The McNeese Baseball team go into the last series of the year against Nichols today with their own destiny in their hands.

McNeese State goes after a spot in the Southland Conference's post season baseball tournament this week in a three game series at Nicholls.

The two teams kick off their battle Thursday in Thibodaux at 6 p.m.  They will also play at 6 p.m. on Friday and at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

All action can be listened to over radio stations 1470-AM and 1290-AM and can also be heard on the internet at

Currently tied with UT San Antonio and Lamar in sixth place in the league standings with a 14-16 record, the Cowboys will have to win at least one of these games and possibly two to get into the tournament.

UT Arlington is only one game out of sixth place at 13-17 while two games behind at 12-18 are Central Arkansas and Nicholls.

Texas State, which will host the conference post season tournament in two weeks, has won the regular season title.  The Bobcats are now 23-7 in the league and close out the season by playing at UT Arlington this week.

Stephen F. Austin remains in second place with an 18-12 record while Southeastern Louisiana and Sam  Houston State are both 17-13, A&M-Corpus is 16-14 and Northwestern State is 10-20.

Other series this week will have Lamar at Stephen F. Austin, Southeastern Louisiana at Northwestern State, TA&M-Corpus at Sam  Houston State and Central Arkansas at UTSA.

Depending on the outcome of this week's games, the Cowboys could go in as high as fifth or as low as eighth in the seeding.

McNeese head coach Terry Burrows said that he would impress upon his team the need to win each game as it comes up.

The Cowboys are coming off a series win over UT San Antonio while Nicholls dropped three straight to Texas State.