1140 Sportscast 4/28

The LSU baseball team grabbed a 7-0 victory over Grambling State yesterday.  Pitcher Ma”Khail Hilliard got the start for the Tigers and struck out five Grambling batters through three innings.  Freshmen Jordan Thompson and Brody Drost both hit solo home runs in the win.  LSU will now turn its attention to their weekend series as they host top-ranked Arkansas.

ULM has won their fifth straight game as they took down the Ragin Cajuns 7-6 thanks to Mason Holt’s two-run homerun in the ninth inning.  Even though the game does not count towards Sun Belt standings, it’s the first time the Warhawks have won in Lafayette since 2012.

Louisiana Tech will travel to Middle Tennessee for a four-game series this weekend.  The Bulldogs could get a key player back as Steele Netterville might return to the lineup after missing significant time with an oblique strain.  He has 30 RBI’s this season.

In basketball news, LSU has officially announced the addition of Cincinnati transfer Tari Eason.  The 6’8 forward averaged 7.3 points and 5.9 rebounds per game as a freshman for the Bearcats.  He was named to the American Athletic Conference All-Freshman team last season.

According to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport, there is mutual interest between Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk and Southern University about the head coaching position in the Jaguars football program.  Southern is looking to replace Dawson Odums, who left Baton Rouge to coach Norfolk State.  Odums went 58-31 with the Jags.

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 and is one of four coaches that Kansas is giving the most attention to.

The New Orleans Pelicans will be on the road to play the Denver Nuggets tonight at 8 p.m. before heading to Oklahoma City to do battle with the Thunder.  The Golden State Warriors suffered a 30-point loss to the Dallas Mavericks last night, which moves the Pelicans one game closer to the final playoff play-in spot.

There will be no capacity limits when fans travel to Sulphur for the Louisiana state softball championships.  Play will begin tomorrow.