11;40 LRN Sportscast

The 21st ranked LSU baseball team busted out of its hitting slump by scoring seven runs in the seventh inning during a 10-1 win over Mississippi State. Zach Watson, Austin Bain, Daniel Cabrera and Jake Slaughter each drove in two runs on the night. Starting pitcher Zach Hess was also very good, as he struck out 10 and gave up just three hits in 6.2 innings.

Also last night, FIU scored three runs in the ninth inning to beat Louisiana Tech nine to seven. The Bulldogs fall to 5-2 in Conference USA play.

McNeese pitchers walked 10 hitters in a 5-4 loss to Southeastern Louisiana last night. Cody Grosse had three hits for the Lions and Corey Gaconi was the winning pitcher.

UT Arlington beat ULM 5 to 2 and the Ragin Cajuns blew a three-run lead in the 9th inning and lost to Arkansas State eight to seven in 12 innings.

Arizona walloped Nicholls 11-3 and UNO outscored A-and-M Corpus Christi 13 to 8.

The Pelicans will battle LeBron James and the Cavaliers tonight on ESPN in Cleveland. New Orleans is fighting for home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. They trail San Antonio and Oklahoma City by a half game for fourth place. A playoff spot is also far from locked up. New Orleans is only two games better of the Clippers, who are in ninth place.

Former LSU and NBA star Shaquille O’ Neal has pledged to help Lafayette High School remodel its weight room. Shaq delievered this message that confirmed his commitment….
cut 6 (12) “…bye bye”
Lafayette High Football Coach Rob Pool says he’s blown away that O’ Neal would help towards remodeling their weight room that he hopes will be complete by early June.