4:45 LRN Sportscast May 19

The LSU baseball team left for College Station today after losing to Northwestern State last night, suffering their first midweek loss of the season. Despite the loss to the Demons, the Tigers fell only four spots in the R-P-I to 22. And Baseball America came out with its latest NCAA Tournament projection and they have LSU as one of the last teams getting into the Field of 64.

For the Ragin Cajuns to get in the NCAA Tournament they need to win next week’s Sun Belt Tournament. But this weekend the Cajuns have a chance at winning the Sun Belt West if they have a good weekend against Troy and U-T-A falters at Georgia Southern. Louisiana Coach Matt Deggs…
cut 19 (19) “…this side of the league”

Grambling and Southern both earned victories on the opening day of the SWAC Baseball Tournament. Grambling scored three runs in the seventh and three more in the eighth to beat Alabama A-and-M eight to two. Grambling shortstop Cameron Bufford blasted two home runs and drove in three runs. Meanwhile, the Jaguars blanked Alabama State three to nothing. Senior left-hander John Guienze from Franklin threw a complete-game shutout, allowing two hits and striking out nine.

This weekend, LSU hosts the Baton Rouge softball regional featuring the Cajuns, McNeese and George Washington and the NCAA is allowing 100-percent capacity at Tiger Park.

The Louisiana House approves legislation to increase certain hunting and fishing license fees, raising millions of dollars for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Prairieville Representative Tony Bacala says the average sportsmen’s license will not go up by more than 10-dollars and some activities will be combined. The measure still needs Senate approval