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  • McNeese's Erika Piancastelli reflects on historic career

    McNeese's Erika Piancastelli reflects on historic career

    Saturday, May 26 2018 12:06 AM EDT2018-05-26 04:06:01 GMT
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    “I don’t know if words will ever do justice for what she’s done for us,” James Landreneau said. “Erika is, besides being talented is one of the most humble people I’ve ever met. Her ability to just be able to move around positions and handle locker room, handle success with such grace and stay humble through the process. 

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    “I don’t know if words will ever do justice for what she’s done for us,” James Landreneau said. “Erika is, besides being talented is one of the most humble people I’ve ever met. Her ability to just be able to move around positions and handle locker room, handle success with such grace and stay humble through the process. 

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  • Nicholls eliminates McNeese from SLC tournament, 10-4

    Nicholls eliminates McNeese from SLC tournament, 10-4

    Thursday, May 24 2018 3:03 PM EDT2018-05-24 19:03:18 GMT
    (Source: Southland Conference)(Source: Southland Conference)
    (Source: Southland Conference)(Source: Southland Conference)
    In the first game of the elimination bracket, the No. 7 Nicholls Colonels came out on top 10-4 over No. 6 McNeese. Nicholls racked up 10 runs on just a dozen hits to The Colonels got on the board first, spurred by a double down the right field line in their first at-bat by Ethan Valdez. Joey Morales and Chet Niehaus grounded out to second base back-to-back to send Valdez home for a 1-0 lead at the bottom of the first. Nicholls doubled its lead at the bottom of the second with a Dil...More >>
    In the first game of the elimination bracket, the No. 7 Nicholls Colonels came out on top 10-4 over No. 6 McNeese. Nicholls racked up 10 runs on just a dozen hits to The Colonels got on the board first, spurred by a double down the right field line in their first at-bat by Ethan Valdez. Joey Morales and Chet Niehaus grounded out to second base back-to-back to send Valdez home for a 1-0 lead at the bottom of the first. Nicholls doubled its lead at the bottom of the second with a Dil...More >>
  • McNeese falls to Northwestern State in Southland Tournament opener

    McNeese falls to Northwestern State in Southland Tournament opener

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:50 PM EDT2018-05-23 18:50:44 GMT
    (Source: Erik Williams/Southland Conference)(Source: Erik Williams/Southland Conference)
    (Source: Erik Williams/Southland Conference)(Source: Erik Williams/Southland Conference)
    The third-seeded Northwestern State Demons came out on top in the Southland Conference Baseball Tournament opener, defeating No. 6 McNeese 2-1 to advance in the winner’s bracket. The Cowboys got on the board in the first inning as a Dustin Duhon single to center field sent Joe Provenzano home for a 1-0 lead. BSB: @McNeeseBaseball started the scoring in top 1st, as Duhon singled to plate Provenzano. 1-0 Cowboys over NSU early. #GeauxPokes #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/NA...More >>
    The third-seeded Northwestern State Demons came out on top in the Southland Conference Baseball Tournament opener, defeating No. 6 McNeese 2-1 to advance in the winner’s bracket. The Cowboys got on the board in the first inning as a Dustin Duhon single to center field sent Joe Provenzano home for a 1-0 lead. BSB: @McNeeseBaseball started the scoring in top 1st, as Duhon singled to plate Provenzano. 1-0 Cowboys over NSU early. #GeauxPokes #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/NA...More >>
  • Shane Selman to participate in inaugural SLC HR Derby

    Shane Selman to participate in inaugural SLC HR Derby

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:58 PM EDT2018-05-22 00:58:47 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese baseball will open play in the 2018 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament as the No. 6 seed and will take on 3rd-seeded Northwestern State at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas. Prior to the start of the tournament, the Inaugural Southland Conference Home Run Derby will kick off tourney weekend on Tuesday night at 6:30, also at Constellation Field. A member of each of the eight tournament teams will participate in ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese baseball will open play in the 2018 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament as the No. 6 seed and will take on 3rd-seeded Northwestern State at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas. Prior to the start of the tournament, the Inaugural Southland Conference Home Run Derby will kick off tourney weekend on Tuesday night at 6:30, also at Constellation Field. A member of each of the eight tournament teams will participate in ...More >>
  • Provenzano earns All-SLC 3rd team honors; Selman All-Defense

    Provenzano earns All-SLC 3rd team honors; Selman All-Defense

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:57 PM EDT2018-05-22 00:57:18 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    FRISCO, Texas – McNeese second baseman Joe Provenzano has been named to the 2018 All-Southland Conference Baseball Team, earning third team honors, the league office released on Monday. Provenzano, a preseason first team all-conference selection, came on strong in the final month of the season after starting off slow, by improving his batting average over 100 points since April 2 to its current team-high mark of .329. He’s hitting over .400 in his last 10 games and hit s...More >>
    FRISCO, Texas – McNeese second baseman Joe Provenzano has been named to the 2018 All-Southland Conference Baseball Team, earning third team honors, the league office released on Monday. Provenzano, a preseason first team all-conference selection, came on strong in the final month of the season after starting off slow, by improving his batting average over 100 points since April 2 to its current team-high mark of .329. He’s hitting over .400 in his last 10 games and hit s...More >>
  • Rodoni's no-hitter ends McNeese's season, 6-0

    Rodoni's no-hitter ends McNeese's season, 6-0

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:15 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:15:13 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    After an 8-0 lead in game one of the College Station Regional, McNeese would score only four more runs in 17 innings of tournament play. That includes the Cowgirls' 6-0 loss to Baylor on Saturday. Baylor pitcher Gia Rodoni threw a no-hitter, keeping McNeese off the scoreboard. Rodoni only allowed three walks, while picking up nine strikeouts. Full game stats can be found here. McNeese ends its season 41-21 overall after winning its third-straight Southland Confe...More >>
    After an 8-0 lead in game one of the College Station Regional, McNeese would score only four more runs in 17 innings of tournament play. That includes the Cowgirls' 6-0 loss to Baylor on Saturday. Baylor pitcher Gia Rodoni threw a no-hitter, keeping McNeese off the scoreboard. Rodoni only allowed three walks, while picking up nine strikeouts. Full game stats can be found here. McNeese ends its season 41-21 overall after winning its third-straight Southland Confe...More >>
  • McNeese baseball swept at Lamar, locks up sixth seed in SLC tournament

    McNeese baseball swept at Lamar, locks up sixth seed in SLC tournament

    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:19:17 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    McNeese rallied from a 6-1 deficit with a run in the seventh and two in the eighth, then had the tying run at the plate in the ninth inning but Lamar was able to hold on to beat the Cowboys 6-4 to sweep the weekend series and close out the regular season. Despite the loss, McNeese will continue its season next Wednesday when it opens play as the sixth-seed in the Southland Conference Baseball Tournament. The Cowboys will take on Northwestern State at 9 a.m. in the first round at Cons...More >>
    McNeese rallied from a 6-1 deficit with a run in the seventh and two in the eighth, then had the tying run at the plate in the ninth inning but Lamar was able to hold on to beat the Cowboys 6-4 to sweep the weekend series and close out the regular season. Despite the loss, McNeese will continue its season next Wednesday when it opens play as the sixth-seed in the Southland Conference Baseball Tournament. The Cowboys will take on Northwestern State at 9 a.m. in the first round at Cons...More >>
  • Cowgirls lose in run-rule fashion to Texas A&M, 10-1

    Cowgirls lose in run-rule fashion to Texas A&M, 10-1

    Saturday, May 19 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-05-19 21:50:52 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    McNeese seemed to have no answer for the Aggies as Texas A&M run-ruled the Cowgirls, 10-1 in six innings. It was the Aggies' second run-rule win of the regional. Aggie outfielder Sarah Hudek had two doubles, a home run and added three RBIs in the win. McNeese's Justyce McClain remained perfect in regional play with a two-for-two performance.  Full game stats can be found here. Since the fourth inning of the Baylor game, the Cowgirls have been outscored 20-4 ...

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    McNeese seemed to have no answer for the Aggies as Texas A&M run-ruled the Cowgirls, 10-1 in six innings. It was the Aggies' second run-rule win of the regional. Aggie outfielder Sarah Hudek had two doubles, a home run and added three RBIs in the win. McNeese's Justyce McClain remained perfect in regional play with a two-for-two performance.  Full game stats can be found here. Since the fourth inning of the Baylor game, the Cowgirls have been outscored 20-4 ...

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  • RECAP: Cowgirls hold off Baylor in College Station Regional opener

    RECAP: Cowgirls hold off Baylor in College Station Regional opener

    McNeese used a big lead as a cushion to hold off a late Lady Bear rally, 11-10.

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    McNeese used a big lead as a cushion to hold off a late Lady Bear rally, 11-10.

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  • Four-run eighth sends Lamar to 6-2 win over McNeese

    Four-run eighth sends Lamar to 6-2 win over McNeese

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:22 PM EDT2018-05-19 03:22:42 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)

    Lamar scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning off McNeese closer Aidan Anderson with the scored tied 2-2, as the Cardinals won the second game of the weekend Southland Conference series by a 6-2 score. The win comes a day after the Cardinals (18-36, 12-17 SLC) defeated McNeese (25-30, 15-14) by a 12-5 mark in Thursday’s series opener that saw Lamar put 20 hits up on the board. The Cardinals popped 10 hits against three Cowboy pitchers on Friday night, four of those...

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    Lamar scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning off McNeese closer Aidan Anderson with the scored tied 2-2, as the Cardinals won the second game of the weekend Southland Conference series by a 6-2 score. The win comes a day after the Cardinals (18-36, 12-17 SLC) defeated McNeese (25-30, 15-14) by a 12-5 mark in Thursday’s series opener that saw Lamar put 20 hits up on the board. The Cardinals popped 10 hits against three Cowboy pitchers on Friday night, four of those...

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  • Cowgirls hold off Baylor's furious rally, pick up opening win in College Station Regional

    Cowgirls hold off Baylor's furious rally, pick up opening win in College Station Regional

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:47:44 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Offense was not at a premium when the McNeese Cowgirls and Baylor Lady Bears met in the opening game of the College Station Regionals. McNeese used a large early lead to hold off Baylor, 11-10 on Friday. The Cowgirls opened the game with a five-run first inning on the way to an 8-0 advantage in the third. Baylor rallied back and eventually made it a one-run game in the seventh, but the Cowgirls would hold off the rally to win. Outfielder Justyce McClain went four-for-four ...

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    Offense was not at a premium when the McNeese Cowgirls and Baylor Lady Bears met in the opening game of the College Station Regionals. McNeese used a large early lead to hold off Baylor, 11-10 on Friday. The Cowgirls opened the game with a five-run first inning on the way to an 8-0 advantage in the third. Baylor rallied back and eventually made it a one-run game in the seventh, but the Cowgirls would hold off the rally to win. Outfielder Justyce McClain went four-for-four ...

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  • Cowgirls prepare for Baylor in regional opener behind senior leadership

    Cowgirls prepare for Baylor in regional opener behind senior leadership

    Cowgirls take on Baylor at 3:30 PM on Friday.

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    Cowgirls take on Baylor at 3:30 PM on Friday.

