNeese Cowboys to overcome against a Bears’ pitching staff that was handicapping the Cowboys bats to just five hits in the game, for a 5-3 upset victory. The loss dropped the Cowboys (37-19) into Friday’s loser’s b...

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    Peyton McLemore embraced his first career start in the most high-pressure situation of his college career and was magnificent for the most part. But a five-run, fifth inning by the home team Central Arkansas Bears was a tad too much for the No. 1 seeded McNeese Cowboys to overcome against a Bears’ pitching staff that was handicapping the Cowboys bats to just five hits in the game, for a 5-3 upset victory. The loss dropped the Cowboys (37-19) into Friday’s loser’s b...

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Dustin Duhon

    Sports Person of the Week - Dustin Duhon

    Thursday, May 25 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-05-25 21:50:56 GMT
    Standing 5'10 and weighing 175 pounds, McNeese's Dustin Duhon isn't your average catcher. "I don't let all of the talk of 'you are too small or you don't play a lot' get to me," said Duhon. "I just go out and complete my butt off, that's all you can do." What the Sam Houston product lacks in size, he more than makes up for in in heart. "He is just one of the guys that is the heartbeat of the team," said McNeese coach Justin Hill. "T...More >>
    Standing 5'10 and weighing 175 pounds, McNeese's Dustin Duhon isn't your average catcher. "I don't let all of the talk of 'you are too small or you don't play a lot' get to me," said Duhon. "I just go out and complete my butt off, that's all you can do." What the Sam Houston product lacks in size, he more than makes up for in in heart. "He is just one of the guys that is the heartbeat of the team," said McNeese coach Justin Hill. "T...More >>
  • Big swings help McNeese beat Lamar 7-5 in SLC first round

    Big swings help McNeese beat Lamar 7-5 in SLC first round

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-05-25 03:40:42 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese was awarded the 2017 Southland Conference regular season championship trophy along with the all-conference players being presented their plaques prior to Wednesday’s first pitch of the Cowboys-Lamar Southland Conference game. Big plays in clutch situations have been key ingredients to the Cowboys’ success this season Dustin Duhon and Austin Nelson blasted solo home runs, Rickey Ramirez, Jr. popped a two-run single, Trent Fontenot fanned a batter on a 3-2 count wi...More >>
    McNeese was awarded the 2017 Southland Conference regular season championship trophy along with the all-conference players being presented their plaques prior to Wednesday’s first pitch of the Cowboys-Lamar Southland Conference game. Big plays in clutch situations have been key ingredients to the Cowboys’ success this season Dustin Duhon and Austin Nelson blasted solo home runs, Rickey Ramirez, Jr. popped a two-run single, Trent Fontenot fanned a batter on a 3-2 count wi...More >>
  • McNeese baseball enters final week with golden opportunity ahead

    McNeese baseball enters final week with golden opportunity ahead

    McNeese holds a 1 ½-game lead over Southeastern Louisiana in the Southland Conference standings. 

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    McNeese holds a 1 ½-game lead over Southeastern Louisiana in the Southland Conference standings. 

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  • McNeese controls own destiny with three weeks remaining in regular season

    McNeese controls own destiny with three weeks remaining in regular season

    McNeese baseball ranked 27th in latest RPI ranking.

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    McNeese baseball ranked 27th in latest RPI ranking.

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  • McNeese ready for showdown with UL Lafayette in Baton Rouge Regional

    McNeese ready for showdown with UL Lafayette in Baton Rouge Regional

    McNeese softball is headed to the Baton Rouge Regional and will face Louisiana-Lafayette this Friday at 3 p.m.

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    McNeese softball is headed to the Baton Rouge Regional and will face Louisiana-Lafayette this Friday at 3 p.m.

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  • No. 28 McNeese hosts Houston at 6 on Tuesday

    No. 28 McNeese hosts Houston at 6 on Tuesday

    Monday, May 15 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-05-15 20:30:34 GMT
    McNeese will head into its final regular season week of the baseball season with four home games and as a nationally ranked team, starting with the University of Houston at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.   The Cowboys (34-16) were tabbed as the No. 28 team in the country by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Monday after they swept Creighton, the top team in the Big East Conference, in three games at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha over the weekend.   McNeese holds a 1 ½-game lead over...More >>
    McNeese will head into its final regular season week of the baseball season with four home games and as a nationally ranked team, starting with the University of Houston at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.   The Cowboys (34-16) were tabbed as the No. 28 team in the country by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Monday after they swept Creighton, the top team in the Big East Conference, in three games at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha over the weekend.   McNeese holds a 1 ½-game lead over...More >>
  • Cowboys 12th after day 1 at NCAA Austin Regional

    Cowboys 12th after day 1 at NCAA Austin Regional

    Monday, May 15 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-05-15 21:55:29 GMT
    Blake Elliott led McNeese with a 2-over 73 on day one of the NCAA Austin Regional at The University of Texas Golf Club on Monday as the Cowboys sit in 12th place of the 14-team field with a 19-over par score of 303. McNeese, the Southland Conference champions, are 13 shots behind Iowa State, Arizona State and North Carolina State for the final two spots in advancing to the NCAA Championships. The top five teams in the regional will advance to the May 36-31 championship tourney to be ...More >>
    Blake Elliott led McNeese with a 2-over 73 on day one of the NCAA Austin Regional at The University of Texas Golf Club on Monday as the Cowboys sit in 12th place of the 14-team field with a 19-over par score of 303. McNeese, the Southland Conference champions, are 13 shots behind Iowa State, Arizona State and North Carolina State for the final two spots in advancing to the NCAA Championships. The top five teams in the regional will advance to the May 36-31 championship tourney to be ...More >>
  • Cowgirls are headed back to Baton Rouge

