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  • Trump honors first responders of congressional baseball attack

    July 27, 2017 3:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has presented the Medal of Valor to five of the first responders injured in a shooting on a congressional baseball practice last month. The three Alexandria, Virginia police officers and the two U.S. Capitol police officers received a standing ovation when they entered... more »
  • LSU to revamp concession stands at all athletic venues

    July 25, 2017 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fans can expect a new experience at concession stands during future LSU sporting events. According to the LSU Athletics Department, the school has partnered with Aramark to provide food and beverage services at all athletic facilities on campus. Athletic Director Joe Alleva said the new partnership... more »
  • LSU baseball dads help save Florida fan's life at CWS Play Video

    June 27, 2017 11:16 AM

    OMAHA – Two dads with ties to the LSU baseball team saved an 87-year-old man's life during the LSU-Florida game at the College World Series game on Monday. Dr. Jerry Poché, the father of LSU pitcher Jared Poche, and Jimmy Roy, the father of LSU's strength and conditioning coach,... more »
  • LSU prepares to take on Florida in championship series Play Video

    June 25, 2017 9:15 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. - LSU will begin a quest for its seventh national championship Monday afternoon when the Tigers face Florida in game one of the College World Series Finals. Monday's game is set for a 6 p.m. start at TD Ameritrade Park. Game two of the best two-of-three championship... more »
  • LSU fans flying high as Tigers advance to CWS finals Play Video

    June 24, 2017 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Walk-On’s on Nicholson was a packed house as fans filled the seats and bar area to watch the No. 4 LSU Tigers square off with the No. 1 Oregon State Beavers in the College World Series Semifinals. “Well, yesterday I didn't think we had a chance... more »
  • Community Coffee to launch limited edition LSU blend

    June 24, 2017 9:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Community Coffee has announced a new limited edition blend of coffee to honor Louisiana State University and Tiger Nation. According to a report from WWL, Community Coffee says the “LSU Blend” will be available in grocery stores throughout Louisiana starting in July. The blend will only... more »
  • Former LSU player reminisces on Tigers' first trip to College World Series Play Video

    June 18, 2017 12:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sports bars all around the Baton Rouge area were crowded as fans eagerly awaited LSU's first College World Series match-up Saturday. “It’s crazy to see it all evolve," Michael Papajohn said. While he’s not physically in Omaha, Papajohn can’t help but feel nostalgic and a... more »
  • Lobbyist shot is expected to make full recovery

    June 17, 2017 1:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - The family of a lobbyist shot multiple times during a Republican baseball practice outside Washington says he has undergone additional surgery and doctors expect a full recovery. In a statement Saturday, Matt Mika's family says he will remain in the intensive care unit at George... more »
  • LSU gear arrives at U.S. Capitol for tonight's baseball game honoring of Scalise Play Video

    June 15, 2017 2:09 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - LSU memorabilia – including purple and gold baseball hats – arrived at the U.S. Capitol shortly after lunch local D.C. time. The items will be handed out and worn at Thursday night's charity baseball game that's taken on a new meaning – a show of support... more »
  • La. Congressman Scalise 'more responsive', speaking with family after surgery

    June 14, 2017 8:01 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise is reportedly showing more signs of improvement after undergoing another surgery Saturday morning. According to an update from MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Scalise has become "more responsive" and is speaking with his loved ones. The congressman remains in serious condition and... more »
  • How to get tickets to College World Series

    June 12, 2017 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU will accept request for all potential games LSU may participate in during the 2017 College World Series from LSU Baseball season ticket holders and current LSU students only. Season ticket holders and students have until 5 pm CT on Monday, June 12 to submit their requests.... more »
  • Suspect turns self in after fatal stabbing on N 13th Street

    June 11, 2017 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man Monday after he allegedly stabbed another man with a beer bottle on North 13th Street. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 120 block of North 13th Street. Police say 59-year-old Elvis Graham... more »
  • Former Alex Box marshal reminisces on decades of history with the Tigers

