LAKE CHARLES- The defending Southland Conference Champion McNeese Cowboy baseball program will officially open the fall ball on Friday with an intrasquad scrimmage at 3pm at Joe Miller Ballpark.
The Cowboys, who come from the NCAA’s regional appearances, are led by the head coach Justin hill entering its ninth season at the helm. Hill’s squad will return 25 players while taking in 15 newcomers (11 transfers, four newcomers).
Hill was awarded a three-year contract extension last summer after leading the program through four natural disasters and severely damaged facilities en route to the NCAA Tournament. His teams have won 30 or more games in six of their eight years with a season, 2020, cut short due to the Covid pandemic.
It is an inviting sight for Pokes to hit the diamond as planned this fall as last year’s conditions delayed the start of the fall ball until November.
As mentioned, the Cowboys will be in action tomorrow (Friday, September 24), and another intrasquad scrimmage will take place the next day (Saturday, September 25).
Both are set for 15.00, fans will be able to get their first look at the 2022 team as scrimmages are open to the public.
The Pokes training segment falls for 45 days (31 training days) until Sunday 7 November.
The plan for 2022 is about to be completed.
* As a reminder, Baseball and Softball’s annual fundraiser, “Draw Down”, will take place on Friday 15. October at the Crying Eagle Brewery. The doors open at 18.30, and the event begins one hour later at. 19.30
For more information, please visit McNeese Baseball & Softball Draw Down 2021.