    Cowgirls are headed back to Baton Rouge

    Monday, May 15 2017 4:29 PM EDT2017-05-15 20:29:28 GMT
    For the second straight year, McNeese softball is headed to the Baton Rouge Regional and will face Louisiana-Lafayette this Friday at 3 p.m. (CT) at Tiger Park. The game will be streamed on ESPN3. The four-team double elimination tournament (May 19-21) will also include host LSU (41-8) and Fairfield (26-26) in the regional tournament. "We are excited to be headed to Baton Rouge and to get to keep playing softball, " said head coach James Landreneau. "It is close e...More >>
    For the second straight year, McNeese softball is headed to the Baton Rouge Regional and will face Louisiana-Lafayette this Friday at 3 p.m. (CT) at Tiger Park. The game will be streamed on ESPN3. The four-team double elimination tournament (May 19-21) will also include host LSU (41-8) and Fairfield (26-26) in the regional tournament. "We are excited to be headed to Baton Rouge and to get to keep playing softball, " said head coach James Landreneau. "It is close e...More >>
  • Selman's 2 HR, Gallier's granny ignites Cowboys to 9-4 win

    Selman's 2 HR, Gallier's granny ignites Cowboys to 9-4 win

    Sunday, May 14 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-05-15 01:07:18 GMT
    A Matt Gallier third inning grand slam opened up the flood gates for the McNeese Cowboys on Sunday afternoon at TD Ameritrade Park as the Cowboys scored nine unanswered runs after falling behind 4-0 in the first inning to down Creighton 9-4 and finish off a three-game sweep over the Big East Conference's first place team.   The win improves the Cowboys to 34-16 on the season and sets up the final week of the regular season with four home games beginning Tuesday at 6 aga...More >>
    A Matt Gallier third inning grand slam opened up the flood gates for the McNeese Cowboys on Sunday afternoon at TD Ameritrade Park as the Cowboys scored nine unanswered runs after falling behind 4-0 in the first inning to down Creighton 9-4 and finish off a three-game sweep over the Big East Conference's first place team.   The win improves the Cowboys to 34-16 on the season and sets up the final week of the regular season with four home games beginning Tuesday at 6 aga...More >>
  • McNeese NCAA softball selection show viewing Sunday night

    McNeese NCAA softball selection show viewing Sunday night

    Saturday, May 13 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-05-14 02:39:16 GMT
    The 2017 Southland Conference Tournament champions, McNeese softball would like to invite fans to join them for the NCAA Selection Show that will reveal the NCAA Tournament bracket at 9 p.m. (CT), Sunday, May, 14 in the football team meeting room on the first floor of the Jack Doland Fieldhouse. Southland Conference Coach of the Year James Landreneau will address the crowd at 8:30 p.m. to recap the weekend.   The 64-team field will be revealed on ESPN2 with 32 teams ear...More >>
    The 2017 Southland Conference Tournament champions, McNeese softball would like to invite fans to join them for the NCAA Selection Show that will reveal the NCAA Tournament bracket at 9 p.m. (CT), Sunday, May, 14 in the football team meeting room on the first floor of the Jack Doland Fieldhouse. Southland Conference Coach of the Year James Landreneau will address the crowd at 8:30 p.m. to recap the weekend.   The 64-team field will be revealed on ESPN2 with 32 teams ear...More >>
  • 4-run 9th lifts McNeese to 5-1 win over Creighton

    4-run 9th lifts McNeese to 5-1 win over Creighton

    Friday, May 12 2017 7:45 PM EDT2017-05-12 23:45:54 GMT
    McNeese swatted five of its nine hits in the ninth inning, leading to four runs that snapped a 1-1 tie and the Cowboys were able to pull out a 5-1 win over Creighton here Friday in the first game of a three-game series. The win snapped a three-game losing streak as the Cowboys improved to 32-16 on the season with the Blue Jays fell to 22-20. Game two will carry a 6:30 first pitch on Saturday. McNeese starting pitcher Austin Sanders went 6 2/3 innings and allowed one unearned run an...More >>
    McNeese swatted five of its nine hits in the ninth inning, leading to four runs that snapped a 1-1 tie and the Cowboys were able to pull out a 5-1 win over Creighton here Friday in the first game of a three-game series. The win snapped a three-game losing streak as the Cowboys improved to 32-16 on the season with the Blue Jays fell to 22-20. Game two will carry a 6:30 first pitch on Saturday. McNeese starting pitcher Austin Sanders went 6 2/3 innings and allowed one unearned run an...More >>
  • Cajuns sweep season series with Pokes, 4-1

    Cajuns sweep season series with Pokes, 4-1

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 11:11 PM EDT2017-05-11 03:11:53 GMT
    Louisiana-Lafayette scored three first-inning runs then rode the arm of starting pitcher Nick Lee to a 4-1 win over McNeese here Wednesday night in front of 5,174 fans at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field.  Lee (6-4), the Cajuns’ regular Saturday starter up until a couple of weeks ago, held McNeese (31-16) hitless through four innings then got the Cowboys to hit into double plays in the sixth and seventh innings, killing what could’ve been big innings for the Cowb...More >>
    Louisiana-Lafayette scored three first-inning runs then rode the arm of starting pitcher Nick Lee to a 4-1 win over McNeese here Wednesday night in front of 5,174 fans at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field.  Lee (6-4), the Cajuns’ regular Saturday starter up until a couple of weeks ago, held McNeese (31-16) hitless through four innings then got the Cowboys to hit into double plays in the sixth and seventh innings, killing what could’ve been big innings for the Cowb...More >>
  • Cowgirls sweep Southeastern, earning record setting 24th conference win