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  • Cowboys fall flat in series-opening loss to Lamar

    Cowboys fall flat in series-opening loss to Lamar

    Thursday, May 17 2018 10:24 PM EDT2018-05-18 02:24:01 GMT
    Lamar produced one of its most impressive offensive outings of the season while McNeese gave up the most hits in a game on the year as the Cardinals posted a 12-5 win over the Cowboys in the first game of a three-game Southland Conference baseball series here Thursday night. The Cardinals (17-36, 11-17 SLC) put 20 hits on the board, the most in conference play by the Cardinals and second-most overall on the year. Game two of the series will carry a 6 p.m. first pitch on Friday. The...More >>
    Lamar produced one of its most impressive offensive outings of the season while McNeese gave up the most hits in a game on the year as the Cardinals posted a 12-5 win over the Cowboys in the first game of a three-game Southland Conference baseball series here Thursday night. The Cardinals (17-36, 11-17 SLC) put 20 hits on the board, the most in conference play by the Cardinals and second-most overall on the year. Game two of the series will carry a 6 p.m. first pitch on Friday. The...More >>
  • McNeese softball opens regional play against Baylor on Friday

    McNeese softball opens regional play against Baylor on Friday

    Thursday, May 17 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-05-17 23:47:37 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese softball will open NCAA Regional Tournament play Friday, May 18 in College Station at 3:30 p.m. against Baylor at Davis Diamond. The game will be streamed on WatchESPN. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 888-992-4443 or online at 12thman.com.tickets. The Davis Diamond box office will open at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18 and one hour prior to the first game of the day on both Saturday and Sunday.   McNeese (40-19) earned the Southland’s automatic berth after w...More >>
    McNeese softball will open NCAA Regional Tournament play Friday, May 18 in College Station at 3:30 p.m. against Baylor at Davis Diamond. The game will be streamed on WatchESPN. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 888-992-4443 or online at 12thman.com.tickets. The Davis Diamond box office will open at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18 and one hour prior to the first game of the day on both Saturday and Sunday.   McNeese (40-19) earned the Southland’s automatic berth after w...More >>
  • Provenzano sets career hits record as McNeese falls to ULM

    Provenzano sets career hits record as McNeese falls to ULM

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 11:53 PM EDT2018-05-17 03:53:39 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Welcome to the record book Joe Provenzano. The senior became McNeese’s all-time career hits leader with his double in the eighth inning, his third hit of the night, for his 248th all-time hit and breaking the previous record held by former teammate Andrew Guillotte.  “It’s awesome,” said Provenzano. “I didn’t really like talking about it. Thank god it happened. I wanted to do it at home. That was pretty cool. It was my last at-bat at the diam...

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    Welcome to the record book Joe Provenzano. The senior became McNeese’s all-time career hits leader with his double in the eighth inning, his third hit of the night, for his 248th all-time hit and breaking the previous record held by former teammate Andrew Guillotte.  “It’s awesome,” said Provenzano. “I didn’t really like talking about it. Thank god it happened. I wanted to do it at home. That was pretty cool. It was my last at-bat at the diam...

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  • McNeese's Elliott ties for 5th, misses out on NCAA Finals by one stroke

    McNeese's Elliott ties for 5th, misses out on NCAA Finals by one stroke

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-05-16 20:40:21 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Blake Elliott made McNeese men's golf history Wednesday, becoming the first Cowboy golfer to ever place in the top-five in the NCAA Regional round on the individual leaderboard when he tied for fifth place after posting a three-round score of 208 for 8-under par.   The junior was one stroke away from qualifying for the NCAA Championships as Ole Miss's Braden Thornberry finished at 9-under to earn the individual qualification.   Elliott was the top individual player (not...More >>
    Blake Elliott made McNeese men's golf history Wednesday, becoming the first Cowboy golfer to ever place in the top-five in the NCAA Regional round on the individual leaderboard when he tied for fifth place after posting a three-round score of 208 for 8-under par.   The junior was one stroke away from qualifying for the NCAA Championships as Ole Miss's Braden Thornberry finished at 9-under to earn the individual qualification.   Elliott was the top individual player (not...More >>
  • McNeese headed to College Station Regional

    McNeese headed to College Station Regional

    Monday, May 14 2018 4:48 PM EDT2018-05-14 20:48:37 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball will continue its season this weekend in College Station, Texas at the Texas A&M Regional as the 64-team NCAA Softball Tournament bracket was announced Sunday night. The four team regional tournament hosted by Texas A&M will also consist of Baylor and Prairie View. McNeese will make its second NCAA Tournament appearance in College Station after being sent to the region in 2005 where the Cowgirls won their first NCAA Regional game against C...

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    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball will continue its season this weekend in College Station, Texas at the Texas A&M Regional as the 64-team NCAA Softball Tournament bracket was announced Sunday night. The four team regional tournament hosted by Texas A&M will also consist of Baylor and Prairie View. McNeese will make its second NCAA Tournament appearance in College Station after being sent to the region in 2005 where the Cowgirls won their first NCAA Regional game against C...

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  • Cowboys complete sweep against Prairie View

    Cowboys complete sweep against Prairie View

    Monday, May 14 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-05-14 04:04:24 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese gave its five seniors a memorable sendoff in the final Sunday game of the season played at Joe Miller Ballpark as the Cowboys completed their first home sweep of the season after downing Prairie View 12-0 in a run-rule seven-inning game.   The win was the third straight for the Cowboys as they improve to 25-27 on the season. They'll close out their home slate on Tuesday night against Louisiana-Monroe then the regular season next Thursday through Satur...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese gave its five seniors a memorable sendoff in the final Sunday game of the season played at Joe Miller Ballpark as the Cowboys completed their first home sweep of the season after downing Prairie View 12-0 in a run-rule seven-inning game.   The win was the third straight for the Cowboys as they improve to 25-27 on the season. They'll close out their home slate on Tuesday night against Louisiana-Monroe then the regular season next Thursday through Satur...More >>
  • Ueckert deals as Cowboys win 10-6 on Saturday

    Ueckert deals as Cowboys win 10-6 on Saturday

    Saturday, May 12 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-05-13 03:47:50 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LAKE CHARLES – Cayne Ueckert threw five shutout innings while allowing just two hits with six strike outs and the McNeese offense scored all 10 of its runs in the first four innings as the Cowboys defeated Prairie View 10-6 on Saturday afternoon to take game two of the three-game weekend series while picking up the series win.   The Cowboys (24-27) will go for their first home weekend series sweep and second of the season on Sunday when the finale gets underway at 1 p.m. &n...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Cayne Ueckert threw five shutout innings while allowing just two hits with six strike outs and the McNeese offense scored all 10 of its runs in the first four innings as the Cowboys defeated Prairie View 10-6 on Saturday afternoon to take game two of the three-game weekend series while picking up the series win.   The Cowboys (24-27) will go for their first home weekend series sweep and second of the season on Sunday when the finale gets underway at 1 p.m. &n...More >>
  • Provenzano's four hit game helps Cowboys post 12-7 win over Prairie View

    Provenzano's four hit game helps Cowboys post 12-7 win over Prairie View

    Friday, May 11 2018 11:50 PM EDT2018-05-12 03:50:31 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese second baseman Joe Provenzano made a giant step towards history on Friday night when his four-hit game helped McNeese defeat Prairie View, 12-7, in the first game of a three-game baseball series. The 4-for-5 game raised his already team-high batting average to .339 on the season, more than 110 points higher than it was this time last month, as the Cowboys improved to 23-27 on the year. “I changed up my approach and am just seeing the ball a lot bet...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese second baseman Joe Provenzano made a giant step towards history on Friday night when his four-hit game helped McNeese defeat Prairie View, 12-7, in the first game of a three-game baseball series. The 4-for-5 game raised his already team-high batting average to .339 on the season, more than 110 points higher than it was this time last month, as the Cowboys improved to 23-27 on the year. “I changed up my approach and am just seeing the ball a lot bet...More >>
  • Cowgirls three-peat as SLC champions

    Cowgirls three-peat as SLC champions

    Friday, May 11 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-05-11 22:51:43 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball made Southland Conference Tournament history Friday by becoming the first team to win three consecutive Southland Conference Tournament titles after defeating Nicholls 4-2 to earn the Southland’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. “I’m excited for my kids right now,” said McNeese head coach James Landreneau. “Words will never describe how proud I am of the staying the course. Our girls never wavered, they just kept ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball made Southland Conference Tournament history Friday by becoming the first team to win three consecutive Southland Conference Tournament titles after defeating Nicholls 4-2 to earn the Southland’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. “I’m excited for my kids right now,” said McNeese head coach James Landreneau. “Words will never describe how proud I am of the staying the course. Our girls never wavered, they just kept ...More >>
  • Piancastelli's walk off sends McNeese to the Southland Conference Tournament title game

    Piancastelli's walk off sends McNeese to the Southland Conference Tournament title game

    Thursday, May 10 2018 3:20 PM EDT2018-05-10 19:20:33 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    A walk-off single to right-field from McNeese’s Erika Piancastelli sends the Cowgirls to the 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament championship at Joe Miller Field in Lake Charles, La. The back-to-back Southland tournament champion defeated No. 1 Nicholls 3-2 in eight innings Thursday to claim a spot in tomorrow’s championship, a 12 p.m. first pitch on ESPNU. The Colonels play the winner of No. 4 Southeastern Louisiana and No. 8 Sam Houston State at approximatel...More >>
    A walk-off single to right-field from McNeese’s Erika Piancastelli sends the Cowgirls to the 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament championship at Joe Miller Field in Lake Charles, La. The back-to-back Southland tournament champion defeated No. 1 Nicholls 3-2 in eight innings Thursday to claim a spot in tomorrow’s championship, a 12 p.m. first pitch on ESPNU. The Colonels play the winner of No. 4 Southeastern Louisiana and No. 8 Sam Houston State at approximatel...More >>
  • LSU run-rules McNeese in seven innings

    LSU run-rules McNeese in seven innings

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-05-10 02:10:52 GMT
    (Source: Gus Stark/LSU Athletics)(Source: Gus Stark/LSU Athletics)
    (Source: Gus Stark/LSU Athletics)(Source: Gus Stark/LSU Athletics)
    The LSU baseball team got the bats going early on Wednesday night, scoring 13 runs in the first four innings as the Tigers run-ruled McNeese State in seven innings, 13-3, at Alex Box Stadium. LSU advances to 29-20 on the season while McNeese State drops to 22-27. The Tigers will be at home this weekend for an SEC series matchup with Alabama. The series opener will be at Alex Box Stadium at 7 p.m. CT on Friday. Caleb Gilbert got the ball to start, but he struggled giving up thr...More >>
    The LSU baseball team got the bats going early on Wednesday night, scoring 13 runs in the first four innings as the Tigers run-ruled McNeese State in seven innings, 13-3, at Alex Box Stadium. LSU advances to 29-20 on the season while McNeese State drops to 22-27. The Tigers will be at home this weekend for an SEC series matchup with Alabama. The series opener will be at Alex Box Stadium at 7 p.m. CT on Friday. Caleb Gilbert got the ball to start, but he struggled giving up thr...More >>
  • Cowgirls swing past Stephen F. Austin in SLC quarterfinal matchup

    Cowgirls swing past Stephen F. Austin in SLC quarterfinal matchup

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-05-09 21:35:47 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    No. 3 McNeese advanced in the winners’ bracket with an 8-2 win over No. 2 Stephen F. Austin in game six of the 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament at Joe Miller Field in Lake Charles, La. Stephen F. Austin will meet No. 8 Sam Houston State at 6:30 p.m. CT tonight for an elimination game. The Cowgirls continue on in the winners’ bracket. They will meet No. 1 Nicholls at 11 a.m. CT on Thursday. McNeese jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning when...More >>
    No. 3 McNeese advanced in the winners’ bracket with an 8-2 win over No. 2 Stephen F. Austin in game six of the 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament at Joe Miller Field in Lake Charles, La. Stephen F. Austin will meet No. 8 Sam Houston State at 6:30 p.m. CT tonight for an elimination game. The Cowgirls continue on in the winners’ bracket. They will meet No. 1 Nicholls at 11 a.m. CT on Thursday. McNeese jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning when...More >>
  • McNeese rolls Northwestern State to open tourney play, 12-5

    McNeese rolls Northwestern State to open tourney play, 12-5

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-05-09 02:51:33 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    No. 3 McNeese rallied past No. 7 Northwestern State 12-5 in the last game of day one at the 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament at Joe Miller Field in Lake Charles, La. The Cowgirls and No. 2 Stephen F. Austin will play in the winners’ bracket at 1:30 p.m. CT tomorrow. The Lady Demons will face the loser of tomorrow’s 11 a.m. game between No. 1 Nicholls and No. 4 Southeastern Louisiana at 4 p.m. Wednesday. McNeese recorded 12 hits on the night and 14 walks, not...More >>
    No. 3 McNeese rallied past No. 7 Northwestern State 12-5 in the last game of day one at the 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament at Joe Miller Field in Lake Charles, La. The Cowgirls and No. 2 Stephen F. Austin will play in the winners’ bracket at 1:30 p.m. CT tomorrow. The Lady Demons will face the loser of tomorrow’s 11 a.m. game between No. 1 Nicholls and No. 4 Southeastern Louisiana at 4 p.m. Wednesday. McNeese recorded 12 hits on the night and 14 walks, not...More >>
  • Piancastelli four-peats as Southland Player of the Year

