Get your calendar out and squeeze a ballgame in this weekend as the McNeese Cowboys host the Holy Cross Crusaders and Nichols Colonels in the new Mardi Gras Classic, in Joe Miller Park.

The 4-4 Cowboys start Friday at 1 pm with Nichols 6-2

McNeese enters the game at .500 coming off a Tuesday night win over Alcorn 8-1. Though they're 4-4 the Cowboys have actually outscored opponents 71-52 in 2019 so it's not a matter of getting runs but getting them in the right innings.

Rhett Deaton gets Friday's start, he pitched last weekend against Texas State logging two and a third innings with seven runs scoring.

Tournament Schedule

Friday:       McNeese vs. Nicholls 1 pm   Mostly Cloudy 20% 71° N4 Expected
Saturday:  Nicholls vs Holy Cross 1 pm  Scattered Storms 40% 77° NNE11 Expected
McNeese vs. Holy Cross 4 pm
Sunday:     Holy Cross vs. Nicholls 1 pm
McNeese vs Nicholls 4 pm

Monday:    McNeese vs. Holy Cross 1 pm

No Time For a Fat Tuesday Hangover

After the weekend tournament and throughout the Mardi Gras period the Cowboys play and their last game is on Monday before going right back into action on Ash Wednesday at home with UL-Lafayette, then pack up for a four-game road trip to Tulane and up to UL-Monroe.