LSU brings an 11-game winning streak into the Baton Rouge Regional, which begins Friday, with the Tigers hosting Texas Southern. Lefty Jared Poche is one of several seniors on this team and he believes the Tigers experience will pay off in regional play….
cut 18 (11) “…for the best”
Southeastern Louisiana is the number two seed in the regional and they have not won a game against the Tigers since 2008.
UL-Lafayette’s Gunner Leger and Louisiana Tech’s Nate Harris have been named Golden Spikes Award semifinalist. Leger is the 2017 Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Year, with a 10-2 record with a 1.97 ERA. Harris led the Conference USA in wins, saves and ERA, which was 1.90. Fans can vote on the award at Golden-spikes-award-dot-com.
Wide receiver Lance Moore has retired as a New Orleans Saint. Nine of Moore’s eleven seasons in the NFL were in the Big Easy. He signed with the Saints in 2005 and finished fifth in franchise history in receptions and fourth in touchdowns with 38.
The Sun Belt Conference announced the television selections for the first three weeks of the regular season. ULM will have a couple of primetime kickoffs to start the season. The Warhawks versus Memphis at the Liberty Bowl on Thursday, August 31st will kickoff at 7 PM. The next week ULM will have a 6 PM kickoff at Florida State and then host Southern Miss on September 16th at 6 PM.
UL Lafayette starts the season by hosting Southeastern Louisiana at 6 PM at Cajun Field on September 2nd. The Cajuns road game at Tulsa on September 9th will kickoff at 3 PM.