    Cowgirls sweep Southeastern, earning record setting 24th conference win

    Saturday, May 6 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-05-07 01:40:09 GMT
    McNeese softball won its school record 24thSouthland Conference game this season with its 11-4, 7-3 doubleheader win over Southeastern Louisiana here Saturday to complete the series sweep. The Cowgirls also ended the regular season having won all nine conference series and enter next week's Southland Conference Tournament on a nine game winning streak.   McNeese (39-16, 24-3 SLC) started the day like they did Friday night in its 13-1, five inning game and that was by taking an ea...More >>
    McNeese softball won its school record 24thSouthland Conference game this season with its 11-4, 7-3 doubleheader win over Southeastern Louisiana here Saturday to complete the series sweep. The Cowgirls also ended the regular season having won all nine conference series and enter next week's Southland Conference Tournament on a nine game winning streak.   McNeese (39-16, 24-3 SLC) started the day like they did Friday night in its 13-1, five inning game and that was by taking an ea...More >>
  • Long ball lifts Islanders past McNeese, 10-4

    Long ball lifts Islanders past McNeese, 10-4

    Saturday, May 6 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-05-07 00:48:47 GMT
    Texas A&M-Corpus Christi used two, three-run home runs then added three insurance runs late to upset first place McNeese by a score of 10-4 on Saturday in the second game of a three-game Southland Conference baseball series.   The loss was the first league home loss of the season for the Cowboys, who fall to 31-14 overall and 20-6 in league play. McNeese, now 20-2 at home on the season, keeps a two-game lead over Sam Houston State in the loss column in the conference standing...More >>
    Texas A&M-Corpus Christi used two, three-run home runs then added three insurance runs late to upset first place McNeese by a score of 10-4 on Saturday in the second game of a three-game Southland Conference baseball series.   The loss was the first league home loss of the season for the Cowboys, who fall to 31-14 overall and 20-6 in league play. McNeese, now 20-2 at home on the season, keeps a two-game lead over Sam Houston State in the loss column in the conference standing...More >>
  • Piancastelli breaks two career records in series opening win against Southeastern La.

    Piancastelli breaks two career records in series opening win against Southeastern La.

    Friday, May 5 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-05-06 03:39:14 GMT
    Junior Erika Piancastelli broke the McNeese and Southland Conference career walks record in her first time at the plate and Carleigh Chaumont picked up six RBI here Friday night in a 13-1, five inning win over Southeastern Louisiana in the opening game of the final regular season series. The 13 runs, 13 hits and 13 RBI are the second most in a game by the Cowgirls this season.   The Cowgirls and Lady Lions will conclude the regular season with a 12 p.m. double...More >>
    Junior Erika Piancastelli broke the McNeese and Southland Conference career walks record in her first time at the plate and Carleigh Chaumont picked up six RBI here Friday night in a 13-1, five inning win over Southeastern Louisiana in the opening game of the final regular season series. The 13 runs, 13 hits and 13 RBI are the second most in a game by the Cowgirls this season.   The Cowgirls and Lady Lions will conclude the regular season with a 12 p.m. double...More >>
  • Sanders' fans career high in win over A&M-Corpus Christie

    Sanders' fans career high in win over A&M-Corpus Christie

    Friday, May 5 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-05-06 03:49:54 GMT
     Austin Sanders tied a career-high with nine strike outs in 7 2/3 innings pitched while Ricky Ramirez, Jr. and Joe Provenzano each came up with big hits in both the fourth and fifth innings to help lead McNeese to a 6-4 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday night and winning the first game of a three-game Southland Conference series. The win improved McNeese's record to 31-13 and 20-5 in conference play on the season while it maintained a two-g...More >>
     Austin Sanders tied a career-high with nine strike outs in 7 2/3 innings pitched while Ricky Ramirez, Jr. and Joe Provenzano each came up with big hits in both the fourth and fifth innings to help lead McNeese to a 6-4 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday night and winning the first game of a three-game Southland Conference series. The win improved McNeese's record to 31-13 and 20-5 in conference play on the season while it maintained a two-g...More >>
  • McNeese comes up short in 8-6 loss to SHSU on Sunday

    McNeese comes up short in 8-6 loss to SHSU on Sunday

    Sunday, April 30 2017 10:11 PM EDT2017-05-01 02:11:38 GMT
    McNeese had the tying runs on base with no outs in the top of the ninth inning but Sam Houston State reliever Dominic Robinson closed the door on an 8-6 Bearkat win over the first place Cowboys and winning the Southland Conference series two games to one.   McNeese (29-13, 19-5 SLC) had more opportunities than just the ninth inning to score runs but didn't execute when needed.   "I don't think the game was necessarily won or lost in the ninth inning," said head coa...More >>
    McNeese had the tying runs on base with no outs in the top of the ninth inning but Sam Houston State reliever Dominic Robinson closed the door on an 8-6 Bearkat win over the first place Cowboys and winning the Southland Conference series two games to one.   McNeese (29-13, 19-5 SLC) had more opportunities than just the ninth inning to score runs but didn't execute when needed.   "I don't think the game was necessarily won or lost in the ninth inning," said head coa...More >>
  • Justin Hill, Shane Selman garner top Southland baseball awards

    Justin Hill, Shane Selman garner top Southland baseball awards

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:04 PM EDT2017-05-23 23:04:40 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese head coach Justin Hill and sophomore outfielder Shane Selman were named the 2017 Southland Conference Coach of the Year and Hitter of the Year, respectively, by the league office on Tuesday in conjunction with the announcing of the 2017 all-conference baseball teams.   Hill, in his fourth season at the helm, becomes the fifth McNeese head coach to garner the coach of the year award and the first since Chad Clement received the honor in 2006.   Sel...More >>
    McNeese head coach Justin Hill and sophomore outfielder Shane Selman were named the 2017 Southland Conference Coach of the Year and Hitter of the Year, respectively, by the league office on Tuesday in conjunction with the announcing of the 2017 all-conference baseball teams.   Hill, in his fourth season at the helm, becomes the fifth McNeese head coach to garner the coach of the year award and the first since Chad Clement received the honor in 2006.   Sel...More >>
  • McNeese prepares for the Southland Conference Tournament

    McNeese prepares for the Southland Conference Tournament

    Cowboys are the number one seed and will face Lamar, Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

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    Cowboys are the number one seed and will face Lamar, Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

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  • Cowgirl seniors reflect on final season

    Cowgirl seniors reflect on final season

    McNeese finished the season with 43 wins, tying a school record set in 2016.