    Piancastelli four-peats as Southland Player of the Year

    Monday, May 7 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-05-07 21:21:42 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese utility player Erika Piancastelli is the 2018 Southland Conference Player of the Year, the league announced Monday with its all-conference teams. All yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. Piancastelli, one of the most prolific softball players in Southland history, becomes the first softball player to win Player of the Year all four years and is just the third to do so in any Southland sport. She joins ULM’s women’s basketball player Eun Jun Lee (19...More >>
    McNeese utility player Erika Piancastelli is the 2018 Southland Conference Player of the Year, the league announced Monday with its all-conference teams. All yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. Piancastelli, one of the most prolific softball players in Southland history, becomes the first softball player to win Player of the Year all four years and is just the third to do so in any Southland sport. She joins ULM’s women’s basketball player Eun Jun Lee (19...More >>
  • Cowboys score early to down Islanders 11-6 on Sunday

    Cowboys score early to down Islanders 11-6 on Sunday

    Sunday, May 6 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-05-06 22:50:34 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    CORPUS CHRISITI – McNeese got the early inning offense that has eluded it recently as the Cowboys scored all 11 of their runs in the first three innings, including an eight-run third to help them beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 11-6 here Sunday afternoon and winning the final game of the weekend series. Second baseman Joe Provenzano moved closer to school history with his 3-for-5 performance at the plate that included a single, double and a home run while knocking in five run...More >>
    CORPUS CHRISITI – McNeese got the early inning offense that has eluded it recently as the Cowboys scored all 11 of their runs in the first three innings, including an eight-run third to help them beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 11-6 here Sunday afternoon and winning the final game of the weekend series. Second baseman Joe Provenzano moved closer to school history with his 3-for-5 performance at the plate that included a single, double and a home run while knocking in five run...More >>
  • McNeese Earns No. 3 Seed in SLC Tournament

    McNeese Earns No. 3 Seed in SLC Tournament

    Sunday, May 6 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-05-06 20:18:43 GMT
    (Source: Southland Conference)(Source: Southland Conference)
    (Source: Southland Conference)(Source: Southland Conference)
    LAKE CHARLES—The 2018 Southland Conference Tournament field has been set and McNeese softball will enter this week’s tournament, May 8-11 in Lake Charles as the No. 3 seed behind regular season champion and No. 1 seed Nicholls and No. 2 seed Stephen F. Austin. Both Nicholls and Stephen F. Austin have a first round bye and will first take the field on Wednesday. Tickets for the tournament can be purchase online at mcneesesports.com or at the gate on the day of th...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—The 2018 Southland Conference Tournament field has been set and McNeese softball will enter this week’s tournament, May 8-11 in Lake Charles as the No. 3 seed behind regular season champion and No. 1 seed Nicholls and No. 2 seed Stephen F. Austin. Both Nicholls and Stephen F. Austin have a first round bye and will first take the field on Wednesday. Tickets for the tournament can be purchase online at mcneesesports.com or at the gate on the day of th...More >>
  • Islanders walk-off with 9-8 win over Cowboys

    Islanders walk-off with 9-8 win over Cowboys

    Saturday, May 5 2018 9:55 PM EDT2018-05-06 01:55:24 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    CORPUS CHRISTI – Jake Cochran and Carson Maxwell each drove in three runs, all three of Cochran’s coming on a sixth-inning bases loaded clearing double, and Maxwell’s final two RBIs scoring McNeese’s sixth and eighth runs of the game as the Cowboys rallied from a 6-0 deficit to grab an 8-6 late lead, but couldn’t hold on as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi got a one-out walk-off single by second baseman Jackson Owens to give the Islanders a 9-8 win and the we...More >>
    CORPUS CHRISTI – Jake Cochran and Carson Maxwell each drove in three runs, all three of Cochran’s coming on a sixth-inning bases loaded clearing double, and Maxwell’s final two RBIs scoring McNeese’s sixth and eighth runs of the game as the Cowboys rallied from a 6-0 deficit to grab an 8-6 late lead, but couldn’t hold on as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi got a one-out walk-off single by second baseman Jackson Owens to give the Islanders a 9-8 win and the we...More >>
  • McNeese wins on Senior Day, takes series from Southeastern

    McNeese wins on Senior Day, takes series from Southeastern

    Saturday, May 5 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-05-06 00:19:09 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball concluded its regular season finale with an 8-4 rubber game victory over Southeastern Louisiana Saturday on Senior Day as seniors Shanice Hagler, Shelbi Strickland, Hailey Drew, Morgan Catron, Erika Piancastelli, and Carleigh Chaumont were honored following the game. Like in the previous two game, SE La. took the early lead by taking advantage of a Cowgirl miscue in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. That lead lasted one Cowgirl batter long befo...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball concluded its regular season finale with an 8-4 rubber game victory over Southeastern Louisiana Saturday on Senior Day as seniors Shanice Hagler, Shelbi Strickland, Hailey Drew, Morgan Catron, Erika Piancastelli, and Carleigh Chaumont were honored following the game. Like in the previous two game, SE La. took the early lead by taking advantage of a Cowgirl miscue in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. That lead lasted one Cowgirl batter long befo...More >>
  • McNeese splits DH against Southeastern

    McNeese splits DH against Southeastern

    Friday, May 4 2018 11:53 PM EDT2018-05-05 03:53:36 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball split its Southland Conference doubleheader with Southeastern Louisiana here Friday night, dropping the first game 6-2 and taking the nightcap 11-4 in six innings. Both teams will conclude their regular season with a 12 p.m. rubber game which will determine the final seeding’s for both teams in next week’s Southland Conference Tournament.  Following Saturday’s game, seniors Shanice Hagler, Shelbi Strickland, Hailey Drew, Morg...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball split its Southland Conference doubleheader with Southeastern Louisiana here Friday night, dropping the first game 6-2 and taking the nightcap 11-4 in six innings. Both teams will conclude their regular season with a 12 p.m. rubber game which will determine the final seeding’s for both teams in next week’s Southland Conference Tournament.  Following Saturday’s game, seniors Shanice Hagler, Shelbi Strickland, Hailey Drew, Morg...More >>
  • Cowboys fall in game one against Texas A&M - CC, 9-4

    Cowboys fall in game one against Texas A&M - CC, 9-4

    Friday, May 4 2018 11:08 PM EDT2018-05-05 03:08:28 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Getting off to slow starts have been a thorn in the McNeese Cowboys’ side lately and that was no different on Friday night when the Cowboys fell behind early and was too much to overcome despite a late charge in a 9-4 loss to Corpus Christi in the first game of a Southland Conference baseball series. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 22-26 overall and 14-11 in league play. It was also the fourth consecutive conference loss while the Islanders improve...More >>
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Getting off to slow starts have been a thorn in the McNeese Cowboys’ side lately and that was no different on Friday night when the Cowboys fell behind early and was too much to overcome despite a late charge in a 9-4 loss to Corpus Christi in the first game of a Southland Conference baseball series. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 22-26 overall and 14-11 in league play. It was also the fourth consecutive conference loss while the Islanders improve...More >>
  • McNeese's Blake Elliott selected for NCAA Golf Regional at Texas A&M

    McNeese's Blake Elliott selected for NCAA Golf Regional at Texas A&M

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-05-03 01:51:11 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese Cowboy golfer Blake Elliott was announced on Wednesday as one of 45 individuals that have qualified to play in the 2018 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships. Elliott will be one of 10 individuals to join 13 teams at the Texas A&M Regional which will be played at the Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas May 14-16. The junior from Liberty Hill, Texas will be making his third straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament and the first playing as an individual. He was in the starting...More >>
    McNeese Cowboy golfer Blake Elliott was announced on Wednesday as one of 45 individuals that have qualified to play in the 2018 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships. Elliott will be one of 10 individuals to join 13 teams at the Texas A&M Regional which will be played at the Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas May 14-16. The junior from Liberty Hill, Texas will be making his third straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament and the first playing as an individual. He was in the starting...More >>
  • McNeese rallies for 11-8 win over HBU

    McNeese rallies for 11-8 win over HBU

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-05-02 01:04:18 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    For the second time in exactly two weeks, McNeese baseball rallied from an early game deficit and pounded out an 11-8 win over Houston Baptist in non-conference action on Tuesday. But unlike 14 days ago when the Cowboys scored seven third-inning runs to rally from a 6-1 deficit en route to an identical 11-8 win, on Tuesday, the Cowboys trailed 8-3 after six innings before swinging the sticks for eight of their 14 hits in the final three innings to rally for the victory. The win snap...

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    For the second time in exactly two weeks, McNeese baseball rallied from an early game deficit and pounded out an 11-8 win over Houston Baptist in non-conference action on Tuesday. But unlike 14 days ago when the Cowboys scored seven third-inning runs to rally from a 6-1 deficit en route to an identical 11-8 win, on Tuesday, the Cowboys trailed 8-3 after six innings before swinging the sticks for eight of their 14 hits in the final three innings to rally for the victory. The win snap...

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  • McNeese tennis to open NCAA Tournament play against sixth ranked Texas

    McNeese tennis to open NCAA Tournament play against sixth ranked Texas

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-05-01 23:39:51 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Two days after making school history by becoming the first McNeese women's tennis team to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, the Cowgirls learned of their destination on Tuesday afternoon when the NCAA released the 64-team tournament field that has them playing No. 6 seed Texas Longhorns. The match will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 11 at the Texas Tennis Center in Austin. Texas A&M will take on Rice at 10 a.m. to kick off the round. Th...More >>
    Two days after making school history by becoming the first McNeese women's tennis team to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, the Cowgirls learned of their destination on Tuesday afternoon when the NCAA released the 64-team tournament field that has them playing No. 6 seed Texas Longhorns. The match will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 11 at the Texas Tennis Center in Austin. Texas A&M will take on Rice at 10 a.m. to kick off the round. Th...More >>
  • Cowgirl tennis wins first-ever SLC championship

    Cowgirl tennis wins first-ever SLC championship

    Sunday, April 29 2018 10:15 PM EDT2018-04-30 02:15:47 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    BEAUMONT, Texas - The McNeese Cowgirl tennis squad made history on Sunday as they defeated Northwestern State 4-1 to secure their first Southland Conference tournament championship and first ever NCAA tournament berth. The NCAA will announce the brackets and seeding live on May 1 at 4 p.m. during their live selection show which can be found at ncaa.com. The Cowgirls (18-3) dominated the courts early against the Demons (16-9) in doubles action. At the number three line Pho...

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    BEAUMONT, Texas - The McNeese Cowgirl tennis squad made history on Sunday as they defeated Northwestern State 4-1 to secure their first Southland Conference tournament championship and first ever NCAA tournament berth. The NCAA will announce the brackets and seeding live on May 1 at 4 p.m. during their live selection show which can be found at ncaa.com. The Cowgirls (18-3) dominated the courts early against the Demons (16-9) in doubles action. At the number three line Pho...