    June 10, 2017 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Before the first pitch of the LSU and Mississippi State regional game, thousands of die-hard baseball fans filled the lots surrounding Alex Box Stadium. Some of those fans, like 76-year-old Joe Civello, have a deep history with LSU’s sports.This is especially true when it comes to... more »
  • Baseball weekend at LSU is sold out Play Video

    June 6, 2017 8:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - There are no more tickets to see LSU play at the Box this weekend - the baseball Super Regional. The Tigers will take on Mississippi State at 8 p.m. Saturday, in Alex Box Stadium for the first game, in the best-of-three Super Regional series. The... more »
  • LSU uses power to overcome errors in 15-7 NCAA win over TSU

    June 2, 2017 7:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Zach Watson homered twice and Michael Papierski added another for LSU, which overcame a sloppy defensive performance for a 15-7 victory over Texas Southern on Friday in the Baton Rouge Regional. The Tigers (44-17), winners of 12 straight, committed five errors to help Texas Southern (20-33) score... more »
  • LSU baseball earns #4 national seed, hosts SLU, Rice and TSU in regional

    May 29, 2017 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU Tiger Baseball team earned a Top 8 National Seed and will host both Regional and Super Regional play at Alex Box Stadium for the next couple of weeks if they're successful. The Tigers are the #4 national seed securing a Super Regional host site... more »
  • Changing feels... Play Video

    May 25, 2017 6:39 AM

    You will feel one more comfortably warm afternoon before higher heat and humidity return. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will bring abundant sunshine and low humidity with afternoon thermometers in the mid 80s and light, westerly winds. The overnight hours will stay clear with lows closer to... more »
  • Parkview Baptist head baseball coach retiring

    May 19, 2017 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parkview Baptist School's head baseball coach is stepping away from the plate. School officials announced Darron Mitchell is retiring from his role as head baseball coach. Mitchell led the Eagles to six district titles, two state runner up titles in 2012 and 2015, and one... more »
  • Beaut' at the box, humidity rising Play Video

    May 16, 2017 7:08 AM

    As a surface high pressure weakens and pushes east beneath an eastward moving upper level ridge, more mixing of the local atmopshere has allowed the Department of Environmental Quality to drop the air quality alert. As far as the rest of "weather and health," keep applying sunscreen, with a U.V.... more »
  • Yankees retire Jeter's No. 2, unveil Monument Park plaque

    May 14, 2017 9:03 PM

    NEW YORK - Derek Jeter's No. 2 has been retired by the New York Yankees, who dedicated a plaque in his honor that will be placed in Monument Park behind center field. Jeter captained the Yankees during much of a 20-year career that ended in 2014 and included five World... more »
  • Louisiana college baseball players, coaches sickened by mystery illness

    May 5, 2017 11:27 AM

    MONTGOMERY - Authorities say dozens of athletes and coaches from across the South have been sickened at a college baseball tournament in Alabama, and the cause is a mystery. The Alabama Department of Public Health said those affected by the outbreak are from Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. WSFA-TV... more »
  • LSU Beats Ole Miss 3-2 to take game three

    April 15, 2017 9:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Freshman right-hander Eric Walker fired 6.2 innings Saturday for his fifth win in five decisions, and second baseman Cole Freeman made a stellar defensive play to end the game as eighth-ranked LSU defeated Ole Miss, 3-2, in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. The win gave... more »
  • LSU wins 2-0 behind Walker's complete game

    April 9, 2017 7:24 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Freshman right-hander Eric Walker fired his first career complete game Sunday to lead No. 13 LSU to a 2-0 win over 14 th -ranked Arkansas at Baum Stadium. LSU, which won its sixth consecutive SEC series against Arkansas, improved to 22-11 overall and 7-5 in the... more »
  • LSU baseball falls to Florida in 8-1 loss