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    McNeese finished the season with 43 wins, tying a school record set in 2016.

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  • McNeese's Christoph Graf named SLC Outdoor Men's Newcomer of the Year

    McNeese's Christoph Graf named SLC Outdoor Men's Newcomer of the Year

    Monday, May 22 2017 3:15 PM EDT2017-05-22 19:15:52 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Sports)(Source: McNeese Sports)
    Christoph Graf, McNeese’s Southland Conference champion in the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase, has been named the 2017 Southland Conference Outdoor Track and Field Men’s Newcomer of the Year, the league announced on Monday as part of its announcing of the men’s and women’s track and field individual award winners. Graf, a graduate student from Switzerland, won both steeplechase races he competed in on the outdoor season and also had a second place finish ...More >>
    Christoph Graf, McNeese’s Southland Conference champion in the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase, has been named the 2017 Southland Conference Outdoor Track and Field Men’s Newcomer of the Year, the league announced on Monday as part of its announcing of the men’s and women’s track and field individual award winners. Graf, a graduate student from Switzerland, won both steeplechase races he competed in on the outdoor season and also had a second place finish ...More >>
  • No. 13 LSU run-rules McNeese to end Cowgirls' season

    No. 13 LSU run-rules McNeese to end Cowgirls' season

    Sunday, May 21 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-05-22 03:45:54 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)

    It was quite the long day for the McNeese Cowgirls. After defeating Fairfield late Saturday night, the Cowgirls advanced in the Baton Rouge Regional to face LSU on Sunday. The Lady Tigers' used a seven-run fourth inning to run-rule McNeese, 10-1. The start time was delayed nearly 40 minutes just prior to the first pitch. The contest was then halted in the second inning for just under six hours. The fatigue of a long break showed for both teams. Cowgirls got on the board first i...

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    It was quite the long day for the McNeese Cowgirls. After defeating Fairfield late Saturday night, the Cowgirls advanced in the Baton Rouge Regional to face LSU on Sunday. The Lady Tigers' used a seven-run fourth inning to run-rule McNeese, 10-1. The start time was delayed nearly 40 minutes just prior to the first pitch. The contest was then halted in the second inning for just under six hours. The fatigue of a long break showed for both teams. Cowgirls got on the board first i...

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  • McNeese coach Justin Hill reflects on clinching Southland regular season title

    McNeese coach Justin Hill reflects on clinching Southland regular season title

    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    McNeese won its first SLC championship since 2006

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    McNeese won its first SLC championship since 2006

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  • Lightning again suspends play for McNeese softball vs. LSU

    Lightning again suspends play for McNeese softball vs. LSU

    Sunday, May 21 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-05-21 19:54:43 GMT
    (Source: Travis Webb/KATC)(Source: Travis Webb/KATC)

    McNeese is facing LSU in an elimination game in the Baton Rouge Regional.  Play was dealyed around 1:25 p.m. due to lightning. The game has yet to start. The winner of McNeese/LSU was scheduled to take on UL Lafayette at 4:00 p.m. It is not yet known when that game will start. Click here for updates Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    McNeese is facing LSU in an elimination game in the Baton Rouge Regional.  Play was dealyed around 1:25 p.m. due to lightning. The game has yet to start. The winner of McNeese/LSU was scheduled to take on UL Lafayette at 4:00 p.m. It is not yet known when that game will start. Click here for updates Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Saldivar's home run jump starts Cowgirls in 6-2 win over Fairfield

    Saldivar's home run jump starts Cowgirls in 6-2 win over Fairfield

    Sunday, May 21 2017 2:57 PM EDT2017-05-21 18:57:11 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Sports)(Source: McNeese Sports)
    McNeese softball tied the school record with its 43rd win of the season here Saturday night and avoided elimination in the Baton Rouge Regional Tournament with a 6-2 win over Fairfield. The Cowgirls will face LSU at 1:34 Sunday afternoon in another elimination game for the right the face UL-Lafayette in the championship game later on in the day. The game will be streamed on ESPN3 and can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (KEZM 1310 AM).   After the Ragin' Cajuns no-hit t...More >>
    McNeese softball tied the school record with its 43rd win of the season here Saturday night and avoided elimination in the Baton Rouge Regional Tournament with a 6-2 win over Fairfield. The Cowgirls will face LSU at 1:34 Sunday afternoon in another elimination game for the right the face UL-Lafayette in the championship game later on in the day. The game will be streamed on ESPN3 and can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (KEZM 1310 AM).   After the Ragin' Cajuns no-hit t...More >>
  • Homers help McNeese run-rule Lamar in regular season finale

