In-state rivalries, power 5 matchups highlight Southeastern’s rugged 2019 baseball schedule

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HAMMOND, La. – Double-digit games against NCAA postseason participants, including games at Power 5 opponents LSU, Mississippi State and Oklahoma State, and home series against both Southland Conference regular season champion Sam Houston State and tournament champ Northwestern State highlight another challenging schedule for Southeastern Louisiana in 2019.

The Lions open the 2019 season at home with a three-game series against Louisiana Tech (Feb. 15-17) before traveling down the road to Baton Rouge, Louisiana for a midweek contest at LSU (Feb. 19). Returning to Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field, Southeastern hosts former College World Series Cinderella Stony Brook in a weekend series (Feb. 22-24).

Closing out the season’s opening month is a pair of midweek games, Feb. 26 at home against UL Lafayette and Feb. 27 at Mississippi State.

After the game in Starkville, Mississippi, the Lions travel to Troy (March 1-3) for a three-game series before returning home for a pair of midweek contests against ULM (March 5-6).

Southeastern opens conference play at home against Central Arkansas (March 8-10), stepping out of conference the next weekend for its trip to Stillwater, Oklahoma (March 15-17). Other Southland home series include Abilene Christian (March 22-24), the tournament champion Demons (April 12-14), Nicholls (April 18-19) and the regular season champ Bearkats (May 10-12).

Road trips in conference take the Lions to Stephen F. Austin (March 29-31), New Orleans (April 5-7), Nicholls (April 20), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (April 26-28), Lamar (May 3-5) and Incarnate Word (May 16-18).

With in-state rival McNeese sliding off the Lions’ conference slate during the next two-season scheduling cycle, the schools will face each other in a pair of non-conference contests, April 16 in Lake Charles, Louisiana and May 1 in Hammond.

Other key non-conference matchups include games at South Alabama (March 26), UL Lafayette (April 2), Tulane (April 23) and Southern Miss (May 14). Southeastern will host home games against Tulane (April 9) and South Alabama (May 7).

The schedule includes 24 games against teams that finished in the RPI Top-100 last season. That level of competition has allowed Southeastern to establish a school record for attendance each of the last four years. In 2018, more than 43,000 (1,317 per game average) fans attended games at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field.

Southeastern will play more than 50 percent of its games on the road 2019. The Lions have 21 games against in-state competition, 12 games against NCAA postseason participants, nine games against Sun Belt Conference foes, seven non-conference games against schools from Top-5 RPI conferences and five games at Power 5 schools.

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2019 SLU BASEBALL SCHEDULE
Day Date Opponent Location Time
Fri. Feb. 15 Louisiana Tech Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 6 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 16 Louisiana Tech Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 2 p.m.
Sun. Feb. 17 Louisiana Tech Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 1 p.m.
Tue. Feb. 19 at LSU Baton Rouge, La. 6:30 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 22 Stony Brook Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 6 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 23 Stony Brook Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 2 p.m.
Sun. Feb. 24 Stony Brook Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 1 p.m.
Tue. Feb. 26 UL Lafayette Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 6 p.m.
Wed. Feb. 27 at Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. TBA
Fri. March 1 at Troy Troy, Ala. TBA
Sat. March 2 at Troy Troy, Ala. TBA
Sun. March 3 at Troy Troy, Ala. TBA
Tue. March 5 ULM Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 6 p.m.
Wed. March 6 ULM Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 6 p.m.
Fri. March 8 Central Arkansas* Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 6 p.m.
Sat. March 9 Central Arkansas* Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 2 p.m.
Sun. March 10 Central Arkansas* Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 1 p.m.
Fri. March 15 at Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. TBA
Sat. March 16 at Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. TBA
Sun. March 17 at Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. TBA
Wed. March 20 Alcorn State Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 6 p.m.
Fri. March 22 Abilene Christian* Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 6 p.m.
Sat. March 23 Abilene Christian* Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 2 p.m.
Sun. March 24 Abilene Christian* Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 1 p.m.
Tue. March 26 at South Alabama Mobile, Ala. TBA
Fri. March 29 at Stephen F. Austin* Nacogdoches, Texas TBA
Sat. March 30 at Stephen F. Austin* Nacogdoches, Texas TBA
Sun. March 31 at Stephen F. Austin* Nacogdoches, Texas TBA
Tue. April 2 at UL Lafayette Lafayette, La. TBA
Fri. April 5 at New Orleans* New Orleans, La. TBA
Sat. April 6 at New Orleans* New Orleans, La. TBA
Sun. April 7 at New Orleans* New Orleans, La. TBA
Tue. April 9 Tulane Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 6 p.m.
Fri. April 12 Northwestern State* Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 6 p.m.
Sat. April 13 Northwestern State* Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 2 p.m.
Sun. April 14 Northwestern State* Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 1 p.m.
Tue. April 16 at McNeese Lake Charles, La. TBA
Thu. April 18 Nicholls* Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 6 p.m.
Fri. April 19 Nicholls* Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 6 p.m.
Sat. April 20 at Nicholls* Thibodaux, La. TBA
Tue. April 23 at Tulane New Orleans, La. TBA
Fri. April 26 at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi* Corpus Christi, Texas TBA
Sat. April 27 at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi* Corpus Christi, Texas TBA
Sun. April 28 at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi* Corpus Christi, Texas TBA
Tue. May 1 McNeese Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 6 p.m.
Fri. May 3 at Lamar* Beaumont, Texas TBA
Sat. May 4 at Lamar* Beaumont, Texas TBA
Sun. May 5 at Lamar* Beaumont, Texas TBA
Tue. May 7 South Alabama Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 6 p.m.
Fri. May 10 Sam Houston State* Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 6 p.m.
Sat. May 11 Sam Houston State* Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 2 p.m.
Sun. May 12 Sam Houston State* Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field 1 p.m.
Tue. May 14 at Southern Miss Hattiesburg, Miss. TBA
Thu. May 16 at Incarnate Word* San Antonio, Texas TBA
Fri. May 17 at Incarnate Word* San Antonio, Texas TBA
Sat. May 18 at Incarnate Word* San Antonio, Texas TBA
W-Sat. May 22-25 at Southland Tournament Sugar Land, Texas TBA

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