Cowboys hold on to beat UNO

By Tom Annino - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - It shouldn't be that stressful.

But it was.

McNeese State took a five run lead into the ninth inning and gave up four runs.  Luckily for the Pokes, they were able to hold on and defeat the University of New Orleans, 12-11.

Steven Irvine led the way for McNeese with a big offensive night.  He went 3-4 with 4 RBI, 3 runs scored, and a home run.

Jace Peterson also had a good game for MSU.  He went 3-5 with 2 RBI, 4 runs scored, and a home run.

Terry Burrows' squad jumped out to a 6-0 lead after just two innings.  But the Privateers were able to hang in there and keep the game close.

The Cowboys will now have their first three-game Southland Conference series of 2010.  They will play on the road against Northwestern State from March 12th through 14th.

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