    Homers help McNeese run-rule Lamar in regular season finale

    Saturday, May 20 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-05-21 03:43:25 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    A total of 17 hits, seven of those for extra-bases including four home runs, the final one being a three-run moonshot over the left field wall by Shane Selman, lifted the Southland Conference champion McNeese Cowboys to a 16-6, seven inning run-rule win over Lamar to close out the 2017 regular season. McNeese (36-18, 22-8 SLC), the No. 1 seed in next week’s conference tournament, will see Lamar at least one more time when it opens tourney play against the No. 8 seeded Cardinals...More >>
    A total of 17 hits, seven of those for extra-bases including four home runs, the final one being a three-run moonshot over the left field wall by Shane Selman, lifted the Southland Conference champion McNeese Cowboys to a 16-6, seven inning run-rule win over Lamar to close out the 2017 regular season. McNeese (36-18, 22-8 SLC), the No. 1 seed in next week’s conference tournament, will see Lamar at least one more time when it opens tourney play against the No. 8 seeded Cardinals...More >>
  • McNeese baseball falls to Lamar, 4-1

    McNeese baseball falls to Lamar, 4-1

    Friday, May 19 2017 11:51 PM EDT2017-05-20 03:51:34 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    One night after clinching the 2017 Southland Conference baseball regular season championship and the number one seed in next week's tournament, the McNeese Cowboys appeared to be suffering from the celebration aftereffects in a 4-1 loss to Lamar on Friday.   McNeese (35-18, 21-8 SLC) lost for just the fifth time at home on the season, committing three errors in the process with just one extra-base hit, all on a day where the team honored its eight seniors in a pregame ceremony.

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    One night after clinching the 2017 Southland Conference baseball regular season championship and the number one seed in next week's tournament, the McNeese Cowboys appeared to be suffering from the celebration aftereffects in a 4-1 loss to Lamar on Friday.   McNeese (35-18, 21-8 SLC) lost for just the fifth time at home on the season, committing three errors in the process with just one extra-base hit, all on a day where the team honored its eight seniors in a pregame ceremony.

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  • McNeese Softball Falls 6-0 To UL-Lafayette

    McNeese Softball Falls 6-0 To UL-Lafayette

    Friday, May 19 2017 8:41 PM EDT2017-05-20 00:41:13 GMT

    Solid defensive plays by Number 14 UL-Lafayette coupled with four errors by McNeese were the difference in a 6-0 Cowgirl loss here Thursday in the first game of the Baton Rouge Region. McNeese will play the loser of Friday’s LSU-Fairfield game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in an elimination game. The game was scoreless after the first three innings despite an outstanding catch by UL-Lafayette’s centerfielder Aleah Craighton that robbed Morgan Catron of a homerun that would have g...

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    Solid defensive plays by Number 14 UL-Lafayette coupled with four errors by McNeese were the difference in a 6-0 Cowgirl loss here Thursday in the first game of the Baton Rouge Region. McNeese will play the loser of Friday’s LSU-Fairfield game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in an elimination game. The game was scoreless after the first three innings despite an outstanding catch by UL-Lafayette’s centerfielder Aleah Craighton that robbed Morgan Catron of a homerun that would have g...

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  • McNeese baseball downs Lamar, wins regular season Southland Conference title

    McNeese baseball downs Lamar, wins regular season Southland Conference title

    Thursday, May 18 2017 10:01 PM EDT2017-05-19 02:01:45 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    The McNeese Cowboys entered Thursday needing one game to clinch a share of the Southland Conference baseball crown. The Pokes used a few big innings against Lamar to down the Cardinals, 10-2. Local products Matt Gallier (St. Louis) and Shane Selman (Barbe) each had a trio of RBIs in the win. Just minutes later in Nacogdoches, Texas, Stephen F. Austin defeated Houston Baptist 4-0 to give McNeese its first conference title since 2006. It's the Pokes' fourth SLC championship in sch...More >>
    The McNeese Cowboys entered Thursday needing one game to clinch a share of the Southland Conference baseball crown. The Pokes used a few big innings against Lamar to down the Cardinals, 10-2. Local products Matt Gallier (St. Louis) and Shane Selman (Barbe) each had a trio of RBIs in the win. Just minutes later in Nacogdoches, Texas, Stephen F. Austin defeated Houston Baptist 4-0 to give McNeese its first conference title since 2006. It's the Pokes' fourth SLC championship in sch...More >>
  • McNeese begins Baton Rouge Regional play Friday

    McNeese begins Baton Rouge Regional play Friday

    Thursday, May 18 2017 4:02 PM EDT2017-05-18 20:02:25 GMT
    (SOURCE: Brady Renard/KPLC)(SOURCE: Brady Renard/KPLC)
     McNeese softball will begin play in its fifth Regional Tournament at 3 p.m. Friday against 14th ranked Louisiana-Lafayette in Baton Rouge. LSU will take on Fairfield at 5:30 p.m.  The tournament runs through Sunday with the championship game scheduled for 1:30 p.m. All tournament games can be seen on ESPN3 and all Cowgirl games can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (KEZM 1310) and kezmonline.com.   Individual session tickets will go on sale to the public Thurs...More >>
     McNeese softball will begin play in its fifth Regional Tournament at 3 p.m. Friday against 14th ranked Louisiana-Lafayette in Baton Rouge. LSU will take on Fairfield at 5:30 p.m.  The tournament runs through Sunday with the championship game scheduled for 1:30 p.m. All tournament games can be seen on ESPN3 and all Cowgirl games can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (KEZM 1310) and kezmonline.com.   Individual session tickets will go on sale to the public Thurs...More >>
  • D1 Baseball and Baseball America project McNeese as a three seed

    D1 Baseball and Baseball America project McNeese as a three seed

    Neither publication has the Cowboys playing in Baton Rouge

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    Neither publication has the Cowboys playing in Baton Rouge

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  • McNeese posts strong final day, finishes 10th at Austin Regional

