06:45 LRN Sportscast March 1st

There were several great college baseball games last night. LSU rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat Nicholls State three to two. The Tigers bullpen was outstanding as Hunter Kiel, Todd Peterson, Caleb Gilbert and Hunter Newman pitched at least one inning and did not give up a run. Greg Deichmann’s RBI single in the seventh was the difference.

Lousiaina Tech is still undefeated after beating 24th ranked Arkansas four to three. That’s also 15 straight wins at JC Love Field. There were over 31-hundred fans who watched this game as Chase Lunceford and Jonathan Washam each drove in two runs. Graham Ahlrich tossed three shutout innings to get the win.

The 16th ranked Cajuns outlasted Northwestern State eight to six in 12 innings. First baseman Alex Pinero was 2-for-5 with a home run and 3 RBI.

Southeastern Lousiaina had a three-run lead over 10th ranked Vanderbilt in the 5th inning, but the Commodores hit three home runs to win nine to six.

The Saints will reportedly release free safety Jairus Byrd when the free agence period begins on March 9th. The move would save New Orleans three-point-two million dollars against the salary cap. The Black and Gold signed Byrd to a six-year, 54-million dollar contract in 2014, but injuries kept him from being that playmaker the Saints thought they were getting.

The Pelicans will look to get their first win tonight since trading for All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins. In the three games since the deal, Cousins and fellow All-Star Anthony Davis have put up big numbers. Cousins says he’s spoken to A-D about getting their supporting cast going…
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But Cousins will not be in the line-up tonight against the Pistons He’s suspended after receiving his 18th technical foul in Sunday’s loss to Oklahoma City.