BSB: SLU coach Riser earns career win No. 250 with doubleheader split


HAMMOND, La. – Southeastern Louisiana split a Southland Conference doubleheader with McNeese, dropping the opening game, 5-0, in seven innings and winning the nightcap, 6-3, Friday at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field.

The Lions (17-10, 10-5 Southland) maintain a share of first place in the Southland standings and are currently tied with Nicholls based on winning percentage, sitting one game in front of New Orleans and 1.5 games in front of McNeese (14-12, 8-6 Southland).

With the win in the second game, Southeastern head coach Matt Riser earned the 250th coaching victory of his career. He currently ranks third all-time in program history behind Greg Marten (348) and Jay Artigues (276).

The series concludes Saturday with a single game at 1 p.m. The Lions plan to start freshman right-hander Brennan Stuprich (1-1, 3.60) against McNeese sophomore right-hander Christian Vega (0-2, 5.33) in the finale.