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  • McNeese falls in game three, Sam Houston sweeps series

    McNeese falls in game three, Sam Houston sweeps series

    Sunday, April 29 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-04-29 23:46:26 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese got its offense going in Sunday’s finale against Sam Houston State. Unfortunately it didn’t get rolling until the seventh inning and the Cowboys trailing 7-1. McNeese smacked seven of its 10 hits in the final three innings and fell short 7-4 to the Bearkats and suffering its first home conference sweep since the 2009 season. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 20-24 overall and 14-10 in league play while the Bearkats improved to 31-13 and 18-3. ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese got its offense going in Sunday’s finale against Sam Houston State. Unfortunately it didn’t get rolling until the seventh inning and the Cowboys trailing 7-1. McNeese smacked seven of its 10 hits in the final three innings and fell short 7-4 to the Bearkats and suffering its first home conference sweep since the 2009 season. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 20-24 overall and 14-10 in league play while the Bearkats improved to 31-13 and 18-3. ...More >>
  • Cowgirl tennis battles back to advance to finals of SLC tournament

    Cowgirl tennis battles back to advance to finals of SLC tournament

    Saturday, April 28 2018 11:34 PM EDT2018-04-29 03:34:33 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    BEAUMONT, Texas – The McNeese tennis team fought back after dropping five of their first six singles sets to Sam Houston State to secure a 4-2 victory on Saturday, advancing the team to their first Southland Conference tournament finals appearance since 2004. The Cowgirls will face Northwestern State Sunday at 2 p.m. for the tournament championship while looking for their first ever NCAA berth. The Cowgirls (17-3) looked dominant in doubles play against Bearkats (14-6). Start...More >>
    BEAUMONT, Texas – The McNeese tennis team fought back after dropping five of their first six singles sets to Sam Houston State to secure a 4-2 victory on Saturday, advancing the team to their first Southland Conference tournament finals appearance since 2004. The Cowgirls will face Northwestern State Sunday at 2 p.m. for the tournament championship while looking for their first ever NCAA berth. The Cowgirls (17-3) looked dominant in doubles play against Bearkats (14-6). Start...More >>
  • McNeese Drops DH and conference series at SFA

    McNeese Drops DH and conference series at SFA

    Saturday, April 28 2018 11:29 PM EDT2018-04-29 03:29:48 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    NACOGDOCHES, Texas— McNeese softball stranded 20 base runners and struggled to get the timely hitting it needed while its pitching staff gave up a combined four home runs that accounted for 10 of the 15 Stephen F. Austin runs scored in a Southland Conference doubleheader loss (11-8, 4-3) Saturday.  The conference series loss is only the second series loss for McNeese this season after opening the conference schedule being swept at Central Arkansas. McNeese (34-18, 16-8 SL...More >>
    NACOGDOCHES, Texas— McNeese softball stranded 20 base runners and struggled to get the timely hitting it needed while its pitching staff gave up a combined four home runs that accounted for 10 of the 15 Stephen F. Austin runs scored in a Southland Conference doubleheader loss (11-8, 4-3) Saturday.  The conference series loss is only the second series loss for McNeese this season after opening the conference schedule being swept at Central Arkansas. McNeese (34-18, 16-8 SL...More >>
  • Cowboys start slow, fall 9-4 to Bearkats

    Cowboys start slow, fall 9-4 to Bearkats

    Saturday, April 28 2018 11:25 PM EDT2018-04-29 03:25:58 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese struggled early from the plate for the second straight game and it wasn’t until falling behind 6-0 before getting things going, but it was too little, too late as Sam Houston State took a 9-4 victory on Saturday to clinch the Southland Conference baseball series. McNeese (20-23, 14-9 SLC) will attempt to avoid the sweep against the Bearkats (30-13, 17-3) in Sundays finale beginning at 1 p.m. SHSU snapped a scoreless tie in the third inning with a t...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese struggled early from the plate for the second straight game and it wasn’t until falling behind 6-0 before getting things going, but it was too little, too late as Sam Houston State took a 9-4 victory on Saturday to clinch the Southland Conference baseball series. McNeese (20-23, 14-9 SLC) will attempt to avoid the sweep against the Bearkats (30-13, 17-3) in Sundays finale beginning at 1 p.m. SHSU snapped a scoreless tie in the third inning with a t...More >>
  • Former McNeese WR Kent Shelby heads to L.A. Chargers

    Former McNeese WR Kent Shelby heads to L.A. Chargers

    Saturday, April 28 2018 9:28 PM EDT2018-04-29 01:28:31 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Former McNeese wide receiver, Kent Shelby is headed to the LA Chargers as an undrafted free agent. The New Orleans native finished his career at McNeese ranked eighth on the school’s career list with 11 touchdown catches, 17th with 80 career receptions and 18th with 1,285 career receiving yards.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Former McNeese wide receiver, Kent Shelby is headed to the LA Chargers as an undrafted free agent. The New Orleans native finished his career at McNeese ranked eighth on the school’s career list with 11 touchdown catches, 17th with 80 career receptions and 18th with 1,285 career receiving yards.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Piancastelli sets home run record in McNeese’s 5-0 win over SFA

    Piancastelli sets home run record in McNeese’s 5-0 win over SFA

    Friday, April 27 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-04-28 02:31:50 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    NACOGDOCHES, Texas— Senior Erika Piancastelli broke the Southland’s career home run record, sophomore Alexsandra Flores returned home to throw a gem, and McNeese softball clinched a berth in the Southland Conference Tournament with a 5-0, game one victory at Stephen F. Austin Friday night. The series will conclude Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at noon. Both games will be streamed on Facebook Live and live stats will also be provided. 

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    NACOGDOCHES, Texas— Senior Erika Piancastelli broke the Southland’s career home run record, sophomore Alexsandra Flores returned home to throw a gem, and McNeese softball clinched a berth in the Southland Conference Tournament with a 5-0, game one victory at Stephen F. Austin Friday night. The series will conclude Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at noon. Both games will be streamed on Facebook Live and live stats will also be provided. 

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  • Cowboys' rally comes up short in 4-3 loss to Sam Houston State

    Cowboys' rally comes up short in 4-3 loss to Sam Houston State

    Friday, April 27 2018 10:09 PM EDT2018-04-28 02:09:22 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese waited a little too late to get the bats going on Friday night in the opening game of a Southland Conference baseball series against first place Sam Houston State as the Bearkats jumped on top 4-0 behind a couple of Clayton Harp home runs before McNeese rallied in the eighth to close the gap, but one run too short in a 4-3 loss. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 20-22 on the season and 14-8 in conference play while the Bearkats improved to 29-13 and 16-3 in...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese waited a little too late to get the bats going on Friday night in the opening game of a Southland Conference baseball series against first place Sam Houston State as the Bearkats jumped on top 4-0 behind a couple of Clayton Harp home runs before McNeese rallied in the eighth to close the gap, but one run too short in a 4-3 loss. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 20-22 on the season and 14-8 in conference play while the Bearkats improved to 29-13 and 16-3 in...More >>
  • McNeese baseball feeling confident following win at ULM

    McNeese baseball feeling confident following win at ULM

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    McNeese has won 10 of its last 13 games following a 2-11 start to the season.

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    McNeese has won 10 of its last 13 games following a 2-11 start to the season.

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  • McNeese women's basketball adds former Louisiana College coach Patrece Carter to staff

    McNeese women's basketball adds former Louisiana College coach Patrece Carter to staff

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 3:36 PM EDT2018-04-25 19:36:22 GMT
    (Source: Louisiana College)(Source: Louisiana College)
    (Source: Louisiana College)(Source: Louisiana College)
    McNeese head women’s basketball coach Kacie Cryer recently announced the addition of former Louisiana College head coach Patrece Carter to her staff.  “What an awesome day it is for our Cowgirl Basketball program to finally announce the addition to our staff with Coach Patrece Carter,” Cryer said. “Patrece is a tremendous person, coach, role model and leader and McNeese and our program is very lucky to have her. She brings head coaching experience from bo...More >>
    McNeese head women’s basketball coach Kacie Cryer recently announced the addition of former Louisiana College head coach Patrece Carter to her staff.  “What an awesome day it is for our Cowgirl Basketball program to finally announce the addition to our staff with Coach Patrece Carter,” Cryer said. “Patrece is a tremendous person, coach, role model and leader and McNeese and our program is very lucky to have her. She brings head coaching experience from bo...More >>
  • McNeese rallies in ninth before downing ULM in extras

    McNeese rallies in ninth before downing ULM in extras

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:20:50 GMT
    (Source: KTVE)(Source: KTVE)
    (Source: KTVE)(Source: KTVE)
    McNeese made the most of a couple of ninth-inning miscues by Louisiana-Monroe to tie the game at 3-3, then scored four runs in the top of the 11th to win 7-3 and post the seventh victory in the last eight games. The win improved the Cowboys’ record to 20-21 on the season as they’ll next host Southland Conference front-runner Sam Houston State Friday-Sunday in a series that has first place implications. Trailing 3-1, Shane Selman snapped a 21-game home run drought to lead...More >>
    McNeese made the most of a couple of ninth-inning miscues by Louisiana-Monroe to tie the game at 3-3, then scored four runs in the top of the 11th to win 7-3 and post the seventh victory in the last eight games. The win improved the Cowboys’ record to 20-21 on the season as they’ll next host Southland Conference front-runner Sam Houston State Friday-Sunday in a series that has first place implications. Trailing 3-1, Shane Selman snapped a 21-game home run drought to lead...More >>
  • McNeese men's basketball coach, Heath Schroyer introduces 2018-19 staff

    McNeese men's basketball coach, Heath Schroyer introduces 2018-19 staff

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:37 PM EDT2018-04-24 02:37:53 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – New McNeese men’s basketball head coach Heath Schroyer introduced his 2018-19 basketball staff to the media, including the final piece to the puzzle with the hiring of Jalen Courtney to complete his coaching staff. Courtney comes to McNeese after spending the last three years on staff at Mississippi State where he served as a graduate assistant and also as the team’s video coordinator. The Jackson, Mississippi native signed to play basketball at LSU ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – New McNeese men’s basketball head coach Heath Schroyer introduced his 2018-19 basketball staff to the media, including the final piece to the puzzle with the hiring of Jalen Courtney to complete his coaching staff. Courtney comes to McNeese after spending the last three years on staff at Mississippi State where he served as a graduate assistant and also as the team’s video coordinator. The Jackson, Mississippi native signed to play basketball at LSU ...More >>
  • McNeese beats NSU 4-3 to win weekend series

    McNeese beats NSU 4-3 to win weekend series

    Sunday, April 22 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-04-22 22:39:03 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES - McNeese won its sixth game in the last seven outings in large part to the relief pitching effort by Zach Rider who threw 4.1 innings and allowed just one run and four hits to pick up his second win of the season as the Cowboys downed Northwestern State 4-3 on Sunday to capture the Southland Conference baseball series. The win improved McNeese's record to 19-21 overall, but more importantly, 14-7 in conference play and back into a tie for second place in the league stan...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES - McNeese won its sixth game in the last seven outings in large part to the relief pitching effort by Zach Rider who threw 4.1 innings and allowed just one run and four hits to pick up his second win of the season as the Cowboys downed Northwestern State 4-3 on Sunday to capture the Southland Conference baseball series. The win improved McNeese's record to 19-21 overall, but more importantly, 14-7 in conference play and back into a tie for second place in the league stan...More >>
  • Cowgirls sweep series with Lamar

    Cowgirls sweep series with Lamar

    Saturday, April 21 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-04-22 01:02:29 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    BEAUMONT, Texas— McNeese softball came out aggressive at the plate and on the base paths to defeat Lamar 10-6 in the final game of the series to complete the sweep here Saturday to improve to 33-16 overall and 15-6 in the SLC. The loss drops Lamar to 24-24 overall and 9-12 in the SLC. The Cowgirls picked up 14 hits in the game, the second most in a game this season. A total of 10 Cowgirls picked up at least one hit in the game with Justyce McClain leading the way with three. Er...More >>
    BEAUMONT, Texas— McNeese softball came out aggressive at the plate and on the base paths to defeat Lamar 10-6 in the final game of the series to complete the sweep here Saturday to improve to 33-16 overall and 15-6 in the SLC. The loss drops Lamar to 24-24 overall and 9-12 in the SLC. The Cowgirls picked up 14 hits in the game, the second most in a game this season. A total of 10 Cowgirls picked up at least one hit in the game with Justyce McClain leading the way with three. Er...More >>
  • McNeese falls in game two against NSU, 9-4

