7:30 LRN sportscast May 22

The Fighting Tigers baseball team fought back from a four-run deficit to beat Texas A-and-M 12-6 in 13 innings last night. Cad eDoughty hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning to tie the game and pinch hitter Zach Arnold broke the six-six tie with a pinch-hit two-run single. LSU’s bullpen also pitched very well and Devin Fontenot received the win by throwing three scoreless innings. The win clinches a spot in the SEC Tournament and it was also win number 15-hundred in Paul Mainieri’s career.

For the second straight night, 14th ranked La Tech could not preserve a lead as they gave up four runs in the eighth inning and fell to 20th ranked Old Dominion eight to seven to finish the regular season with a 36-16 record.

The Ragin Cajuns can still win at least a share of the Sun Belt Western Division after topping Troy three to two last night. They go for the series victory over the Trojans today at 4 PM. ULM was a ten to seven winner over Arkansas State.

McNeese has clinched a spot in next week’s Southland Tournament in Hammond after sweeping a doubleheader over Central Arkansas. The Cowboys won the second game in extra innings as Cooper Hext hit a solo home run in the tenth inning.

Nicholls will not be a part of the Southland Tournament after getting swept by Sam Houston. Houston Baptist also swept Southeastern Louisiana.

Southern will play Prairie View A-and-M at 3 PM in the SWAC Tournament. The Jaguars won two games yesterday, beating Alcorn State ten to five in the afternoon and they pounded Prairie View 24-3 last night. Tremaine Spears homered and drove in five runs. The winner of this game will play Jackson State tomorrow, who eliminated Grambling yesterday.

At the NCAA Softball Regional in Baton Rouge, the Tigers and Cajuns will meet in a winner’s bracket game today at 2 PM. LSU defeated McNeese 10 to 2 in six innings, while U-L Lafayette needed 11 innings to defeat George Washington one to nothing.