The Ragin Cajuns advanced to the semi-finals of the Sun Belt Tournament with a seven to two win over Appalachian State in Montgomery, Alabama. Three U-L Lafayette pitchers held the Mountaineers to three hits and Ben Fitzgerald hit a grand slam in the eighth inning to give the Cajuns a five-run victory. U-L Lafayette’s next game is Saturday, most likely against Georgia Southern who plays ULM today in the Warhawks final game of the season.
McNeese moved to 2-0 in the Southland Conference Tournament with a three to two win over Southeastern Louisiana. Nate Fisbeck’s three-run homer in the third was the difference.
The Lions will play UNO today at noon in an elimination game. The Privateers hit three grand slams to eliminate Northwestern State 14 to 1. Darren Willis hit two of those grand slams.
LSU softball must win tonight in order to keep its season alive. They fell to Florida State one to nothing in game one of their super regional series last night.
LSU football will start the 2021 football season with three night games. The season opener in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl against UCLA will kick off at 7:30 central time. The following weekend will be the home opener against McNeese, which will kick off at 7 PM and then Central Michigan will be in Tiger Stadium for a 6:30 kickoff.
Six of UL-Lafayette’s football games have been selected for national broadcasts starting with the season opener against Texas on September fourth. Kick-off in Austin will be at 3:30. Three home games will be nationally televised as well September 16th against Ohio, Appalachian State on October 12th and Georgia State on November fourth.
Back to college baseball, Louisiana Tech could only muster six hits in a four to one loss to Southern Miss in the Conference USA Tournament. The Golden Eagles scored in single runs in the third, fourth, seventh and eighth innings. Tech will be in action again tonight against Western Kentucky in an elimination game.