    McNeese posts strong final day, finishes 10th at Austin Regional

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-05-17 22:55:25 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese golf posted the third-best round of the day at -10 on the third and final round of the NCAA Men’s Golf Austin Regional and moved up to finish 10th in the team standings with a total score of 877. The 274 score on Wednesday was also better than seven nationally ranked schools in the field, including host school Texas who finished second in the tournament with an 841. Meanwhile Blake Elliott's tournament score of 1-over 214 was just four shots off from him qualifying as ...More >>
    McNeese golf posted the third-best round of the day at -10 on the third and final round of the NCAA Men’s Golf Austin Regional and moved up to finish 10th in the team standings with a total score of 877. The 274 score on Wednesday was also better than seven nationally ranked schools in the field, including host school Texas who finished second in the tournament with an 841. Meanwhile Blake Elliott's tournament score of 1-over 214 was just four shots off from him qualifying as ...More >>
  • Podorsky gets stolen base record in McNeese's 5-4 loss to Houston

    Podorsky gets stolen base record in McNeese's 5-4 loss to Houston

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 12:16 AM EDT2017-05-17 04:16:19 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese center fielder Robbie Podorsky's fifth-inning stolen base, the second of three on the night for the first-year Cowboy, surged the junior transfer into the McNeese record book with his 36th stolen base of the season, breaking the previous record of 35 held by Jason Alleman and Jace Peterson. His third swipe of the game increased his record to 37 by the end of the contest.   The event was the highlight in a 5-4 loss to the 18th-ranked Houston Cougars in the final ...More >>
    McNeese center fielder Robbie Podorsky's fifth-inning stolen base, the second of three on the night for the first-year Cowboy, surged the junior transfer into the McNeese record book with his 36th stolen base of the season, breaking the previous record of 35 held by Jason Alleman and Jace Peterson. His third swipe of the game increased his record to 37 by the end of the contest.   The event was the highlight in a 5-4 loss to the 18th-ranked Houston Cougars in the final ...More >>
  • McNeese improves on day two, but falls to 13th heading into final round

    McNeese improves on day two, but falls to 13th heading into final round

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-05-16 21:15:19 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese shot three strokes better in the second round of the NCAA Austin Regional men’s golf tournament than what it posted in the first round, but the Cowboys were unable to gain any ground on the rest of the field and ended the day in 13th place with a team score of 300. Blake Elliott matched his first round total with a 2-over par 73 on Tuesday after he birdied two of the last six holes he played. For the tournament, he’s tied for 22nd at 4-over par with a 146. Andrea...More >>
    McNeese shot three strokes better in the second round of the NCAA Austin Regional men’s golf tournament than what it posted in the first round, but the Cowboys were unable to gain any ground on the rest of the field and ended the day in 13th place with a team score of 300. Blake Elliott matched his first round total with a 2-over par 73 on Tuesday after he birdied two of the last six holes he played. For the tournament, he’s tied for 22nd at 4-over par with a 146. Andrea...More >>
  • McNeese claims second straight SLC Tournament title to earn NCAA Tournament bid

    McNeese claims second straight SLC Tournament title to earn NCAA Tournament bid

    Saturday, May 13 2017 2:27 PM EDT2017-05-13 18:27:08 GMT
    (Source: UCA Sports Information)(Source: UCA Sports Information)

    McNeese softball claimed its second straight Southland Conference Tournament title here early Saturday morning by defeating Nicholls 8-0 in a run-rule victory to earn the league’s NCAA automatic bid. The run-rule win is the third of the tournament for McNeese. “We were able to put good at bats early in the game even though we weren’t getting the results we were looking for,” said head coach James Landreneau. “I thought we were relentless with our approac...

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    McNeese softball claimed its second straight Southland Conference Tournament title here early Saturday morning by defeating Nicholls 8-0 in a run-rule victory to earn the league’s NCAA automatic bid. The run-rule win is the third of the tournament for McNeese. “We were able to put good at bats early in the game even though we weren’t getting the results we were looking for,” said head coach James Landreneau. “I thought we were relentless with our approac...

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  • McNeese run-rules Nicholls to advance to the Southland Conference championship

    McNeese run-rules Nicholls to advance to the Southland Conference championship

    Thursday, May 11 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-05-11 22:55:46 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Top-seeded McNeese advanced to the championship game of the 2017 Southland Conference Softball Tournament, defeating No. 2 Nicholls 11-2 in six innings Thursday at Farris Field in Conway, Ark.   The run-rule victory was the Cowgirls’ second-straight win in that fashion after riding past Sam Houston State in their opening game 9-1 Wednesday.   The defending tournament champions picked up right where they left off a game ago, getting the bats going early in the first. Mc...More >>
    Top-seeded McNeese advanced to the championship game of the 2017 Southland Conference Softball Tournament, defeating No. 2 Nicholls 11-2 in six innings Thursday at Farris Field in Conway, Ark.   The run-rule victory was the Cowgirls’ second-straight win in that fashion after riding past Sam Houston State in their opening game 9-1 Wednesday.   The defending tournament champions picked up right where they left off a game ago, getting the bats going early in the first. Mc...More >>
  • Top-seeded Cowgirls cruise past Sam Houston State, 9-1

    Top-seeded Cowgirls cruise past Sam Houston State, 9-1

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 9:47 PM EDT2017-05-11 01:47:17 GMT
    Erika Piancastelli was named Player and Hitter of the Year for the third straight year. (Source: McNeese athletics)Erika Piancastelli was named Player and Hitter of the Year for the third straight year. (Source: McNeese athletics)
    McNeese’s Baylee Corbello crossed the plate to end the last game of the first day in the 2017 Southland Conference Softball Tournament in run-rule fashion 9-1 over Sam Houston State on Wednesday at Farris Field in Conway, Ark.   The top-seeded team needed just five innings to punch its ticket to the winners’ bracket to take on No. 2 Nicholls on Thursday at 3 p.m. With two runners in scoring position, McNeese outfielder Justyce McClain hit to third base. It looked as i...More >>
    McNeese’s Baylee Corbello crossed the plate to end the last game of the first day in the 2017 Southland Conference Softball Tournament in run-rule fashion 9-1 over Sam Houston State on Wednesday at Farris Field in Conway, Ark.   The top-seeded team needed just five innings to punch its ticket to the winners’ bracket to take on No. 2 Nicholls on Thursday at 3 p.m. With two runners in scoring position, McNeese outfielder Justyce McClain hit to third base. It looked as i...More >>
  • McNeese boasts top-20 ranked offense, Selman leading the way