    McNeese falls in game two against NSU, 9-4

    Saturday, April 21 2018 8:56 PM EDT2018-04-22 00:56:41 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Northwestern State scores six runs in the first two innings off of seven hits, then kept McNeese from clawing back into the game after stranding five Cowboy runners in scoring position as the Demons captured game two of the Southland Conference baseball series by a 9-4 score on Saturday. The two teams will play the rubber match at 1 on Sunday as the Cowboys (18-21, 13-7 SLC) will start Tyler Wesley (3-2, 4.54 ERA) on the mound. NSU (21-18, 9-8) is expected to thr...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Northwestern State scores six runs in the first two innings off of seven hits, then kept McNeese from clawing back into the game after stranding five Cowboy runners in scoring position as the Demons captured game two of the Southland Conference baseball series by a 9-4 score on Saturday. The two teams will play the rubber match at 1 on Sunday as the Cowboys (18-21, 13-7 SLC) will start Tyler Wesley (3-2, 4.54 ERA) on the mound. NSU (21-18, 9-8) is expected to thr...More >>
  • Provenzano hits walk-off in the 13th as McNeese tops NSU

    Provenzano hits walk-off in the 13th as McNeese tops NSU

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:11:09 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Joe Provenzano was one of several heroes in McNeese’s Friday night Southland Conference game against Northwestern State as his walk-off double with no outs in the bottom of the 13th inning scored Shane Selman to give the Cowboys a 2-1 win in the series opener. Provenzano’s game-winning hit capped off a night where the two Anderson brothers – Grant and Aidan – combined to throw the full 13 innings, striking out a school-record 18 batters wh...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Joe Provenzano was one of several heroes in McNeese’s Friday night Southland Conference game against Northwestern State as his walk-off double with no outs in the bottom of the 13th inning scored Shane Selman to give the Cowboys a 2-1 win in the series opener. Provenzano’s game-winning hit capped off a night where the two Anderson brothers – Grant and Aidan – combined to throw the full 13 innings, striking out a school-record 18 batters wh...More >>
  • McNeese sweeps doubleheader at Lamar

    McNeese sweeps doubleheader at Lamar

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-04-21 03:47:37 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    BEAUMONT, Texas—McNeese softball picked up a Southland Conference doubleheader here Friday (6-4, 5-2) over Lamar to secure the series. The final game of the series is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday. With the win, McNeese improves to 32-16 overall and 14-6 in the SLC. Lamar falls to 24-23 overall and 9-11 in the SLC. McNeese combined to pick up 20 hits on the day including seven doubles and two home runs. The Cowgirls opened the series with 12 hits in game one then picked up eig...

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    BEAUMONT, Texas—McNeese softball picked up a Southland Conference doubleheader here Friday (6-4, 5-2) over Lamar to secure the series. The final game of the series is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday. With the win, McNeese improves to 32-16 overall and 14-6 in the SLC. Lamar falls to 24-23 overall and 9-11 in the SLC. McNeese combined to pick up 20 hits on the day including seven doubles and two home runs. The Cowgirls opened the series with 12 hits in game one then picked up eig...

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Sarah Jurakova

    Sports Person of the Week - Sarah Jurakova

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:08:09 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    "Sarah is someone who really brings the team up,” Helena Besovic said. “She works very hard, very dedicated."   Sarah Jurakova is having a remarkable season. The senior finished 11-0 in conference play and helped lead her team to a Southland conference championship after a sweep over Nicholls, for the first time in program history.   "It was really amazing because it was my last match ever at home, it was my senior day,” Sarah Jurakova said. ...More >>
    "Sarah is someone who really brings the team up,” Helena Besovic said. “She works very hard, very dedicated."   Sarah Jurakova is having a remarkable season. The senior finished 11-0 in conference play and helped lead her team to a Southland conference championship after a sweep over Nicholls, for the first time in program history.   "It was really amazing because it was my last match ever at home, it was my senior day,” Sarah Jurakova said. ...More >>
  • Cowgirls fall to No. 22 UL Lafayette, 5-3

    Cowgirls fall to No. 22 UL Lafayette, 5-3

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-04-19 03:47:52 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball missed a few opportunities to score more runs in a game that saw several outstanding defensive plays from both teams in a 5-3 loss to 22nd ranked UL Lafayette here Wednesday night. “We knew we were going to face a good UL Lafayette team and they lived up to it,” said McNeese head coach James Landreneau. “When we were able to put people on, they made some key defensive plays and Summer (Ellyson) did a good job of keeping us off bal...

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    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball missed a few opportunities to score more runs in a game that saw several outstanding defensive plays from both teams in a 5-3 loss to 22nd ranked UL Lafayette here Wednesday night. “We knew we were going to face a good UL Lafayette team and they lived up to it,” said McNeese head coach James Landreneau. “When we were able to put people on, they made some key defensive plays and Summer (Ellyson) did a good job of keeping us off bal...

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  • McNeese overcomes slow start to down Houston Baptist, 11-8

    McNeese overcomes slow start to down Houston Baptist, 11-8

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 12:16 AM EDT2018-04-18 04:16:24 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese slapped a season-high 16 hits and matched an inning-high with seven runs in the third inning as the Cowboys rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat Southland Conference foe Houston Baptist, 11-7, in a non-conference tilt on Tuesday night. The win was the fourth straight for the Cowboys (17-20) and seventh victory in the last 10 outings. HBU fell to 16-21 on the season. Peyton McLemore (1-1) picked up the win in relief effort after he threw three scoreless and hitless ...More >>
    McNeese slapped a season-high 16 hits and matched an inning-high with seven runs in the third inning as the Cowboys rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat Southland Conference foe Houston Baptist, 11-7, in a non-conference tilt on Tuesday night. The win was the fourth straight for the Cowboys (17-20) and seventh victory in the last 10 outings. HBU fell to 16-21 on the season. Peyton McLemore (1-1) picked up the win in relief effort after he threw three scoreless and hitless ...More >>
  • McNeese's Dustin Duhon named Southland and LSWA hitter of the week

    McNeese's Dustin Duhon named Southland and LSWA hitter of the week

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:08 AM EDT2018-04-17 04:08:45 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese catcher Dustin Duhon had a career week at the plate, and because of that, the junior from Moss Bluff has been named this week’s Southland Conference and Louisiana Sports Writers Baseball Hitter of the Week. Duhon slugged .688 for the week, going 11-for-16 in four games at the plate. He set a career-high with five singles at Louisiana-Lafayette last Tuesday to start the week, then over the weekend, helped the Cowboys sweep UNO in a Southland Conference baseball series a...More >>
    McNeese catcher Dustin Duhon had a career week at the plate, and because of that, the junior from Moss Bluff has been named this week’s Southland Conference and Louisiana Sports Writers Baseball Hitter of the Week. Duhon slugged .688 for the week, going 11-for-16 in four games at the plate. He set a career-high with five singles at Louisiana-Lafayette last Tuesday to start the week, then over the weekend, helped the Cowboys sweep UNO in a Southland Conference baseball series a...More >>
  • McNeese men's hoops adds two more to signing class

    McNeese men's hoops adds two more to signing class

    Monday, April 16 2018 2:50 PM EDT2018-04-16 18:50:35 GMT

    New McNeese basketball coach Heath Schroyer has announced the signing of two players that will join the Cowboys for the 2018-19 season – Kevin Hunt, a 6-3 guard out of the College of Central Florida; and Jeremy Harrell, a 6-7 forward out of Southwest Mississippi College. The duo brings the total number of signees to seven for Schroyer’s first class as McNeese’s head coach. Hunt, a native of Little Rock, will have three years of eligibility remaining to play f...

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    New McNeese basketball coach Heath Schroyer has announced the signing of two players that will join the Cowboys for the 2018-19 season – Kevin Hunt, a 6-3 guard out of the College of Central Florida; and Jeremy Harrell, a 6-7 forward out of Southwest Mississippi College. The duo brings the total number of signees to seven for Schroyer’s first class as McNeese’s head coach. Hunt, a native of Little Rock, will have three years of eligibility remaining to play f...

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  • Cowboys sweep series against UNO

    Cowboys sweep series against UNO

    Monday, April 16 2018 12:17 AM EDT2018-04-16 04:17:38 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    The junior catcher tied a single-game school record with three doubles in game one of a doubleheader, added a fourth double on the day in game two, and completed the DH hitting 6-for-8 in helping lead McNeese to a doubleheader sweep over UNO by scores of 9-6 and 9-7, as well as capturing the Southland Conference series sweep. The victories improve the Cowboys to 12-6 in league play, 16-20 overall, while UNO falls to 17-20 and 7-11. McNeese also swept the Privateers for the fifth stra...More >>
    The junior catcher tied a single-game school record with three doubles in game one of a doubleheader, added a fourth double on the day in game two, and completed the DH hitting 6-for-8 in helping lead McNeese to a doubleheader sweep over UNO by scores of 9-6 and 9-7, as well as capturing the Southland Conference series sweep. The victories improve the Cowboys to 12-6 in league play, 16-20 overall, while UNO falls to 17-20 and 7-11. McNeese also swept the Privateers for the fifth stra...More >>
  • Cowgirls win SLC tennis championship for the first time ever

    Cowgirls win SLC tennis championship for the first time ever

    Sunday, April 15 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-04-16 00:29:50 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese tennis squad swept Southland Conference foe Nicholls on Sunday to secure at least a share of its first Southland Conference Championship in program history. The victory also clinched the overall number one seed going into the Southland Conference tournament which will be played April 27-29 in Beaumont. McNeese, who ended the regular season with a 15-3 overall record, posted a 10-1 league mark and matching the most conference w...

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    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese tennis squad swept Southland Conference foe Nicholls on Sunday to secure at least a share of its first Southland Conference Championship in program history. The victory also clinched the overall number one seed going into the Southland Conference tournament which will be played April 27-29 in Beaumont. McNeese, who ended the regular season with a 15-3 overall record, posted a 10-1 league mark and matching the most conference w...

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  • Cowgirls pick up their 30th win and take series from Nicholls

    Cowgirls pick up their 30th win and take series from Nicholls

    Saturday, April 14 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-04-14 21:24:21 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball manufactured runs when it needed to and came away with a 7-3 rubber game win over Nicholls Saturday to pick up an important Southland Conference series 2-1 that moved the Cowgirls into a first place tie in the league standings.  The win is also McNeese’s 30th of the season to improve to 30-15 overall and 12-6 in the SLC. The 30-win season is the 10th straight for the program. The loss drops Nicholls to 27-13 overall and 12-6 in the SLC. ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball manufactured runs when it needed to and came away with a 7-3 rubber game win over Nicholls Saturday to pick up an important Southland Conference series 2-1 that moved the Cowgirls into a first place tie in the league standings.  The win is also McNeese’s 30th of the season to improve to 30-15 overall and 12-6 in the SLC. The 30-win season is the 10th straight for the program. The loss drops Nicholls to 27-13 overall and 12-6 in the SLC. ...More >>
  • Cowgirls split doubleheader with SLC-leading Nicholls

    Cowgirls split doubleheader with SLC-leading Nicholls

    Saturday, April 14 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-04-14 04:15:17 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Cowgirls split a doubleheader with Nicholls on Friday, April 13. Game one of the doubleheader went to the Colonels, who scored five home runs and run-ruled the cowgirls, 10-2. Game two, the cowgirls returned the favor. McNeese scored 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, run-ruling the Colonels 14-5 in five innings. Game three is Saturday, April 3 at noon.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Cowgirls split a doubleheader with Nicholls on Friday, April 13. Game one of the doubleheader went to the Colonels, who scored five home runs and run-ruled the cowgirls, 10-2. Game two, the cowgirls returned the favor. McNeese scored 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, run-ruling the Colonels 14-5 in five innings. Game three is Saturday, April 3 at noon.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Maxwell swipes home as Cowboys win game one over UNO

    Maxwell swipes home as Cowboys win game one over UNO

    Saturday, April 14 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-04-14 04:03:22 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Carson Maxwell’s game-tying double in the seventh inning was only the precursor to bigger things when two batters later and Maxwell standing on third, the third baseman straight up stole home with two outs to give McNeese a 3-2 lead and eventually the win over New Orleans in game one of a three-game Southland Conference baseball series. Aidan Anderson, who seems to have rooted himself at the team’s closer, picked up his third save in his last five outings as he worked out...More >>
    Carson Maxwell’s game-tying double in the seventh inning was only the precursor to bigger things when two batters later and Maxwell standing on third, the third baseman straight up stole home with two outs to give McNeese a 3-2 lead and eventually the win over New Orleans in game one of a three-game Southland Conference baseball series. Aidan Anderson, who seems to have rooted himself at the team’s closer, picked up his third save in his last five outings as he worked out...More >>
  • McNeese coach Heath Schroyer discussing changing the culture with his 2018 signing class

    McNeese coach Heath Schroyer discussing changing the culture with his 2018 signing class

    McNeese first-year basketball head coach Heath Schroyer signed five players on the first day of national signing day.

