HAMMOND, LA (WVUE) - The Southeastern Louisiana bats were red-hot this past weekend, producing 29 runs on Saturday and Sunday. The Lions sit at 22-7, only halfway through the season, so Head Coach Matt Riser reminds the guys to keep a marathon-mentality.
"Just execute the game plan, and stay process-oriented," Riser said. "Flatline froggie something we've been talking about. "When things are going well don't get too high, and when things go low, don't get too low. Just keep competing, one pitch at a time, regardless if you won or lost last pitch. Do whatever you gotta do to put a positive thought in your head, go out there and win the next pitch. Whatever it may be, whether we hit into a triple play, make an error and a run scores, we give up a home run. Just go out there and win the next pitch. Regardless of what happens, you stay with that mindset, you'll look up and it will be a 15-2 ballgame."
The Lions won 14 in a row before losing to Nicholls this past Friday. One of the main reasons for the streak was getting things right on the mound.
"I'll take the blame for 6-6," Riser said. "We've got to find an identity in the bullpen, and we finally did there late. Some two-way guys were coming out of the bullpen that started at third and the outfield. When one of our closers, Granier, was sore, it was tough to figure out how to piece 7,8,9. We got that worked out. I think that's where we finished out ballgames there like at Southern Miss, that was the first game of the streak."
Tuesday night, SLU has a big road matchup at Tulane. Last year the Wave took all three games in the series with the Lions. This season the Lions took the first game by a score of 13-4.