Last night, I had the pleasure of going to and doing color commentary on the air on Cajun Radio for the LSU Tigers and McNeese Cowboys baseball game at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge.

It was a really great experience and what made it better was it was my two favorite teams facing off with one another.  Check out some of the pictures I took and a run down of the game.So we arrived at the ballpark around 3:30 p.m. in Baton Rouge and I immediately walked up the concourse to check out the field.  The #3 ranked LSU Tigers baseball team were already on the field warming up exercising.  Why you ask?  Because the game was slated to start at 6:30 p.m. last night.

The field was in immaculate condition and manicured like I have never seen before at any other college field.  I had the chance to walk around the entire field and even hang out with head baseball coach Terry Burrows with McNeese in the dugout.  Here is a picture of the dugout below:

McNeese Dugout At Alex Box Stadium (Photo taken by Mike Soileau)

Then I made my way up to the press box where Richard Dow, the voice of McNeese Baseball) and I set up for the game.  For you LSU fans out there who listen to the Tigers games on the radio you will know the name Jim Hawthorne.  He was sitting in the booth right next to us.  The press box at Alex Box Stadium is unbelievable!  Inside the press box they had hot dogs, nachos, pop corn and cold drinks!  Now that is a set up!

We had our on booth with a flat screen TV and the best view in the house.  We had two windows in front of our broadcast desk which we opened so that we could listen to all the sounds of the game.  Here is a picture of our view from the press box below:

Alex Box Stadium (Photo taken by Mike Soileau)

If you notice, you can see Tiger Stadium in the back round.  What a terrific view!  We settled into our seats and off we went with our broadcast.

Despite scoring three runs in the final three innings of the game, McNeese lost the game 7-3 to the 3rd ranked LSU Tigers.  LSU had 15 hits in the game.  The hits including one homerun, one double, and 13 singles.  McNeese third baseman Sam Peterson, who played his first year for LSU, hit his first home run as a Cowboy.

The Cowboys are now 20-22 on the season and 7-11 in Southland conference play will return to conference action this weekend as they hit the road to take on A&M-Corpus Christi.

LSU who won their 40th game of the season last night are now 40-6 and 16-5 in the SEC.  With the win last night LSU recorded their 25th 40-plus-win season in their history.  The Tigers will now take on the Florida Gators at Alex Box this weekend beginning Friday.

Mike Soileau At Alex Box Stadium