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    McNeese first-year basketball head coach Heath Schroyer signed five players on the first day of national signing day.

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  • Cowgirls upset No. 16 Baylor on the road, 7-3

    Cowgirls upset No. 16 Baylor on the road, 7-3

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 8:12 PM EDT2018-04-12 00:12:07 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese softball bounced back from a 10-2 run rule loss at 16th ranked Baylor on Tuesday with a 7-3 win on Wednesday to snap the Bears’ five-game winning streak. McNeese (28-14) took the early lead by scoring three runs in the second inning on two hits. A leadoff walk by Lauren Brown eventually turned into the first Cowgirl run as Brown made her way around the base path and eventually scored on a sacrifice bunt by Tayler Strother. A Justyce McClain single to left center brought...More >>
    McNeese softball bounced back from a 10-2 run rule loss at 16th ranked Baylor on Tuesday with a 7-3 win on Wednesday to snap the Bears’ five-game winning streak. McNeese (28-14) took the early lead by scoring three runs in the second inning on two hits. A leadoff walk by Lauren Brown eventually turned into the first Cowgirl run as Brown made her way around the base path and eventually scored on a sacrifice bunt by Tayler Strother. A Justyce McClain single to left center brought...More >>
  • McNeese's Schroyer signs five in first signing class

    McNeese's Schroyer signs five in first signing class

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-04-11 23:44:19 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese first-year basketball head coach Heath Schroyer signed five players on the first day of national signing day, all four being targets since his first day on the job and all who he expects to make an immediate impact. Signing on Wednesday were Tykeem Anderson, a 6-3 guard from Trinidad State and a native of Ruston; Roydell Brown, a 6-5 guard/forward from Southwest College and of Harvey; Shamarkus Kennedy, a 6-8 forward from Chipola College and a native of Tuscaloosa; Will Robin...More >>
    McNeese first-year basketball head coach Heath Schroyer signed five players on the first day of national signing day, all four being targets since his first day on the job and all who he expects to make an immediate impact. Signing on Wednesday were Tykeem Anderson, a 6-3 guard from Trinidad State and a native of Ruston; Roydell Brown, a 6-5 guard/forward from Southwest College and of Harvey; Shamarkus Kennedy, a 6-8 forward from Chipola College and a native of Tuscaloosa; Will Robin...More >>
  • McNeese women's basketball signs three players on signing day

    McNeese women's basketball signs three players on signing day

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-04-11 20:18:48 GMT
    McNeese women's basketball head coach Kacie Cryer added to her 2018-19 squad with the addition of Damilola (Dami) Balogun, Jamara Levy and Maddisen Martin who signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.   Balogun, a 6-0, forward from Lagos, Nigeria comes to the Cowgirls from Bossier Parish Community College.   "I chose McNeese because I feel it is a great opportunity to further my education," said Balogun. "I also appreciated the persistence of ...More >>
    McNeese women's basketball head coach Kacie Cryer added to her 2018-19 squad with the addition of Damilola (Dami) Balogun, Jamara Levy and Maddisen Martin who signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.   Balogun, a 6-0, forward from Lagos, Nigeria comes to the Cowgirls from Bossier Parish Community College.   "I chose McNeese because I feel it is a great opportunity to further my education," said Balogun. "I also appreciated the persistence of ...More >>
  • Menard wins 200 as DeRidder downs Westlake

    Menard wins 200 as DeRidder downs Westlake

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Menard wins 200 as DeRidder shuts out Westlake, 4-0.

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    Menard wins 200 as DeRidder shuts out Westlake, 4-0.

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  • Cajuns hold off Cowboys 12-10 on Tuesday

    Cajuns hold off Cowboys 12-10 on Tuesday

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:59 PM EDT2018-04-11 03:59:34 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    LAFAYETTE – An inning of offensive brilliance couldn’t hold up for McNeese as the Cowboys squandered a three-run, sixth inning lead to fall 12-10 to Louisiana-Lafayette in a midweek baseball contest on Tuesday night in front of 4,761 fans. A 4-6-3 triple-play turned by UL Lafayette in the top of the seventh inning with runners on first and second for the Cowboys, put a stamp on the type of game it was for McNeese. “That one was one me,” said head coach Justin...

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    LAFAYETTE – An inning of offensive brilliance couldn’t hold up for McNeese as the Cowboys squandered a three-run, sixth inning lead to fall 12-10 to Louisiana-Lafayette in a midweek baseball contest on Tuesday night in front of 4,761 fans. A 4-6-3 triple-play turned by UL Lafayette in the top of the seventh inning with runners on first and second for the Cowboys, put a stamp on the type of game it was for McNeese. “That one was one me,” said head coach Justin...

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  • Cowgirls Improve After Downing Cardinals

    Cowgirls Improve After Downing Cardinals

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:25 PM EDT2018-04-11 03:25:46 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese Cowgirls kept their hopes alive for their first-ever women's tennis Southland Conference championship after downing Lamar by a 5-2 score on Tuesday afternoon at the Nancy Hank Tennis Center. 

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    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese Cowgirls kept their hopes alive for their first-ever women's tennis Southland Conference championship after downing Lamar by a 5-2 score on Tuesday afternoon at the Nancy Hank Tennis Center. 

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  • Baylor softball run rules McNeese State

    Baylor softball run rules McNeese State

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-04-11 03:19:18 GMT

    No. 16/17 Baylor softball (25-9, 3-3 Big 12) had a strong showing in the opening game of a two-game midweek set with McNeese State (27-14, 10-5 Southland), running away with a 10-2 (6) win over the Cowgirls on Tuesday evening at Getterman Stadium.

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    No. 16/17 Baylor softball (25-9, 3-3 Big 12) had a strong showing in the opening game of a two-game midweek set with McNeese State (27-14, 10-5 Southland), running away with a 10-2 (6) win over the Cowgirls on Tuesday evening at Getterman Stadium.

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  • McNeese Falls to 16th Ranked Baylor, 10-2

    McNeese Falls to 16th Ranked Baylor, 10-2

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:11 PM EDT2018-04-11 03:11:57 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    WACO, Texas—Sixteenth-ranked Baylor scored seven runs in the sixth inning to hand McNeese softball a 10-2, six-inning loss Tuesday in the first game of the non-conference series. The two team will meet again at 4 p.m. Wednesday in a game that will be televised on Fox Southwest (Channel 38) Suddenlink in the Lake Charles area.  The loss drops McNeese to 27-14 overall while Baylor improves to 25-9 overall. McNeese picked up a total of eight hits. Erika Piancastelli and Bren...More >>
    WACO, Texas—Sixteenth-ranked Baylor scored seven runs in the sixth inning to hand McNeese softball a 10-2, six-inning loss Tuesday in the first game of the non-conference series. The two team will meet again at 4 p.m. Wednesday in a game that will be televised on Fox Southwest (Channel 38) Suddenlink in the Lake Charles area.  The loss drops McNeese to 27-14 overall while Baylor improves to 25-9 overall. McNeese picked up a total of eight hits. Erika Piancastelli and Bren...More >>
  • Cowboys visit Ragin' Cajuns on Tuesday

    Cowboys visit Ragin' Cajuns on Tuesday

    Monday, April 9 2018 9:36 PM EDT2018-04-10 01:36:03 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    LAFAYETTE – McNeese baseball will head east on Interstate 10 on Tuesday for an out of conference game against in-state rival Louisiana-Lafayette.   First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. at Louisiana-Lafayette M.L. "Teague" Moore Field at Russo Park. 

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    LAFAYETTE – McNeese baseball will head east on Interstate 10 on Tuesday for an out of conference game against in-state rival Louisiana-Lafayette.   First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. at Louisiana-Lafayette M.L. "Teague" Moore Field at Russo Park. 

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  • Cowgirls prep for two-game series with Baylor

    Cowgirls prep for two-game series with Baylor

    Monday, April 9 2018 9:35 PM EDT2018-04-10 01:35:19 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball will step out of Southland Conference action for midweek games at #16/17 Baylor on Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday’s 4 p.m. game will be televised on Fox Southwest (Suddenlink- channel 38) in the Lake Charles area.  Tuesday’s 5 p.m. game will be streamed on Fox Sports Plus and live stats will be available for both contest. Links can be found on mcneesesports.com. The games will be the second and third meetings this season. Mc...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball will step out of Southland Conference action for midweek games at #16/17 Baylor on Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday’s 4 p.m. game will be televised on Fox Southwest (Suddenlink- channel 38) in the Lake Charles area.  Tuesday’s 5 p.m. game will be streamed on Fox Sports Plus and live stats will be available for both contest. Links can be found on mcneesesports.com. The games will be the second and third meetings this season. Mc...More >>
  • Cowboys win series with ACU after a 6-2 victory in game three

    Cowboys win series with ACU after a 6-2 victory in game three

    Sunday, April 8 2018 10:30 PM EDT2018-04-09 02:30:39 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Tyler Wesley is solidifying his status as one of the top Sunday starting pitchers in the Southland Conference for McNeese. That was strengthened this Sunday when the senior kept the league’s top-hitting team out of sync for most of his 6.2 innings pitched, and guided the Cowboys to a 6-2 win over Abilene Christian while capturing the weekend series two games to one. “He was the story of the game,” said head coach Justin Hill about Wesley who ha...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Tyler Wesley is solidifying his status as one of the top Sunday starting pitchers in the Southland Conference for McNeese. That was strengthened this Sunday when the senior kept the league’s top-hitting team out of sync for most of his 6.2 innings pitched, and guided the Cowboys to a 6-2 win over Abilene Christian while capturing the weekend series two games to one. “He was the story of the game,” said head coach Justin Hill about Wesley who ha...More >>
  • Cowboys fall 9-3 to ACU on Saturday

    Cowboys fall 9-3 to ACU on Saturday

    Saturday, April 7 2018 8:13 PM EDT2018-04-08 00:13:09 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Abilene Christian scored six of its nine runs in the final three innings as McNeese was never able to get into an offensive rhythm in a 9-3 loss to the Wildcats on a blustery cold Saturday afternoon at Joe Miller Ballpark. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 12-19 overall and 8-6 in Southland Conference play while ACU improved to 15-14 and 3-11 in the league. McNeese will go for the series win on Sunday with a 1 o’clock start. It’s also Kids Day as kids ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Abilene Christian scored six of its nine runs in the final three innings as McNeese was never able to get into an offensive rhythm in a 9-3 loss to the Wildcats on a blustery cold Saturday afternoon at Joe Miller Ballpark. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 12-19 overall and 8-6 in Southland Conference play while ACU improved to 15-14 and 3-11 in the league. McNeese will go for the series win on Sunday with a 1 o’clock start. It’s also Kids Day as kids ...More >>
  • Cowgirls sweep series with Islanders

    Cowgirls sweep series with Islanders

    Saturday, April 7 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-04-07 21:50:33 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball completed its Southland Conference series sweep over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Joe Miller Field Saturday with a 10-2 (5 inning) run rule win and senior Erika Piancastelli added two more career records to her long list of accomplishments. “We did a good job today. Settle got us in an out pretty quick,” said McNeese head coach James Landreneau. “We were able to get some base runners on quick. J-Mac (Justyce McClain) and Erika ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball completed its Southland Conference series sweep over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Joe Miller Field Saturday with a 10-2 (5 inning) run rule win and senior Erika Piancastelli added two more career records to her long list of accomplishments. “We did a good job today. Settle got us in an out pretty quick,” said McNeese head coach James Landreneau. “We were able to get some base runners on quick. J-Mac (Justyce McClain) and Erika ...More >>
  • Cowgirls sweep Islanders in doubleheader

    Cowgirls sweep Islanders in doubleheader

    Saturday, April 7 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-04-07 04:14:07 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball picked up a Southland Conference doubleheader win (5-3, 9-0/5 innings) over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi here Friday night at Joe Miller Park to claim its fourth SLC series of the season and improved to 26-13 overall and 9-5 in league play. The series will conclude with a single game at 1 p.m. Saturday. “Saldivar (Alexandria) thrives in that situation. She has been swinging the bat well, we were just waiting for the right opportunity to get h...

