No. 14 LSU had a nice showing Tuesday against Southern locking in an 11-1 victory. It’s the third straight win for the Tigers who were aided by Jag pitching that walked 6. Southern also committed four errors and threw three wild pitches. LSU improved to 19-9 on the year, while Southern dropped to 8-18. Southern football player, Devon Gales who suffered a horrible spinal injury last year in a game against Georgia, threw out the first pitch from his wheelchair to LSU pitcher Jared Poche who was behind the plate.
The Louisiana Sports Writers Association names Southeastern Louisiana first baseman Jameson Fisher and McNeese State right-hander Kaleb Fontenot the LWSA Players of the week.
The Lions held off Tulane in a 7-6 win yesterday at Turchin Stadium. Southeastern is now 23-7 on the season and have won for the 17th time in 18 games.
The 26th ranked Ragin Cajuns shutout Northeastern State 4-0 in Lafayette.
Back to college baseball, Nicholls State fell to Lamar, 7-2 on the road. ULM had a 10-7 win over Jackson State Tuesday at Warkhawk Field. McNeese State picked up a 4-1 win over No. 24 Houston for the Cowboys second win of the season over a ranked opponent in Lake Charles. Grambling clobbered Texas College 20-8.
The Tigers second ever meeting with Missouri next season, will double as homecoming. The game takes place October 1st in Tiger Stadium. LSU also announced Tuesday that the Mississippi State contest on September 17th will be the Gold Game, and that the Southern Miss game will be the Alumni Band Reunion.
LSU cornerback Donte Jackson was is reportedly ruled academically ineligible for the spring semester, meaning he can’t play in either football or track. He’s considered one of the three starting cornerbacks for LSU. He developed last season into the team’s No. 3 cornerback and he started in the Texas Bowl.
The injury plagued New Orleans Pelicans fell to Philadelphia, 107-93 last night.