UNO Sweeps Valparaiso in Allstate Sugar Bowl Leadoff on the Lakefront

UNO baseball coach Blake Dean with Chuck Lapeyre, the President of the Sugar Bowl Committee.

NEW ORLEANS (February 28, 2016) – The University of New Orleans swept its “Leadoff on the Lakefront” three-game series with Valparaiso. The first series of the season for the Privateers was sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl for the second straight year.

UNO opened the weekend with a 9-0 shutout of the Crusaders as Shawn Semple tossed 6.1 shutout innings, Kyle Bracey connected for a pair of hits and three RBI and Chaz Boyer belted a two-run homer.

The Saturday match-up was more of a battle for the Privateers, but a three-run third keyed by Boyer’s two-run double gave UNO enough to hold on for the 5-3 victory.

UNO completed the sweep with a 9-8 Sunday victory with Daniel Martinez shutting the door on the Crusaders for his fourth save of the season. Preston Marsh collected three hits and drove in four runs, including a key two-run double in the fourth inning.