06:45 Sportscast, April 21st, 2016

There was a 2 hour and 24 minute rain delay, and the No. 5 LSU Tigers pulled out the late win against Southeastern last night/this morning by a score of 11-4 at The Box. LSU improves to 26-11 on the year, while SLU falls to 26-12. LSU has won five straight now as they head into an SEC series against Mississippi State tomorrow on Skip Bertman Field. Southeastern heads to Lake Charles to take on in-state rival McNeese State in a three game Southland series.

ULM dropped a heart breaker last night to the No. 7 Mississippi State Bulldogs as a nearly five hour battle resulted in a 1-0 loss for the Warhawks in 14 innings. In all, the two teams pitching staffs combined to use 17 players on the mound. ULM continues the road swing with a series against Arkansas State this weekend.

Back to college baseball, UL-Lafayette and McNeese State tried to wait out the weather, but after nearly 2 hours of downpours which included lightning, the call was made to head home.

Louisiana Tech pitchers struck out 15 batters in a 7-3 victory over Grambling State. The Bulldogs host Old Dominion in a three game Conference USA series this weekend. The Tigers play Texas Southern.

The NCAA has placed Southern University back on probation as the school receives sanctions meaning no postseason for 11 sports in 2016-2017. The programs, all but men’s basketball and tennis, are affected due to academic-related reasons. They also face reductions in practice time during the season and out of season.

LSU’s academic rate score fell to a 10-year low and worst in the SEC, but the Tigers are still way above the penalty benchmark, according to the NCAA.