11:40 LRN Sportscast April 30

Baton Rouge police tells L-R-N that they will meet with former LSU offensive tackle La’el Collins, but that meeting will take place after the draft which concludes on Saturday. Collins was expected to be a first round pick, but he may drop out of the first round, now that police want to talk with Collins in connection with the murder of a pregnant woman. Police have said Collins is not considered a suspect.

Cornerback Jalen Collins, no relation to La’el, also has a chance to be selected in the first round, but it’s been reported Jalen failed multiple drug tests at LSU. NFL analyst Mike Detillier says Collins could be a late 1st first round pick or early second round selection as some teams are not scared off by failed drug tests…
cut 17 (12) “….bit differently”
The Saints have two first round picks, the 13th and 31st overall pick.

The Ragin Cajuns baseball team won their seventh straight last night as they defeated UNO 6-3. U-L Lafayette was able to win, even ought they were outhit 10 to 4 for the game. Derek Herrington drove in two runs for the Cajuns, who begin a three game series at Appalachian State this weekend.

In other action last night…McNeese State thumped Southern 13 to 5. The Cowboys have 16 hits and shortstop Connor Lloyd drove in five runs.

ULM scored four runs in the first inning last night, but the Warhawks lost to Nicholls State 16 to 6. The Colonels scored seven runs in the 4th and 5 runs in the 8th inning. Nicholls third baseman Kyle Reese drove in five runs.

Louisiana Tech scored seven runs in the sixth inning as the Bulldogs beat Stephen F Austin 11 to 3. Taylor Nichols hit his second home run of the year and drove in 3 runs. That’s 11 straight non-conference wins for Tech, who host Texas San Antonio this weekend.

LSU begins a three-game series at Mississippi State tonight.