The Pokes On Top: McNeese State does the dog pile thing after winning the Southland title.


McNeese Corrals Second Straight Southland Title


HAMMOND, La. — Something had to give. 

The Southland Conference finale was a rather interesting dichotomy between the two teams. Sam Houston lost its first game of the SLC Tournament back on Wednesday and then roared back to win four games by scoring a combined 50 runs, including a 15-13 win in Saturday’s first game over regular season champion Abilene Christian. But in the nightcap they were facing a McNeese team that had given up just four runs in their three wins here in Hammond. 

So what usually happens when good pitching meets good hitting? Yep, the good pitching wins.