4:45 LRN Sportscast

LSU baseball found their offensive footing last night when the Tigers beat Grambling 26 to 2. The Tigers combined for 17 hits and 5 home runs in the game. White, Ruddell, Brown, Neal, and Travinski all homered in the game and the Tiger’s pitching staff only gave up two runs on the night. LSU Head Coach Jay Johnson hopes that the Tigers newfound success will translate into what he calls a ten game playoff stretch when the Tigers will face Texas A&M, Alabama, and Ole Miss to finish out the SEC regular season.

Cut 20 (13) “… right now.”

LSU will take on top ranked Texas A&M this weekend in the Box.

In other baseball news across the state, Louisiana Tech is now on a six game win streak after the Bulldogs defeated ULM yesterday 8 to 4. The win is the Bulldogs third straight over the Warhawks and the Bulldogs have won 8 out of the last 10 games between the two schools.

The Pelicans won 49 games in the regular season, but failed to win a single game in the Western Conference playoffs. Pelicans star power forward Zion Williamson was not available for the Pelicans playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but he said that a key factor in his improvement this season was having fun on the court.

Cut 18 (13) “… it’s something.”

Williamson played in a career-high 70 games this season and led the Pels in scoring with an average of 23 points per game.

And LSU basketball lands Richmond graduate guard Dji Bailey. Bailey won the Atlantic 10 Conference’s Chris Daniels Award which is given to the conference’s Most Improved Player. During his four years at Richmond, Bailey averaged 10.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.7 steals per game. Bailey will join Cam Carter from Kansas State and Jordan Sears from UT Martin in the LSU 2024 to 2025 transfer class.