Baseball looking to continue hot start

GO CARDINALS <b>Jayson McKinley</b>
Jayson McKinley

March 11, 2013

BEAUMONT – The Lamar baseball team is off to its best start in over 35 years, and it will be looking to add to its 10-game win streak this week with meetings against both Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern.

At 14-2 on the year, LU is off to its strongest start since 1977, and the winning streak is the longest for the school since 1993.

Lamar has made it count in all three phases of the game. At the plate, LU is hitting a Southland-leading .331, and on the mound, the Cards are third with a 3.47 earned run average. In the field, LU has been sublime, leading the SLC in least errors (5), double plays (21) and fielding percentage (.992).

The Last Meeting
Prairie View A&M0
April 24, 2012
Beaumont, Texas
Cardinals pound Panthers
Zach Luevanos provided the offense and four Lamar pitchers did their part on the mound to lead the Cardinals to a 9-0 victory over visiting Prairie View A&M in a non-conference baseball game at Vincent-Beck Stadium on Tuesday.

The Last Meeting
Texas Southern1
March 14, 2012
Beaumont, Texas
Cardinals silence Tigers
Five Lamar pitchers combined on a three-hitter as the Cardinals defeated visiting Texas Southern in a non-conference game Wednesday evening.

With making further history in sight, the Cardinals will turn their focus to Prairie View on Tuesday night. Jayson McKinley is slated to get the start for the Red and White, and he’ll be looking to build off of his first career start, which came in a midweek match-up at LSU. The freshman right-hander allowed just one run in four innings of work that evening in Baton Rouge.

The Panthers are coming into the match-up with a 7-7 record and a .226 batting average after falling 8-2 to Texas A&M last week.

Lamar is 38-3 all-time vs. PVAMU after a 9-0 victory last season.

On Wednesday, the Cards will play host to another SWAC opponent in Texas Southern, who enters play this week with a .259 average and a 3.94 ERA to go along with a 10-8 record. The Tigers have won three out of the last four games, beating Dallas Baptist and Southern twice.

All-time, the LU is 21-1 vs. TSU, taking home a 4-1 decision last time around.

First pitch for both games is slated for 6:30 p.m.




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