    McNeese boasts top-20 ranked offense, Selman leading the way

    Offensively, the Cowboys are hitting .307 as a team and are led by left fielder Shane Selman’s .365 batting average to go along with 11 home runs and 48 RBI. 

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    Offensively, the Cowboys are hitting .307 as a team and are led by left fielder Shane Selman’s .365 batting average to go along with 11 home runs and 48 RBI. 

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  • Southland coaches believe SLC can be a three-bid league

    Southland coaches believe SLC can be a three-bid league

    The conference has three teams in the top 75.

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    The conference has three teams in the top 75.

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  • McNeese's Piancastelli, Smith and Landreneau earn Southland's top honors

    McNeese's Piancastelli, Smith and Landreneau earn Southland's top honors

    Monday, May 8 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-05-08 19:49:06 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    The 2017 Southland Conference Champions, McNeese softball is well represented on the All-Southland Conference team that was released by the league office Monday. McNeese picked up four of the six individual honors including Player of the Year, Hitter of the Year, Pitcher of the Year and Coach of the Year. Junior Erika Piancastelli was named Player and Hitter of the Year for the third straight year and becomes the first McNeese and SLC softball athlete to pick up both honors three ti.

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    The 2017 Southland Conference Champions, McNeese softball is well represented on the All-Southland Conference team that was released by the league office Monday. McNeese picked up four of the six individual honors including Player of the Year, Hitter of the Year, Pitcher of the Year and Coach of the Year. Junior Erika Piancastelli was named Player and Hitter of the Year for the third straight year and becomes the first McNeese and SLC softball athlete to pick up both honors three ti.

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  • Islanders take advantage of five run fifth, downing Cowboys, 5-4

    Islanders take advantage of five run fifth, downing Cowboys, 5-4

    Sunday, May 7 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-05-08 01:40:54 GMT
    McNeese was looking for an exciting, dramatic, bottom of the ninth ending to Sunday’s rubber match game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Instead the drama went against the Cowboys as they fell 5-4 to the Islanders while dropping their first home Southland Conference series of the season. After rallying from a 5-0 deficit early on, McNeese trailed 5-4 going into the bottom of the ninth inning. Shane Selman led things off with a single up the middle to put the tying run on ...More >>
    McNeese was looking for an exciting, dramatic, bottom of the ninth ending to Sunday’s rubber match game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Instead the drama went against the Cowboys as they fell 5-4 to the Islanders while dropping their first home Southland Conference series of the season. After rallying from a 5-0 deficit early on, McNeese trailed 5-4 going into the bottom of the ninth inning. Shane Selman led things off with a single up the middle to put the tying run on ...More >>
  • McNeese golf saddled with No. 12 seed, headed to Austin for NCAA Regional

    McNeese golf saddled with No. 12 seed, headed to Austin for NCAA Regional

    Thursday, May 4 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-05-04 23:54:41 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    McNeese men’s golf is heading to Austin as the place for its third-consecutive NCAA Regional tournament, the NCAA announced on Thursday on The Golf Channel. McNeese, the Southland Conference champions for the second consecutive year, earned the league’s automatic bid into the postseason and will play at the No. 12 seed. “This is exciting,” said fifth-year head coach Austin Burk who was named the league’s coach of the year for the second straight year.

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    McNeese men’s golf is heading to Austin as the place for its third-consecutive NCAA Regional tournament, the NCAA announced on Thursday on The Golf Channel. McNeese, the Southland Conference champions for the second consecutive year, earned the league’s automatic bid into the postseason and will play at the No. 12 seed. “This is exciting,” said fifth-year head coach Austin Burk who was named the league’s coach of the year for the second straight year.

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  • McNeese softball wins second straight Southland regular season title

    McNeese softball wins second straight Southland regular season title

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 12:45 AM EDT2017-05-03 04:45:24 GMT
    (SOURCE: Brady Renard/KPLC)(SOURCE: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    With its series sweep over Stephen F. Austin coupled by two losses by Abilene Christian over the weekend, McNeese softball clinched its second straight Southland Conference regular season title and fourth in the last five years.   The 2017 title is the sixth overall for the program which is the most regular season title by current conference members and it ties former conference member Texas State who also won six conference titles.   McNeese (36-16, 21-3 SLC) picked up a 9-...More >>
    With its series sweep over Stephen F. Austin coupled by two losses by Abilene Christian over the weekend, McNeese softball clinched its second straight Southland Conference regular season title and fourth in the last five years.   The 2017 title is the sixth overall for the program which is the most regular season title by current conference members and it ties former conference member Texas State who also won six conference titles.   McNeese (36-16, 21-3 SLC) picked up a 9-...More >>
  • Tyler Wesley, pitching staff solid in 4-2 win over LSUA

