6:45 LRN Sportscast

LSU baseball remains undefeated in midweek games after blanking Grambling State seven to nothing yesterday. Ma’Khail Hilliard struck out five over three shutout innings for the win. Freshman shortstop Jordan Thompson homered for the seventh time, but the Tigers leading home run hitter Gavin Dugas did not play because of back spasms. The Tigers host number one ranked Arkansas this weekend.

ULM won a baseball game in Lafayette for the first time since 2012 as the Warhawks held on to beat the Cajuns seven to six. Mason Holt’s two-run homer in the ninth inning was the insurance runs ULM needed. The game does not count toward the Sun Belt Standings.

Louisiana Tech baseball coach Lane Burroughs is hopeful Steele Netterville will return to the lineup this weekend when the Bulldogs visit Middle Tennessee for a four-game series starting on Friday. Netterville, who has 30 RBIs on the season, has missed about three weeks with an oblique strain.

Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk is interested in becoming the new head football coach at Southern and there’s interest from the Baton Rouge school for Faulk to lead the Jaguars football program. That’s according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport. Southern is looking to replace Dawson Odums who last week became the head coach at Norfolk State.

ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg is reporting that Louisiana Tech football coach Skip Holtz is in the running to become the next head football coach at Kansas. Rittenberg says Holtz is one of four coaches that Kansas is giving the most attention to.

24-7 sports ranks LSU’s 2022 recruiting class as the second-best in the country behind Georgia after landing a verbal pledge from a five-star prospect last week. Ponchatoula Safety Jacoby Matthews gives LSU 13 commitments for next year and he’s the third five-star prospect in the class.