Lions welcome Miss South ranked 3rd in the standings


Miss South (32-8) at Southeast (17-23)
Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field (Hammond, Louisiana)

Tuesday, April 26 – 6 p.m. (CT)

USM – RHP Matthew Adams (0-0, 13.50) against
SLU-RHP Hunter O’Toole (2-3, 5.96)


• Radio: KSLU, 90.9 FM
• Video: ESPN+
• – live audio, statistics and video
• Lions Gameday Experience app, MyTuner Radio app, Mixlr app

HAMMOND, Louisiana – The University of Southeast Louisiana baseball team will host No. 3-ranked Southern Miss at 6 p.m. Tuesday in non-conference action at the Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field, one of four home games remaining on the Lions’ 2022 regular season schedule.

Tuesday’s game against Southern Miss (32-8) is a Cane’s Challenge contest. When the Lions (17-23) score four or more runs, fans can bring their ticket or student coupon to any participating Raising Cane location for a buy-and-get-free offer on any combo .

Fans in the Hammond area can tune in to the game broadcast on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network’s flagship station – KSLU 90.9 FM – in addition to being live at and through the Lions Gameday Experience apps, Mixlr and MyTuner Radio. The MyTuner application is compatible with the Apple CarPlay software available in most recent car models. Fans should search for SLU Athletics (Mixlr) or Southeastern Sports Radio Network (MyTuner).

The game will also be broadcast on ESPN+.

SLU will send a senior right-hander Hunter O’Toole (2-3, 5.96) on the mound in a starting role Tuesday against Golden Eagle right-hander Matthew Adams (0-0, 13.50).

After a four-game winning streak, the Lions have lost their last three games.

Shea Thomas (.297), Preston Faulkner (.282), Tyler Finke (.260) and Tristan Welch (.255) look southeast to the plate. Faulkner leads the team with 21 extra hits, including 11 Southland-leading homers to go along with 38 RBIs. The RBI total ranks fourth in the conference. Tyler Finke leads the team with 16 stolen bases, one shy of the conference leader. Rhett Rosevear (25) leads the nation in HBP and the Lions (84) rank second as a team.

The Golden Eagles have won their last 14 games, a streak that began April 3 at Louisiana Tech.

Dustin Dickerson (.352), Slade Wilks (.319) and Reece Ewing (.304) are Southern Miss’s top hitters. Wilks leads the team with 22 added hits and four stolen bases. Christopher Sargent paces the team with 11 home runs and 36 RBIs.


The Southeast returns to Southland conference action this weekend in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Lions take on Northwestern State in a three-game series at Brown-Stroud Field. Playing hours are 6:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.


Single tickets are on sale for the remainder of the regular season. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to minimize queues on match days. South East students are encouraged to contact the box office prior to the game to reserve theirs in advance.

General admission tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for youth (ages 3-12). Students from the South East, with a university ID, and children under 2 years old are admitted free. Gameday parking is $5 per day for standard vehicles and $25 for RVs.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by contacting the Southeastern Athletics box office at (985) 549-5466. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday. The Pat Kenelly Diamond box office at Alumni Field opens exactly one hour before the first scheduled pitch.

Southeastern uses mobile ticketing as its primary method of distributing tickets purchased online. Tickets will be available by text or email in PDF format for fans to download to their phone or print at home. Tickets can also be downloaded from Apple Wallet.

Southeastern Athletics operates a clear bag policy for all ticketed events. The policy reflects the safety precautions required for entry to professional and collegiate sports venues across the country. For more information on the clear bag policy, go to

The Lions Gameday Experience app puts audio, stats, video, social media and more in the hands of fans. Attendees can also check in to earn reward points redeemable for Southeast-related prizes. Available for Android and iOS devices, it can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play or by following the link

Fans interested in becoming active supporters of the baseball program are encouraged to join the Diamond Club. Lion baseball alumni are encouraged to join the exclusive S Club, which is reserved for Southeast Sports Letter winners.

All Diamond Club and S Club (baseball) membership fees and donations are available for the exclusive use of the Southeast Baseball Program. Membership information is available by contacting the Lion Athletics Association at or (985) 549-5091 or by visiting

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Charles P. Patton