4:45 LRN Sportscast

The LSU baseball team’s season is over after a hard fought four to three defeat to North Carolina in ten innings. A dropped fly ball by Jake Brown in the tenth inning led to the go ahead run scoring off of Gage Jump, who suffered just his second loss of the season.

Senior right-handed reliever Will Hellmers was a major story in this game as he threw 5.2 innings of scoreless baseball in the best outing of his LSU career…
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A win for the Tigers last night and they would have hosted a super regional series against West Virginia this weekend. Instead Johnson and his coaching staff will begin making preparations for the 2025 season.

Former LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson met with the media after signing a four-year, 140-million dollar contract with the Minnesota Vikings. The deal makes him the highest paid non-quarterback in the NFL. Jefferson says he’s not stopping just because of this rich contract…
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Jefferson says he’s looking forward to working with rookie quarterback J-J McCarthy. The former Destrehan star also says he never thought about leaving Minnesota, even though the Vikings with several different quarterbacks last season.

Former LSU receiver Jaray Jenkins has signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jenkins signed with Jacksonville last year after his career with LSU finished. But the Jena native was released prior to the start of the regular season. He’ll get another shot with Pittsburgh. Jenkins caught 89 passes for 1,370 yards and 14 touchdowns during his career at LSU.