LSU and Texas hooked up for a terrific baseball game at Alex Box Stadium and it was the Bayou Bengals who came out on top, beating the Longhorns four to three. Daniel Cabrera’s two-run homer in the sixth inning gave the Tigers the lead for good. Cole Henry was the winning pitcher, he gave up three runs but struck out 10. Jaden Hill was sensational out of the bullpen as he threw three shutout innings, striking out six. LSU improves to seven and three and they’ll face Baylor at Houston’s Minute Maid Park at 3 PM today.
In other action, Louisiana Tech topped Maine five to one to improve to 6-3. Illinois State doubled up ULM six to three. The Ragin Cajuns lost a tough one in Lafayette as they fell to Sam Houston State five to four in eleven innings. Nicholls edged Long Island four to three, McNeese doubled up Valparaiso four to two, Southeastern Louisiana banked Stony brook 11 to 0. And Northwestern State won again three to nothing over Eastern Illinois.
The Pelicans took care of business last night as they defeated Cleveland 116 to 104. New Orleans took control with a 43-point first quarter. Brandon Ingram had 29 points, six rebounds and seven assists. Zion Williamson had 24 points. That’s ten straight games with 20 points or more, which is a record for a teenager. Memphis also lost, so the Pels are just two games back of the Grizzlies for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. New Orleans will get ready to host the Lakers on Sunday night. The game is a sell out.
LSU baskeball has an 11 AM tip off today against Texas A-and-M. The Tigers are coming off a blowout loss in Florida, while the Aggies have won three of their last four. LSU needs to win to at least maintain a tie with Florida for third place in the league standings.
In other action, the Ragin Cajuns are at Little Rock, UNO is at Nicholls, Northwestern State visits Southeastern Louisiana and McNeese is at Houston Baptist. Grambling hosts Arkansas Pine-Bluff. Louisiana Tech is off today, they are home on Wednesday against F-I-U.