By Juan Kincaid| May 15, 2016 at 10:24 PM CDT - Updated July 2 at 10:00 AM
HAMMOND, LA (WVUE) - It took an eighth inning rally for Southeastern to top the University of New Orleans, Sunday.
Lions sophomore left fielder Drew Avans capped off a two-out rally in the eighth inning Sunday, driving in a pair with a double to left-center field as the Lions defeated the Privateers, 4-3.
Southeastern (36-15, 22-5 Southland) averted a sweep at the hands of UNO (30-20, 14-13 Southland) and maintained its hold on first place in the conference standings.
Southeastern travels to the University of Central Arkansas to wrap up the regular season. They hold a one-game lead over second-place Sam Houston State, who hosts Houston Baptist, to close out its regular season.