4:45 LRN Sportscast

After a 13-2 win in their series opener, LSU takes on Vanderbilt in game two of their season-ending SEC series tonight at 6 pm. The Tigers have lost eight of their past nine regular-season series with the Commodores, including four straight at Vandy. That streak could come to an end tonight. The last time LSU won a series in Nashville was 2005. The Tigers are fighting for seeding in next week’s SEC tournament, where they could place anywhere from fifth to seventh.

Southern has game two of its series versus Alcorn State. The U-L Ragin Cajuns try to even things with Little Rock as Louisiana Tech tries to do the same against UNC-Charlotte. UL-Monroe goes for consecutive wins for the first time since April 24-26 as they take on Arkansas State. And Tulane tries to rebound against Memphis.

On day two of the Southland Conference baseball tournament, Northwestern State was eliminated by eighth-seeded Incarnate Word and Southeastern beat Houston Baptist. Tonight, Nicholls faces McNeese and UNO takes on Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

In the opening round of the NCAA Softball tournament, UL came up just short against Auburn, losing 4-3.  The game was tied at 3 until the bottom of the sixth when Tigers first baseman Bri Ellis sent a solo shot over the center-field wall. The Cajuns will face UNC-Wilmington in an elimination game Saturday at 3:30 pm. LSU opens regional play tonight on the road for the first time since 2014. The Tigers will take on San Diego State at 7 pm in the Tempe Regional.

The LSU women’s golf team is trying to make up for last year’s disappointment when they missed out on match play at the NCAA championships by a single stroke. This year the Tigers return as SEC champions and still have Ingrid Lindbland, the SEC individual champion and the world’s number two ranked women’s amateur player, one of three players on the team ranked in the top 100.

The Boston Celtics evened up the Eastern Conference Finals at one game each after beating Miami 127-102 last night in their best-of-seven series. Tonight, Dallas will try to earn a split on the road at Golden State in game two of the Western Conference Finals.