Arkansas Pine Bluff will be glad to leave Lake Charles. They have seen some great McNeese State starting pitching and are one loss away from being swept in the Cowboys season opening series.

MSU/ Rick Hickman

McNeese pitcher Kaleb Fontenot worked six innings and only gave up one run to open the season with a win. Collin Kober held the Lions scoreless in the ninth to seal the victory and earn his first career save. The Cowboys started their second season under head coach Justin Hill with a 6-5  win over Arkansas Pine Bluff.

Bryce Kingsley started the second game. He pitched six innings giving up 3 earned runs while striking out six Lions. The Pokes bats stepped in to score 8 runs for an 8-4 second game win. Connor Crane belted three hits including a home run to add to the Cowboys potent offense.

The Pokes geaux for the series sweep today at 1 p.m. at Cowboy Diamond.