    Tyler Wesley, pitching staff solid in 4-2 win over LSUA

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-05-03 04:03:25 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    Tyler Wesley struck out 10 batters in five innings of work and four McNeese relief pitchers followed with seven more strike outs as the Cowboys tied a single-season school record with 17 Ks thrown in a 4-2 win over LSU-Alexandria on Tuesday night in the first home game in 17 days. The win gave McNeese (30-13) its 30th win of the season marking the fourth-consecutive year to notch 30 or more wins in a season, all under head coach Justin Hill. It’s just the second time in school ...More >>
    Tyler Wesley struck out 10 batters in five innings of work and four McNeese relief pitchers followed with seven more strike outs as the Cowboys tied a single-season school record with 17 Ks thrown in a 4-2 win over LSU-Alexandria on Tuesday night in the first home game in 17 days. The win gave McNeese (30-13) its 30th win of the season marking the fourth-consecutive year to notch 30 or more wins in a season, all under head coach Justin Hill. It’s just the second time in school ...More >>
  • McNeese's Burk, O'Loughlin garner top awards from Southland Conference

    McNeese's Burk, O'Loughlin garner top awards from Southland Conference

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 5:23 PM EDT2017-05-02 21:23:05 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Five days after leading McNeese to its second-consecutive Southland Conference men's golf championship, head coach Austin Burk was named the league's coach of the year for the second straight year while Daniel O'Loughlin garnered freshman of the year honors making him the third Cowboy golfer in the last four years to receive the award.   In addition to his individual honor, O'Loughlin, along with Andreas Krokeide, were named first team All-Southland Confe...More >>
    Five days after leading McNeese to its second-consecutive Southland Conference men's golf championship, head coach Austin Burk was named the league's coach of the year for the second straight year while Daniel O'Loughlin garnered freshman of the year honors making him the third Cowboy golfer in the last four years to receive the award.   In addition to his individual honor, O'Loughlin, along with Andreas Krokeide, were named first team All-Southland Confe...More >>
  • Sam Houston walks-off with 10-9 win over McNeese

    Sam Houston walks-off with 10-9 win over McNeese

    Saturday, April 29 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-04-29 04:00:42 GMT
    (Source: KBTX)(Source: KBTX)

    A battle between the top two teams in the Southland Conference baseball standings didn't disappoint as the 27th-ranked and first place McNeese Cowboys were three outs away from taking game one of a big league series from Sam Houston State, but a two-run ninth, capped off with a walk-off single by Clayton Harp lifted the Bearkats to 10-9 win over the Cowboys.   The loss dropped the Cowboys to 28-12 overall and 18-4 in league play but continue to hold onto sole possession of first

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    A battle between the top two teams in the Southland Conference baseball standings didn't disappoint as the 27th-ranked and first place McNeese Cowboys were three outs away from taking game one of a big league series from Sam Houston State, but a two-run ninth, capped off with a walk-off single by Clayton Harp lifted the Bearkats to 10-9 win over the Cowboys.   The loss dropped the Cowboys to 28-12 overall and 18-4 in league play but continue to hold onto sole possession of first

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  • McNeese repeats as Southland golf champions

    McNeese repeats as Southland golf champions

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-04-27 00:52:00 GMT
    (Source: Southland Conference)(Source: Southland Conference)
    Repeat is just as sweet.   McNeese's men's golf team successfully defended its Southland Conference title on Wednesday afternoon, when after being delayed by early storms then fighting against a brisk northerly wind, the Cowboys won their second-straight league title by a four-stroke margin over Stephen F. Austin.   The Cowboys earn the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Regionals for the second year in-a-row as they'll be making their third-consecutive postseason appearan...More >>
    Repeat is just as sweet.   McNeese's men's golf team successfully defended its Southland Conference title on Wednesday afternoon, when after being delayed by early storms then fighting against a brisk northerly wind, the Cowboys won their second-straight league title by a four-stroke margin over Stephen F. Austin.   The Cowboys earn the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Regionals for the second year in-a-row as they'll be making their third-consecutive postseason appearan...More >>
  • McNeese's Smegal, Graf break school records in steeplechase at LSU

    McNeese's Smegal, Graf break school records in steeplechase at LSU

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-04-26 23:50:30 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Distance runners Alison Smegal and Christoph Graf etched their names in the McNeese track and field record book on Saturday at the LSU Alumni Gold Meet as the two set school records in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.   Smegal became the first Cowgirl runner to dip below the 11-minute mark in the event, winning Saturday's race with a time of 10:54.54, breaking a 13-year old record of 11:01.70 held by Helen Kibby in 2004.   Graf's time was just as impressive ...More >>
    Distance runners Alison Smegal and Christoph Graf etched their names in the McNeese track and field record book on Saturday at the LSU Alumni Gold Meet as the two set school records in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.   Smegal became the first Cowgirl runner to dip below the 11-minute mark in the event, winning Saturday's race with a time of 10:54.54, breaking a 13-year old record of 11:01.70 held by Helen Kibby in 2004.   Graf's time was just as impressive ...More >>
  • Saldivar's walk-off single gives McNeese extra inning win over Houston

    Saldivar's walk-off single gives McNeese extra inning win over Houston

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 11:23 PM EDT2017-04-26 03:23:12 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    For the second straight game and three days removed from defeating Lamar in walk-off fashion, McNeese softball picked up a 5-4, eight inning walk-off victory over Houston here Tuesday night to improve to 33-16 on the season. The loss drops Houston to 23-21 overall. “This is a good win for us to build on,” said head coach James Landreneau. “We showed resilience and kept fighting. We were taking tough pitches and getting good at bats but we were hitting the ball right...More >>
    For the second straight game and three days removed from defeating Lamar in walk-off fashion, McNeese softball picked up a 5-4, eight inning walk-off victory over Houston here Tuesday night to improve to 33-16 on the season. The loss drops Houston to 23-21 overall. “This is a good win for us to build on,” said head coach James Landreneau. “We showed resilience and kept fighting. We were taking tough pitches and getting good at bats but we were hitting the ball right...More >>
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