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    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball picked up a Southland Conference doubleheader win (5-3, 9-0/5 innings) over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi here Friday night at Joe Miller Park to claim its fourth SLC series of the season and improved to 26-13 overall and 9-5 in league play. The series will conclude with a single game at 1 p.m. Saturday. “Saldivar (Alexandria) thrives in that situation. She has been swinging the bat well, we were just waiting for the right opportunity to get h...

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  • Rogers' homer lifts Cowboys to game one win over ACU

    Rogers' homer lifts Cowboys to game one win over ACU

    Friday, April 6 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-04-07 00:39:25 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)
    McNeese first baseman Mitchell Rogers was instructed by head coach Justin Hill, prior to him stepping into the batter’s box, not to try to hit a home run with a runner on second and one out in the bottom of the seventh inning with the Cowboys trailing 2-1.,  The bat didn’t listen as Rogers connected on a first-pitch slider that sent the ball over the left field wall to give McNeese a 3-2 lead and eventually a one-run win over Abilene Christian in the first game of a ...More >>
    McNeese first baseman Mitchell Rogers was instructed by head coach Justin Hill, prior to him stepping into the batter’s box, not to try to hit a home run with a runner on second and one out in the bottom of the seventh inning with the Cowboys trailing 2-1.,  The bat didn’t listen as Rogers connected on a first-pitch slider that sent the ball over the left field wall to give McNeese a 3-2 lead and eventually a one-run win over Abilene Christian in the first game of a ...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Morgan Woods

    Sports Person of the Week - Morgan Woods

    Friday, April 6 2018 2:31 PM EDT2018-04-06 18:31:01 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese Javelin thrower Morgan Woods never thought she would be competing at the collegiate level, especially when she first started in high school. "My first two years I got second to last every meet and I was really bad,” Morgan Woods said. “Then my junior year, I just jumped 30 feet and got second in state. Then, got second in state my senior year, but I still didn't think I was good." But McNeese thought otherwise, and Woods has proven the Pokes correct. T...More >>
    McNeese Javelin thrower Morgan Woods never thought she would be competing at the collegiate level, especially when she first started in high school. "My first two years I got second to last every meet and I was really bad,” Morgan Woods said. “Then my junior year, I just jumped 30 feet and got second in state. Then, got second in state my senior year, but I still didn't think I was good." But McNeese thought otherwise, and Woods has proven the Pokes correct. T...More >>
  • Cowboys slide past LSUA in midweek game, 9-4

    Cowboys slide past LSUA in midweek game, 9-4

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-04-05 02:22:57 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Carson Maxwell drove in four runs, including a third inning bases loaded, three-run double and Tyler Wesley threw a perfect fourth and fifth inning to get the win out of the bullpen as McNeese defeated LSU-Alexandria 9-4 in mid-week baseball action on Wednesday night at Joe Miller Ballpark. The win improved the Cowboys’ record to 11-18 on the season and will host Abilene Christian for a three-game Southland Conference series beginning Friday at 6 p.m. LSUA fell to 17-18 on the ...More >>
    Carson Maxwell drove in four runs, including a third inning bases loaded, three-run double and Tyler Wesley threw a perfect fourth and fifth inning to get the win out of the bullpen as McNeese defeated LSU-Alexandria 9-4 in mid-week baseball action on Wednesday night at Joe Miller Ballpark. The win improved the Cowboys’ record to 11-18 on the season and will host Abilene Christian for a three-game Southland Conference series beginning Friday at 6 p.m. LSUA fell to 17-18 on the ...More >>
  • Southland Conference adds home run derby to baseball tournament week

    Southland Conference adds home run derby to baseball tournament week

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-04-04 20:54:18 GMT
    (Source: McNeese sports)(Source: McNeese sports)
    (Source: McNeese sports)(Source: McNeese sports)
    The Southland Conference will host its inaugural home run derby at Constellation Field to kick off the 2018 Southland Baseball Tournament in Sugar Land, Texas. The event, which will include fireworks displays, is free to the public and will take place on Tuesday, May 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT.   The home run derby will feature one select player from each of the eight participating tournament teams. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the No. 8 seed team’s batter be...More >>
    The Southland Conference will host its inaugural home run derby at Constellation Field to kick off the 2018 Southland Baseball Tournament in Sugar Land, Texas. The event, which will include fireworks displays, is free to the public and will take place on Tuesday, May 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT.   The home run derby will feature one select player from each of the eight participating tournament teams. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the No. 8 seed team’s batter be...More >>
  • #14 LSU run-rules McNeese, 9-1

    #14 LSU run-rules McNeese, 9-1

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 11:18 PM EDT2018-04-04 03:18:33 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES— McNeese softball fell 9-1 to 14th ranked LSU in five innings Tuesday night in a game that saw the Tigers score seven of their nine runs off five home runs in front of a Cowgirl Diamond record crowd of 1,228. “They got a couple of people on and put some good swings on some pitches,” said head coach James Landreneau. “You got to tip your hat to them, they came out ready to attack and they made good contact.” McNeese (24-13) used three pitche...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES— McNeese softball fell 9-1 to 14th ranked LSU in five innings Tuesday night in a game that saw the Tigers score seven of their nine runs off five home runs in front of a Cowgirl Diamond record crowd of 1,228. “They got a couple of people on and put some good swings on some pitches,” said head coach James Landreneau. “You got to tip your hat to them, they came out ready to attack and they made good contact.” McNeese (24-13) used three pitche...More >>
  • McNeese prepares for #13 LSU

    McNeese prepares for #13 LSU

    Monday, April 2 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-04-03 03:19:34 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LAKE CHARLES- McNeese softball returns to Cowgirl Diamond Tuesday, April 3 to host nationally ranked LSU. First pitch is set for 6:07 p.m. and the game will be televised on Cox Sports. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the Jack Doland Fieldhouse until 5 p.m. Tuesday or fans may purchase them online at mcneesesports.com. Gates will open at 4 p.m. and fans may also purchase tickets there as long as they are available.  It’s the second meeting of the season ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES- McNeese softball returns to Cowgirl Diamond Tuesday, April 3 to host nationally ranked LSU. First pitch is set for 6:07 p.m. and the game will be televised on Cox Sports. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the Jack Doland Fieldhouse until 5 p.m. Tuesday or fans may purchase them online at mcneesesports.com. Gates will open at 4 p.m. and fans may also purchase tickets there as long as they are available.  It’s the second meeting of the season ...More >>
  • McNeese falls to Texas, 5-4

    McNeese falls to Texas, 5-4

    Monday, April 2 2018 11:18 PM EDT2018-04-03 03:18:10 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    AUSTIN, Texas – Texas took advantage of three McNeese errors in the third inning to score three unearned runs, then held off the Cowboys for a 5-4 win Monday night in the first meeting between the two teams since the 2002 season. McNeese (10-18) trailed 5-0 after four innings but made a charge beginning in the fifth inning when Andrew Bryan blasted a two-run home run after Dustin Duhon led-off the inning with a double. That made it a 5-2 game. Following Bryan’s homer, Ja...

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    AUSTIN, Texas – Texas took advantage of three McNeese errors in the third inning to score three unearned runs, then held off the Cowboys for a 5-4 win Monday night in the first meeting between the two teams since the 2002 season. McNeese (10-18) trailed 5-0 after four innings but made a charge beginning in the fifth inning when Andrew Bryan blasted a two-run home run after Dustin Duhon led-off the inning with a double. That made it a 5-2 game. Following Bryan’s homer, Ja...

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  • McNeese takes series against Northwestern State

    McNeese takes series against Northwestern State

    Saturday, March 31 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-04-01 01:33:07 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    NATCHITOCHES—McNeese softball split a doubleheader against Northwestern State Saturday to win the Southland Conference series 2-1. McNeese dropped the first game 6-2 before picking up the final game of the series by a 5-1 score. McNeese improved to 24-12 overall and 7-5 in the SLC while Northwestern State fell to 21-11 overall and 9-3 in the SLC. In the opening game, Northwestern State used the long ball to score five of its six runs. Cayla Jones gave the Lady Demons the early...

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    NATCHITOCHES—McNeese softball split a doubleheader against Northwestern State Saturday to win the Southland Conference series 2-1. McNeese dropped the first game 6-2 before picking up the final game of the series by a 5-1 score. McNeese improved to 24-12 overall and 7-5 in the SLC while Northwestern State fell to 21-11 overall and 9-3 in the SLC. In the opening game, Northwestern State used the long ball to score five of its six runs. Cayla Jones gave the Lady Demons the early...

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  • Cowboys drop series following 9-1 loss to SLU on Saturday

    Cowboys drop series following 9-1 loss to SLU on Saturday

    Saturday, March 31 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-03-31 23:38:53 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Southeastern Louisiana’s Kyle Schimpf provided all the runs the Lions would need on Saturday in a 9-1 win over McNeese, as Schimpf’s first inning grand slam set the tone for the Lions to win the Southland Conference series two games to one. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 10-17 overall and 7-5 in league play while SLU improved to 21-10 and 9-3. McNeese will return to action on Monday when it visits Texas at 6:30 in a game that will be televised on the...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Southeastern Louisiana’s Kyle Schimpf provided all the runs the Lions would need on Saturday in a 9-1 win over McNeese, as Schimpf’s first inning grand slam set the tone for the Lions to win the Southland Conference series two games to one. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 10-17 overall and 7-5 in league play while SLU improved to 21-10 and 9-3. McNeese will return to action on Monday when it visits Texas at 6:30 in a game that will be televised on the...More >>
  • King rules Southeastern in Cowboys game two win

    King rules Southeastern in Cowboys game two win

    Friday, March 30 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-03-31 03:47:46 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Bryan King was magnificent in his seven innings of work on the mound for McNeese on Friday night against Southeastern Louisiana after he allowed just two unearned runs and struck out five batters, and pinch-hitter Carson Maxwell’s RBI double in the seventh inning put the Cowboys on top for good in a 5-2 win over the Lions in the second game of the Southland Conference series. Jacob Stracner put a stamp on the win with a two-run home run in the bottom of the...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Bryan King was magnificent in his seven innings of work on the mound for McNeese on Friday night against Southeastern Louisiana after he allowed just two unearned runs and struck out five batters, and pinch-hitter Carson Maxwell’s RBI double in the seventh inning put the Cowboys on top for good in a 5-2 win over the Lions in the second game of the Southland Conference series. Jacob Stracner put a stamp on the win with a two-run home run in the bottom of the...More >>
  • McNeese defeats Northwestern State 5-3 in series opener

    McNeese defeats Northwestern State 5-3 in series opener

    Friday, March 30 2018 10:00 PM EDT2018-03-31 02:00:27 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    A four-run fourth inning including home runs by Erika Piancastelli and Brenique Wright along with a complete game by Alexsandra Flores helped McNeese softball to a 5-3 Southland Conference opening series win here Friday night. The series will conclude with a doubleheader Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.  McNeese (23-11, 6-4 SLC) and Northwestern State (20-10, 8-2 SLC) both had five hits apiece. The Cowgirls had five different players pick up one hit apiece. Besides Piancastelli and ...More >>
    A four-run fourth inning including home runs by Erika Piancastelli and Brenique Wright along with a complete game by Alexsandra Flores helped McNeese softball to a 5-3 Southland Conference opening series win here Friday night. The series will conclude with a doubleheader Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.  McNeese (23-11, 6-4 SLC) and Northwestern State (20-10, 8-2 SLC) both had five hits apiece. The Cowgirls had five different players pick up one hit apiece. Besides Piancastelli and ...More >>
  • Jones, Soto set track ablaze in 5k at Florida Relays

    Jones, Soto set track ablaze in 5k at Florida Relays

    Friday, March 30 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-03-30 19:44:48 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    GAINSVILLE, Florida – McNeese distance runner Nathan Jones posted the second-fastest time in the 5,000-meters in school history when he clocked a first-place time and nation's fastest mark of 14:02.59 on Thursday night to cap the first day of the Pepsi Florida Relays. That mark, a new personal record by 13 seconds, was 12 seconds off the meet record in an event that has featured some of the best distance runners in the country over the years. Teammate Enrique So...

