Top-seeded McNeese continued its unbeaten run in the league’s postseason, claiming its ninth-straight Southland Conference Tournament victory by a 12-6 margin over No. 8 UIW on Thursday evening at Joe Miller Ballpark.
McNeese track and field has officially qualified 10 athletes in eight events for the 2022 NCAA East Preliminary Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships to be held MCwoay 25-28 in Bloomington, Indiana and hosted by Indiana University.
For McNeese, making it to the NCAA tournament is nothing new. The Cowgirls are in regional play for the fifth time since 2016 and the eighth time overall. Cowgirl coach James Landreneau is ready to move back the goal post for his program.
The Cowgirls have received their regional designation as the three seed in the Evanston Regional. McNeese is joined by three other schools from the midwest, which is what surprised McNeese coach James Landreneau about the draw.
The McNeese Cowboys (30-21, 15-9 SLC) clinched the fifth outright Southland Conference regular-season championship in program history—its first since 2017—after coming back from a 7-0 first-inning deficit to sweep Houston Baptist (18-33, 11-12 SLC) 14-9, at Husky Field, Saturday Afternoon.
Kade Hunter’s career day led the McNeese offensive push as he hit two home runs (including a grand slam) and six RBI, as McNeese (29-21, 14-9 SLC) took down Houston Baptist (18-33, 11-12 SLC) in seven innings, Friday afternoon at Husky Field.
McNeese softball defended its Southland Conference Tournament title here Friday with a 10-4 win over Southeastern to earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament that begins next week. The tournament title is the seventh overall for McNeese and fourth under sixth-year head coach James Landreneau.
Highlighted by Payton Harden’s career-high five hits and six RBI, along with his first homer of the year, McNeese (28-21, 13-9 SLC) needed just five innings to put up 23 runs en route to a 23-5 run-rule victory over Houston Baptist (18-32, 11-11 SLC) in seven innings, Thursday afternoon at Husky Field.
For the second straight day McNeese softball picked up an extra-inning win and for the second straight day, Freshman Crislyne Moreno picks up the game-winning hit to advance the Cowgirls to Friday’s Southland Conference Tournament Championship game scheduled at 12 p.m. Friday.
Freshman Crislyne Moreno came up with the biggest hit of her young career here Wednesday with a walk-off single to right field in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift McNeese over Northwestern State 6-5 in the Cowgirls opening game of the Southland Conference Tournament.
Three months after hoisting the Southland Conference Indoor Track and Field championship trophy for the first time ever, history repeated itself for the McNeese Cowgirls on Sunday when they recorded a school record 189 points to win the outdoor championship, also the first in school history.
Despite dropping a home series against Northwestern State, the Cowboys are still in good shape heading into the last weekend of the regular season. McNeese is still tied for first in the Southland with Southeastern and now travels to HBU looking for redemption and a top seed in the tournament.
McNeese softball, the 2022 regular season Southland Conference champs and the No. 1 seed in this week’s conference tournament, placed eight players including three superlative honors on the SLC All-Conference team, the league announced Monday.
The final home game of the season at ‘The Jeaux’ lived up to its billing as the McNeese Cowboys (27-21, 12-9 SLC) scored 10 unanswered to take down Northwestern State (23-24, 11-10 SLC) 10-4 on senior day, Sunday at Joe Miller Ballpark.
McNeese softball clinched the outright Southland Conference regular-season title here Saturday with a 3-0 win over Nicholls to complete the series sweep. The title is the seventh regular-season title and the first since 2017.
After trading runs all night, the McNeese Cowboys (26-21, 11-9 SLC) fell 5-4 to Northwestern State (23-23, 10-10 SLC) in 10 innings Saturday night at Joe Miller Ballpark. The Cowboys now sit in a five-way tie atop the league standings.
McNeese softball clinched the No. 1 seed in next week’s Southland Conference Tournament and at least a tie for the SLC regular-season title Friday night with its doubleheader sweep over Nicholls, taking the opening game 3-1 and the nightcap 7-0.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that Joe Dumars, a Hall of Fame player, distinguished team executive and NBA champion with more than 30 years of experience in the league, has been appointed Executive Vice President, Head of Basketball Operations. Dumars will begin with the league office on May 9 and report to Byron Spruell, President, League Operations.
