LRN Sportscast 06:45 February 19

For the first time since 2009, Nicholls State has defeated LSU in baseball. The Colonels doubled up the second ranked Tigers six to three on a chilly night at Alex Box Stadium. LSU left 17 runners on base and committed four errors in the field. Colonels first baseman Seth Stevens had two hits and two RBIs for the 3-and-1 Colonels.

Elsewhere…U-L Lafayette scored four runs in the first inning and went on to beat Northwestern State seven to three. Centerfielder Joe Robbins hit a home run and tied a career-high with 4 RBI.

Louisiana Tech won its first game of the year as they pounded McNeese State 12 to 2. Centerfielder Bryce Stark hit a grand slam and Bre’shon Kimbell added a solo shot.

Tulane scored two runs in the top of the ninth to get past Southeastern Louisiana five to four. The Lions fall to four and one on the season. And U-N-O scored four runs in the second to hold off Southern Miss seven to six.

The Pelicans have announced Jrue Holiday will miss at least another three weeks with a stress reaction in his lower right leg. Holiday missed 48 games last year because of a very similiar injury. New Orleans is at Orlando tomorrow. Today is the NBA trade deadline.

The U-L Lafayette men’s basketball team hosts Texas State tonight at the Cajundome. The Cajuns are 8-and-7 in the Sun Belt and in fifth place in the league standings. Head Coach Bob Marlin says a victory is important tonight with the conference tournament right around the corner…
cut 16 (17) “….at home”
The Ragin Cajuns have lost seven of their last eleven games.

Also tonight, Louisiana Tech is at Charlotte, and Tulane hosts Central Florida.