11:40 Sportscast April 21

It was a long night at the ballpark as LSU and Southeastern Louisiana played past midnight and it was the Tigers who came away with an 11-4 victory over the Lions at Alex Box Stadium. The game was interrupted by a two-thour, 24-minute rain delay in the third inning. Greg Deichmann hit a three-run homer as the Tigers won their fifth straight.

ULM and Mississippi State battled for 14 innings in Biloxi and the Bulldogs won 1-0. State begins a three-game series at LSU tomorrow.

Louisiana Tech defeated Grambling seven to two. Braden Bristo struck out eight hitters as he picked up the win on the mound. Jordan Washam hit a three-run homer, his third of the season.

Saints guard Tim Lelito has announced on Instagram that he’s signed his restricted free agent tender, which keeps him in Black and Gold for another season. Lelito will receive a salary of one-point-six million dollars.

LSU announces Robert Kirby has returned to coach Johnny Jones’ coaching staff. Kirby has been named an associate head basketball coach. He’ll replace David Patrick, who took a job as an assistant at TCU. Kirby was also at LSU during the 2012-13 season, which was Jones’ first season.

The LSU football team’s Academic Progress Rate has fallen to a 10-year low, but it’s high enough to avoid any penalties, like a loss of practice time or scholarships.

But a majority of Southern’s sports teams will not be able to participate in postseason play next year because of academics. Only men’s basketball and men’s tennis avoided a postseason ban. Interim athletic director Roman Banks says the news is not a surprise as they knew some of their programs were in jeopardy. He says broad-based strategies are in place to rectify the situation.