In a season-high 19 hit output, the McNeese Cowboys (25-19, 11-7) had its 8-game conference winning streak snapped after a 13-11 loss to Texas A&M - Corpus Christi (21-24, 6-12) Sunday afternoon at Chapman Field.
The McNeese baseball team (24-18, 10-6) continued its winning ways with a 7-2 win over Texas A&M - Corpus Christi (20-23, 5-11) Friday night at Chapman Field. The Pokes won their seventh-straight conference game and have held their opponents to four runs or fewer in each game during that span.
McNeese softball picked up its 30th win of the season behind a four-hit shutout gem by Ashley Vallejo along with solid defense Wednesday night in a 3-0 win over Louisiana-Monroe to improve to 30-18 on the season.
Jil Poullard’s solo home run in the fourth inning spoiled LSU’s Shelbi Sunseri’s no-hitter and shutout Tuesday night but the No. 19 Tigers’ offensive power was too much in its 10-1 (5 innings) win over McNeese. The home run for Poullard is her team-leading seventh of the season.
The Pokes win again. For the second-straight weekend, the McNeese Cowboys (23-17, 9-6) were able to finish off a three-game sweep, this time defeating Southeastern (17-23, 7-8) by a score of 8-4 in Sunday’s series finale at Joe Miller Ballpark.
One night after their epic 11th-inning victory, the McNeese Cowboys did it again, Brad Burckel hit a walk-off two-run blast over the left-field wall in the bottom of the ninth to clinch the series for McNeese (22-17, 8-6) against Southeastern (17-22, 7-7), 6-4, Saturday night at Joe Miller Ballpark. The Cowboys now sit in a three-way tie atop the conference standings.
McNeese softball completed its series sweep over Lamar Saturday afternoon at Joe Miller Field at Cowgirl Diamond with an 8-1 win in game one of a doubleheader followed by a 7-3 nightcap win to improve to 29-17 on the season. Lamar falls to 9-30 overall.
Southeastern intentionally walked Reid Bourque to face Kade Morris with one out with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning… Morris called game. A walk-off grand slam by Kade Morris and a stellar outing by Grant Rogers led McNeese (21-17, 7-6) to a 7-3, 11-inning win over Southeastern (17-21, 7-6) in game one at Joe Miller Ballpark. The win moves McNeese into a six-way tie for first place in the conference.
An early Tiger lead and missed opportunities caused McNeese softball to fall 1-7 to LSU Tuesday night at Joe Miller Field at Cowgirl Diamond. The game had the second-largest crowd in Cowgirl Diamond history.
McNeese basketball made a splash this week by signing Walker Timme, the younger brother of Gonzaga star Drew Timme. The 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward out of Richardson, Texas will be part of McNeese’s 2022 signing class.
McNeese football hasn’t had a player selected in the NFL Draft since 2009, defensive end Isaiah Chambers hopes to change that. Despite only being a Cowboy for two seasons, Chambers leaves a legacy as one of the most dominant pass rushers in school history with 17.5 sacks, good for eighth all-time among Cowboys. That type of production was a goal after leaving the University of Houston.
McNeese’s 4x400-meter relay team clocked its fastest race in 37 years when the quartet team of Richard Lee, Ondray Miles, Terrill Banks and Jalon White ran a 3:07.77 to capture first place at Saturday’s Southeastern Strawberry Relays.
It was all Cowboys all weekend long as McNeese (19-16, 6-6) completed the sweep of Incarnate Word (15-17, 5-7) 11-1 in seven innings, Saturday afternoon at Joe Miller Ballpark. McNeese scored all 11 runs in innings 2-5 while holding UIW to just three hits on the day.
In the eleventh, Julian Gonzales stepped up to the plate with two outs, and the bases loaded and drove home Harden with a single off the first basemen to win the ballgame and earn Gonzales his first career walk-off.
McNeese softball split Friday’s doubleheader with Northwestern State to take the Southland Conference series 2-1. A single insurance run led the Cowgirls (26-16, SLC 10-2) to a 3-2 seven-inning victory over the Lady Demons (25-17, SLC 7-5) in the first game. In the nightcap, missed opportunities and a tie-breaking six-run fifth inning gave Northwestern a lead the Cowgirls were unable to challenge resulting in a 3-8 loss to the Lady Demons.