6:45 LRN Sportscast May 31st

LSU Baseball Coach Paul Mainieri has named sophomore left-hander Nick Bush as his starting pitcher for the regional opener against San Diego State. Mainieri says he also considered Zack Hess, but decided to go with Bush, because he didn’t throw as many pitches as Hess did last Saturday…
cut 16 (15) “…ready to go”
The Tigers arrived in Corvallis yesterday and first pitch tomorrow against San Diego State is at 3 PM.

Ridge Heisler will get the start for Northwestern State when they face Oregon State on Friday night. The former Mangham star is 7-2 with a 3.01 ERA and a team high 72 strikeouts. First pitch is at 9:30.

LSU-Eunice is two wins away from winning the division two national junior college championship. Koi Westbrook hit a grand slam and Dane Dixon tossed a three-hitter on the mound as the Bengals easily defeated Northern Oklahoma Enid 10-1. L-S-U Eunice will face Parkland College from Illinois at in a best of three championship series that begins tonight at 8 PM.

The SEC announces LSU’s league opener at Auburn will kick-off at 2:30 PM. The only other game time that’s been set is the season opener versus Miami. That game will get underway at 6:30 on Sunday September second in Dallas. CBS has also announced they will have a prime time game on November 3rd, which is day the Tigers play Alabama. But we’ll wait until October to see if LSU and Bama will be a primetime game.

Saints Quarterback Drew Brees has donated 200-thousand dollars so that Benjamin Franklin High School can build a new locker room and make other improvements to its football facility. Construction begins next week.