The Southern baseball team will honor its senior class when the Jaguars play their final mid-week game of the regular season against Southeastern Louisiana at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Lee-Hines Field.
The Jaguars will give the ball to senior right-hander Santos Saldivar (3-6, 2.74) and recognize him and seven other seniors.
Southern (16-22) will be the second seed in the Southwestern Athletic Conference one year after failing to qualify for it. The Jaguars bounced back from a four-game losing streak to sweep a three-game series at Grambling last weekend, scoring 38 runs.
The Lions (36-13), who are coming off a three-game sweep of Lamar last weekend, defeated Southern 11-3 last month in Hammond. They will start junior right-hander Pat Cashman (3-4, 3.71).
D.J. Wallace (.352), Tyler Kirksey (.333) and Rivers Frederick (.313) lead Southern at the plate. Jose de la Torre owns a team-high 10 home runs and 40 RBIs. Kirksey’s 13 stolen bases lead the squad.
The Jaguars are hitting .274 as a team and have been successful on 51-of-69 stolen base attempts.
The pitching staff has compiled a 5.67 ERA, fanning 292 batters in 330 innings of work.
Southern is coming off a three-game sweep of Grambling last weekend.
Southeastern returns to Southland Conference play at 6 p.m. Friday against Central Arkansas in the opener of a three-game series at Alumni Field.