16:45 LRN Sportscast

The slumping LSU baseball team tries to get back in the win column tonight when they host Texas A&M. The Aggies blanked the Bayou Bengals four to nothing last night as LSU was held to just four hits and it took until the 9th inning for a Tiger base runner to get into scoring position. Jared Poche is on the hill tonight for LSU. It’s an 8:00 first pitch at the Box.

A big series gets underway today in Hammond as Southeastern Louisiana hosts McNeese. The Cowboys are 9-0 in league play, while the Lions are 5-4. The first game of the series is tonight and then the two teams will play a doubleheader tomorrow at 4 PM.

Another series to watch this weekend is in Lafayette as the Ragin Cajuns host South Alabama. The Jaguars lead the Eastern Division of the Sun Belt with a 5-1 record. UL-Lafayette is 4-2 in league play. Coach Tony Robichaux is looking for better production from the Cajun hittters. They are only hitting .262 this season.

The Pelicans host the Sacramento Kings tonight. It’s the first time the two teams have played each other since that blockbuster trade in February that sent All-Star Center DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans. Cousins says he doesn’t want this game to be about him…
cut 30 (14) “…get better”
Even though the Pels have been playing better lately, their playoff chances are on life support.

Pelicans Owner Tom Benson announced today they are getting the ball rolling on having their own D-League affiliate and it will begin play with the 2018-19 season. The Pelicans are one of eight teams in the NBA that didn’t have its own D-League team this year. In a press release, the Pels says they are looking at eleven different cities, seven of them in Louisiana to place the new club.

The Saints announced the signing of quarterback Chase Daniel to a one-year deal.