This Saturday, the season opener baseball game between Southeastern Lions and Hofstra Pride ended in the 7th innings with the Lions leading by 10 runs with a final score of 11-1.
After getting rained out over the weekend, the Lions came back ready to dominate.
The score remained zero to zero until the bottom of the third when first baseman Scottie Sanders hit a homerun and score the first point of the game. After that the runs started piling up with Southeastern reaching home plate almost every inning.
The players have been putting in endless days practicing and preparing for opening day and they did not dissapoint.
Director of Baseball Operations Taylor Marceaux said “It just gave confirmation that all the hard work that the boys have put in practicing and preparing has paid off and I couldn’t have asked for a better game.”
The win was a great way to welcome excited fans back to The Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field, affectionally referred to as ‘The Pat‘. The field was recently redone and this was the first Southeastern game played on the new turf.
Southeastern senior and Diamond Girl Madison Knapp has been a baseball fan since she was young. Knapp said, “Ive been coming to The Pat watch games for years. The first southeastern memorabilia I ever had was an SELU Baseball shirt given to me by my grandfather. Its become a tradition to watch my team play here.”
After the game Marceaux praised the team saying “The guys were in sync and communicated well the entire game which really helped them pull off such an amazing win. The lead gave us a chance to show how well rounded all of the players are. Its going to be a great season.”