University Of New Orleans – This Week in New Orleans Athletics


NEW ORLEANS – It’s a full week of Privateer athletics as six different sports will be competing this week. There will be six home events including the beginning of the 2020 baseball season with the Andre Dawson Classic. Women’s basketball is home for two contests while men’s basketball returns to the Lakefront on Saturday.
 
BASEBALL

The 2020 baseball season gets going for the New Orleans Privateers with the Andre Dawson Classic. New Orleans will face Southern, Grambling, and Prairie View A&M in the first weekend of the season. First pitch for the season opener against Southern is at Maestri Field for 6:30 p.m.
 
New Orleans has an 11-1 mark in this invitational since 2015, which was formerly known as the MLB Urban Youth Invitational.
 
-The Privateers have not been shut out in 125 straight games dating back to May 14, 2017. That’s the third longest such streak in program history.
Gaige Howard returns for his senior season after a standout junior campaign that saw him hit .330. Howard earned postseason All-Southland honors in 2019 and was named to the Perfect Game Preseason All-Southland team this…

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