UNO Privateers Baseball Opens Season Today

UNO celebrates a hit during last season’s MLB Urban Invitational (Photo / MLB/UNO)

The University of New Orleans Privateers’ baseball team competes in the mid-major Southland Conference. After a dismal 2015, last year the team rebounded to win more games than they have in a decade. The program is poised to take another step forward this spring as the Privateers’ schedule includes perennial powers Texas and LSU.

Today they open their season in the MLB Urban Invitational. I recently spoke with the team’s head coach, Blake Dean, and assistant coach, Brett Stewart, about their upcoming season.

Note: On February 21, the Privateers stunned the college baseball world by knocking off #2 LSU, 11-8, in New Orleans.