McNeese (Take 2) Game Thread (W 5-4)

Beat them 2 months ago at our place. They’re ranked 37th in the RPI, but have struggled a bit lately going 8-7 in their last 15. They did go up to Omaha this past weekend and sweep Creighton. Last real chance before the tourney to notch a high-RPI win.


McNeese State will enter the week with a 34-16 overall record.
The Cowboys are coming off a weekend sweep at Creighton.
As a team, McNeese is hitting .304 with 101 doubles, 53 home runs and 336 RBI, while slugging .472.
Shane Selman leads the offense with a .359 average, 66 hits, 13 home runs and 50 RBI.
McNeese has 71 stolen bases, led by Robbie Podorsky’s 34.
The pitching staff owns a 4.20 ERA and has 16 saves to accompany its 395 strikeouts and 199 walks in 437.0 innings.
Austin Sanders paces the starting pitchers with a 3.15 ERA and is 6-2 in 13 starts. He leads the staff with 60 strikeouts in 74.1 innings.
Peyton McLemore is 1-0 with a team-low 1.90 ERA in 18 relief appearances.
Gavin Sonnier will get the start Tuesday vs. the Cougars. He will make his first start of the year, owning a 4.50 ERA in 11 relief appearances.


Houston and McNeese have met 64 previous times and once already this season.
The Cougars own a 50-14 record over the Cowboys, dating back to 1971.
The two teams met back on March 14 | Houston 6, McNeese State 5 (Schroeder Park)
Jake Scheiner belted two home runs and drove in five RBI in the win.


Wong C
Padgett DH
Davis 1B
Scheiner 3B
Julks CF
Coldiron SS
Slaughter LF
Triolo RF
Hollis 2B

Henry P

Top 1st
Wong K’s swinging
Padgett flies out to center
Davis flies out to deep left

M1…No Score

Bottom 1st
Groundout to 3rd, walk, single, K#1, walk loads the bases
K#2 looking ends the inning

T2…No Score

Top 2nd
Scheiner walks
Julks walks, Scheiner to 2nd
Coldiron fouls out to the catcher
Scheiner picked off 2nd
Slaughter Ks looking

M2…No Score

Bottom 2nd
Lineout, flyout, groundout

T3…No Score

Top 3rd
Triolo walks
Hollis grounds into a 4-6-3 double play
Wong Ks swinging

M3…No Score

Bottom 3rd
Single, steal and a single scores a run…Cowboys lead 1-0
Walk puts runners on 1st/2nd with no outs
Lineout to Davis who doubles off the runner at 2nd
stolen base
K #3 looking

T4…McNeese leads 1-0

Top 4th
New pitcher for McNeese
Padgett singles up the middle
Davis doubles to right center, Padgett scores…Tied 1-1
Scheiner Ks looking
Julks bloops a single to shallow right, Davis thrown out at 3rd
Julks to 2nd on a wild pitch
Coldiron walks
Slaughter grounds into a Fielder’s Choice to 3rd, Coldiron out at 2nd

M4…Tied 1-1

This home plate ump is terrible

Edit - All of these umps are terrible

Bottom 4th
K#4, K#5, bloop single, popout to short

T5…Tied 1-1

Top 5th
Triolo Ks swinging
Hollis grounds out to short
Wong Ks looking

M5…Tied 1-1

Bottom 5th
Grimsley to CF, Julks to LF (Guessing Whitting wasn’t happy about that last play that Coldiron had to make)
single, K#6, stolen base, walk puts runners on 1st/2nd with 1 out
Wild pitch moves the runners to 2nd/3rd
Bloop single down the LF line scores a run, runners on the corners…Cowboys lead 2-1
Fielder’s Choice to Henry, gets the runner at 2nd, run scores…Cowboys lead 3-1
Anderson out to pull Henry (not happy about him not going home on that grounder) - Bond on in relief
Steal and a groundout to short ends the innning

T6…McNeese leads 3-1

Henry goes 4.2IP 6H 3R 3ER 4BB 6K

Top 6th
Padgett walks
New pitcher for McNeese
Balk moves Padgett to 2nd
Davis singles to right, Padgett scores, Davis to 2nd on throwing error…Cowboys lead 2-1
Davis to 3rd on an errant pickoff throw - (Why are you trying to pickoff Joe Davis at 2nd)
Scheiner grounds out to short, Davis scores…Tied 3-3
Julks Ks swinging
Coldiron infield single
Grimsley Ks swinging

M6…Tied 3-3

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Bottom 6th
K, single, K, single puts runners on 1st/2nd with 2 outs
Single up the middle scores a run, runners on the corners…Cowboys lead 4-3
Groundout to 3rd

T7…McNeese leads 4-3

Top 7th
New pitcher for McNeese
Triolo Ks looking
Hollis singles to left center
Wong flies out to deep right
Hollis to 2nd on a wild pitch
Padgett singles to right center, Hollis scores…Tied 4-4
Davis walks, Padgett to 2nd
Scheiner singles, Padgett scores, Davis out at 3rd…Coogs lead 5-4

M7…UH leads 5-4

Gotta love those umps!

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Bottom 7th
Flyout, groundout, single K#3

T8…UH leads 5-4

Top 8th
New pitcher for McNeese
Julks reaches on an error on the 3B
Coldiron sac bunt moves Julks to 2nd
Grimsley singles, Julks to 3rd
Triolo squeeze, Julks out at the plate, Grimsley to 2nd
Double steal, surprised they weren’t called out at either base
Hollis walked, bases loaded
Wong Ks looking

M8…UH leads 5-4

Umps are terrible

Definitely some home-cooking going on tonight.

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