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    GAINSVILLE, Florida – McNeese distance runner Nathan Jones posted the second-fastest time in the 5,000-meters in school history when he clocked a first-place time and nation's fastest mark of 14:02.59 on Thursday night to cap the first day of the Pepsi Florida Relays. That mark, a new personal record by 13 seconds, was 12 seconds off the meet record in an event that has featured some of the best distance runners in the country over the years. Teammate Enrique So...

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  • McNeese prepares for Southland leader Northwestern State this weekend

    McNeese prepares for Southland leader Northwestern State this weekend

    Friday, March 30 2018 12:00 AM EDT2018-03-30 04:00:38 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball returns to its Southland Conference schedule this weekend when the Cowgirls will travel to Natchitoches to take on league-leading Northwestern State (20-9, 8-1 SLC) in a three-game series. The series will begin with a single game at 6 p.m. Friday before concluding with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday. Live streaming and live stats will be available with links located on mcneesesports.com. McNeese (22-11, 5-4 SLC) is coming off a 9-6 non-conf...

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    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball returns to its Southland Conference schedule this weekend when the Cowgirls will travel to Natchitoches to take on league-leading Northwestern State (20-9, 8-1 SLC) in a three-game series. The series will begin with a single game at 6 p.m. Friday before concluding with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday. Live streaming and live stats will be available with links located on mcneesesports.com. McNeese (22-11, 5-4 SLC) is coming off a 9-6 non-conf...

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  • Lions edge Cowboys 5-4 in series opener

    Lions edge Cowboys 5-4 in series opener

    Thursday, March 29 2018 11:58 PM EDT2018-03-30 03:58:58 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese had its chances against Southeastern Louisiana in the opening game of a three game Southland Conference series on Thursday night, but base running miscues and excessive walks hampered the Cowboys in a 5-4 loss. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 9-16 overall and 6-4 in conference play while SLU improved to 20-9 and 8-2. Game two of the series will take place on Friday with a 6 p.m. first pitch. McNeese trailed 4-2 going to the bottom of the sixth inning wh...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese had its chances against Southeastern Louisiana in the opening game of a three game Southland Conference series on Thursday night, but base running miscues and excessive walks hampered the Cowboys in a 5-4 loss. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 9-16 overall and 6-4 in conference play while SLU improved to 20-9 and 8-2. Game two of the series will take place on Friday with a 6 p.m. first pitch. McNeese trailed 4-2 going to the bottom of the sixth inning wh...More >>
  • South Alabama downs McNeese in back-and-forth game

    South Alabama downs McNeese in back-and-forth game

    Thursday, March 29 2018 12:21 AM EDT2018-03-29 04:21:50 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    After two lightning delays, five lead changes and two ties, South Alabama walked away with a 9-6 softball victory here Wednesday night in a game that lasted four hours and snapped McNeese’s five-game winning streak. McNeese (22-11) led 6-5 after the fifth inning but South Alabama (18-14) scored four runs in the sixth with three of their four runs coming off solo home runs by Kristian Foster, Lyric Cabral and Haleigh Lowe. The home runs are the first of the season for all three ...More >>
    After two lightning delays, five lead changes and two ties, South Alabama walked away with a 9-6 softball victory here Wednesday night in a game that lasted four hours and snapped McNeese’s five-game winning streak. McNeese (22-11) led 6-5 after the fifth inning but South Alabama (18-14) scored four runs in the sixth with three of their four runs coming off solo home runs by Kristian Foster, Lyric Cabral and Haleigh Lowe. The home runs are the first of the season for all three ...More >>
  • McNeese adds Michael Dubose to coaching staff

    McNeese adds Michael Dubose to coaching staff

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-03-29 03:19:26 GMT
    (Source: Chiploa Junior College)(Source: Chiploa Junior College)
    (Source: Chiploa Junior College)(Source: Chiploa Junior College)
    LAKE CHARLES – New McNeese men’s basketball head coach Heath Schroyer has added another piece to the rebuilding of the Cowboys’ basketball program with the hiring of Michael Dubose as an assistant coach. Dubose comes to Lake Charles from Chipola College where he spent the past two seasons in helping guide the Indians to 44 wins over that span, including a 22-8 record this past year and an appearance in the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 State Championship game. “I have...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – New McNeese men’s basketball head coach Heath Schroyer has added another piece to the rebuilding of the Cowboys’ basketball program with the hiring of Michael Dubose as an assistant coach. Dubose comes to Lake Charles from Chipola College where he spent the past two seasons in helping guide the Indians to 44 wins over that span, including a 22-8 record this past year and an appearance in the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 State Championship game. “I have...More >>
  • McNeese basketball adds UTEP transfer Trey Touchet

    McNeese basketball adds UTEP transfer Trey Touchet

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-03-28 21:43:26 GMT
    (Source: UTEP Athletics)(Source: UTEP Athletics)
    (Source: UTEP Athletics)(Source: UTEP Athletics)
    It was known Heath Schroyer would begin turning over the McNeese roster with new players. On Tuesday, the Cowboys added a Louisiana native to next year's team. UTEP senior guard Trey Touchet announced on Facebook that he is transferring to McNeese.  "New Home! Excited about the opportunity at McNeese State for my senior year," Touchet said in his post. The 6'2 guard was known for his ability to shoot and play defense. Touchet averaged 2.3 points...More >>
    It was known Heath Schroyer would begin turning over the McNeese roster with new players. On Tuesday, the Cowboys added a Louisiana native to next year's team. UTEP senior guard Trey Touchet announced on Facebook that he is transferring to McNeese.  "New Home! Excited about the opportunity at McNeese State for my senior year," Touchet said in his post. The 6'2 guard was known for his ability to shoot and play defense. Touchet averaged 2.3 points...More >>
  • McNeese finishes seventh as Ragin' Cajuns win Lake Charles Invitational

    McNeese finishes seventh as Ragin' Cajuns win Lake Charles Invitational

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 12:45 AM EDT2018-03-28 04:45:54 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Sutton Farmer shot a 5-under 67 on the final day of the Lake Charles Invitational here Tuesday morning to lead McNeese who shot the day's second-lowest round as a team at 4-under par to finish the event in a tie for seventh in the 11-team field.   Louisiana-Lafayette ran away with the team title with a three round total of 7-under par with scores of 286-283-281, beating out No. 39 Marquette by seven strokes.   Stephen F. Austin finished third with a score of 870. Lamar follo...More >>
    Sutton Farmer shot a 5-under 67 on the final day of the Lake Charles Invitational here Tuesday morning to lead McNeese who shot the day's second-lowest round as a team at 4-under par to finish the event in a tie for seventh in the 11-team field.   Louisiana-Lafayette ran away with the team title with a three round total of 7-under par with scores of 286-283-281, beating out No. 39 Marquette by seven strokes.   Stephen F. Austin finished third with a score of 870. Lamar follo...More >>
  • Late runs doom McNeese in 9-2 loss to Louisiana Tech

    Late runs doom McNeese in 9-2 loss to Louisiana Tech

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 12:13 AM EDT2018-03-28 04:13:53 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Joe Provenzano reached a rare milestone on Tuesday night against Louisiana Tech when his first inning single through the third base and shortstop hole gave him his 200th career base hit, something only seven other Cowboys in school history have been able to do.   Unfortunately for the senior second baseman, McNeese (9-15) was unable to hold off a charging Bulldog team who put up six runs in the ninth inning to prevail 9-2 over the Cowboys.   "It's a testament ...More >>
    Joe Provenzano reached a rare milestone on Tuesday night against Louisiana Tech when his first inning single through the third base and shortstop hole gave him his 200th career base hit, something only seven other Cowboys in school history have been able to do.   Unfortunately for the senior second baseman, McNeese (9-15) was unable to hold off a charging Bulldog team who put up six runs in the ninth inning to prevail 9-2 over the Cowboys.   "It's a testament ...More >>
  • McNeese 2018 Pro Day Results

    McNeese 2018 Pro Day Results

    Thursday, March 22 2018 3:59 PM EDT2018-03-22 19:59:16 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    McNeese's Pro Day kicked off early Wednesday morning with 11 former Cowboys aiming to impress scouts from the Bears, Raiders, Redskins, Saints and Seahawks. Wide receiver Kent Shelby was the standout from the day thanks to his measurements and on-field workout. Shelby was measured at 6'2" and 205 pounds, which is a few pounds lighter than his playing weight. Shelby didn't wow scouts with any of his drill results, but they were on par with many NFL hopefuls at the combine. As a ...

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    McNeese's Pro Day kicked off early Wednesday morning with 11 former Cowboys aiming to impress scouts from the Bears, Raiders, Redskins, Saints and Seahawks. Wide receiver Kent Shelby was the standout from the day thanks to his measurements and on-field workout. Shelby was measured at 6'2" and 205 pounds, which is a few pounds lighter than his playing weight. Shelby didn't wow scouts with any of his drill results, but they were on par with many NFL hopefuls at the combine. As a ...

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  • Frank Scelfo named head football coach at Southeastern

    Frank Scelfo named head football coach at Southeastern

    Frank Scelfo has been named Southeastern University's new head football coach.

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    Frank Scelfo has been named Southeastern University's new head football coach.

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  • Southland Conference Announces Preseason All-Conference Football Teams

    Southland Conference Announces Preseason All-Conference Football Teams

    Thursday, July 13 2017 3:31 PM EDT2017-07-13 19:31:54 GMT
    (Source: Southland Conference)(Source: Southland Conference)
    The Southland Conference has released its preseason All-Conference teams. Central Arkansas and Sam Houston State led the way in the 2017 Southland Football Preseason All-Conference selections, the league announced Thursday. The Bears earned a dozen selections while the Bearkats earned eleven. McNeese and Stephen F. Austin follow, both earning eight selections. Copyright KPLC 2017. All rights reserved. More >>
    The Southland Conference has released its preseason All-Conference teams. Central Arkansas and Sam Houston State led the way in the 2017 Southland Football Preseason All-Conference selections, the league announced Thursday. The Bears earned a dozen selections while the Bearkats earned eleven. McNeese and Stephen F. Austin follow, both earning eight selections. Copyright KPLC 2017. All rights reserved. More >>
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  • Police: Wounded middle school student in critical condition

    Police: Wounded middle school student in critical condition

    Saturday, May 26 2018 3:53 AM EDT2018-05-26 07:53:30 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:04 AM EDT2018-05-26 08:04:36 GMT
    (Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP). Law enforcement officers walk outside Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., after a shooting on Friday, May 25, 2018. A male student opened fire at the suburban Indianapolis school wounding a...(Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP). Law enforcement officers walk outside Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., after a shooting on Friday, May 25, 2018. A male student opened fire at the suburban Indianapolis school wounding a...
    Authorities say a female student wounded in an Indianapolis-area middle school shooting is in critical condition and a teacher who was also shot is in good condition.More >>
    Authorities say a female student wounded in an Indianapolis-area middle school shooting is in critical condition and a teacher who was also shot is in good condition.More >>
  • Teacher who confronted Indiana school shooter lauded as hero

    Teacher who confronted Indiana school shooter lauded as hero

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:02 AM EDT2018-05-25 14:02:40 GMT
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    Authorities have detained someone in what they described as an "active shooter" situation at a suburban Indianapolis middle school.More >>
    Authorities have detained someone in what they described as an "active shooter" situation at a suburban Indianapolis middle school.More >>
  • The Latest: Girl critical after Indiana school shooting

    The Latest: Girl critical after Indiana school shooting

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:22 AM EDT2018-05-25 14:22:49 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 3:56 AM EDT2018-05-26 07:56:29 GMT
    Authorities say two victims in a shooting at a suburban Indianapolis hospital are being taken to a hospital and the lone suspect is in custody.More >>
    Authorities say two victims in a shooting at a suburban Indianapolis hospital are being taken to a hospital and the lone suspect is in custody.More >>
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