6:45 LRN Sportscast April 1

Wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase showed why he should be a top ten pick in the 2021 NFL draft after running a 4.38 at LSU’s Pro Day on Wednesday. Chase also surprised himself with a 41-inch vertical jump plus an eleven-foot broad jump. Afterward, Chase said he wouldn’t mind if the Bengals took him with the fifth pick so that he can reunite with Joe Burrow…
cut 17 (11) “….hard again”
Chase didn’t play in 2020 and the same goes for defensive back Kary Vincent. Vincent returned to LSU yesterday to run a 4.33 in the 40. Vincent says he’s been talking with former Tiger and current Tampa Bay Buccaneer Devin White about the draft process…
cut 18 (10) “….can do”
The N-F-L draft is April 29th to May 1st.

The LSU baseball team welcomes top-ranked Vanderbilt to Alex Box Stadium tonight for the start of a three-game series. The Commodores are 20-and-3 and have two outstanding starting pitchers. Tonight, LSU will see Kumar Rocker who is 6-and-0 with a 0.73 ERA. Rocker has also struck out 53 in 37 innings. LSU will counter with Landon Marceaux, who is 2-and-2 with a 0.26 ERA. He has 44 strikeouts in 35 innings. First pitch is at 6:30.

In other action, 17th ranked Louisiana Tech hosts UAB. Left-hander Jonathan Fincher gets the start for the Bulldogs, he’s 4-and-0 with a 1.69 ERA. The Blazers are 9-and-13 on the season.

ULM hosts the Cajuns for a three-game series starting tonight. The Warhawks have lost three in a row.

In the Southland, the first place Southeastern Louisiana Lions host McNeese. Nicholls is a game back of the Lions and the Colonels start a non-conference series against U-T Martin.