Sports Briefs

Published 10:16 am Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Franklinton Youth Soccer Association registration

The Franklinton Youth Soccer Association is holding registration for the spring season. Boys and girls ages 3-18 are eligible, and new players must bring a birth certificate. Signups take place over the next two Saturdays, Jan. 24 and 31, in the Franklinton Junior High School cafeteria from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The cost is $55 for U4-U12 age groups, and $65 for U14s and up. The fee includes uniform and insurance. Games are scheduled to begin in mid-March. For more information, call 985-515-9047 or 985-839-4451.

SLU Alumni Game, First Pitch Banquet

The Southeastern Louisiana University baseball program will host its annual Alumni Game and First Pitch Banquet, allowing fans multiple opportunities to interact with the 2015 squad Feb. 7. To kick off the day, the Lions will host an alumni game. Admission to the game is free and will feature Lion baseball alumni squaring off against the 2015 team. Batting practice begins at 10:30 a.m. and first pitch is slated for noon. at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field.

The Lions will host the First Pitch Banquet at 7 p.m. in the third-floor ballroom of Southeastern’s War Memorial Student Union. Tickets are $50 and will allow fans the opportunity to meet and dine with the team. A pair of senior players are slated to speak at the banquet.

At the banquet, head coach Matt Riser will present the Lion For Life Award. Presented annually, the award goes to the Lion baseball alumnus who best represents the program through community involvement. Greg Marten, Ruth Kenelly and Gary Sandifer have received the award in the past.

Banquet tickets are available through the baseball office at 985-549-3566. Baseball alumni wishing to participate in the game are also asked to contact Riser in the baseball office.