    March 25, 2017 10:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sophomore right-hander Brady Singer fired a complete-game six-hitter Saturday to lead 11th-ranked Florida to an 8-1 win over No. 4 LSU at McKethan Stadium. Florida improved to 16-8 overall and 2-3 in the SEC, while LSU dropped to 17-6 overall and 3-2 in conference play. ... more »
  • LSU sweeps Wichita State with 9-2 victory Play Video

    March 12, 2017 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Tigers defeated Wichita State, 9-2, to sweep the Shockers in the final non-conference series ahead of Southeastern Conference play Sunday afternoon. Freshman Eric Walker started for the fourth straight week and moved to 2-0 on the season. Walker allowed just three hits and struck out... more »
  • LSU bats win big over Wichita State 12-5 Play Video

    March 11, 2017 8:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Behind another strong performance by senior Jared Poche’ and a combined 17 hits from the Tiger hitters, No. 6 LSU (11-4) defeated Wichita State, 12-5, Saturday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. Poche’ improved to 4-0 after firing off seven shutout innings and striking... more »
  • Lange leads LSU to 6-1 win over Wichita State

    March 11, 2017 12:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Junior right-hander Alex Lange tossed eight innings, allowing just two hits, no runs, and no walks with nine strikeouts to deliver a masterful performance on Friday night, as sixth-ranked LSU defeated Wichita State, 6-1, at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. LSU's offense also fired on... more »
  • Game 1 of LSU-Wichita State series delayed due to weather

    March 10, 2017 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Friday night's LSU baseball matchup against Witchita State has been postponed due to weather. Heavy rains and lightening in the area has forced officials to delay the game until 9:30 p.m. Getting it from both sides here at the Box. Strong puddling as well... more »
  • LSU falls 5-4 to No. 10 Texas Tech

    March 5, 2017 6:55 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. – Texas Tech scored a winning runin the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, as the 10th-ranked Red Raiders edged No. 2 LSU, 5-4, at Minute Maid Park. Texas Tech improved to 11-2 with the victory, while the Tigers dropped to 9-3 on the year. LSU... more »
  • Poche carries LSU Baseball to 4-0 win over Baylor

    March 4, 2017 9:01 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - The Tigers defeated Baylor 4-0 Saturday after another strong performance from Senior Pitcher Jared Poche. Poche fired seven shutout innings during the win at Minute Maid Park. Right fielder Greg Deichmann put an exclamation point on the afternoon with a solo home run in the sixth... more »
  • Norman to miss remainder of 2017 LSU baseball season due to injury

    February 27, 2017 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Doug Norman, LSU baseball pitcher, will miss the remainder of the 2017 season due to an elbow injury. LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri announced the news on Monday. Norman's injury happened while he threw a pitch in the seventh inning of Sunday's game against Maryland.... more »
  • LSU Baseball defeats Air Force 10-3

    February 19, 2017 8:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU exploded for six runs in the fourth inning Sunday to defeat Air Force, 10-3, in Alex Box Stadium. LSU was perfect on the weekend, moving to 3-0 with the win, while the loss dropped Air Force to 2-2. The Tigers will return to action... more »
  • LSU's Jared Poche throws 7-inning no-hitter against Army

    February 18, 2017 9:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jared Poche threw a seven no-hitter and LSU beat Army 6-0 on Saturday for the 2,500th victory in Tigers history. Poche (1-0) struck out four, didn't walk a batter and threw 79 pitches. Army had its lone baserunner in the fourth when leadoff hitter Josh White reached... more »
  • WATCH: Paratroopers jump into the Box as LSU welcomes military, baseball season Play Video

    February 17, 2017 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU baseball team opens its 2017 season on Friday in Alex Box Stadium against Air Force Academy. The Tigers will meet Air Force at 7 p.m. on Friday before taking on Army West Point at 4 p.m. on Saturday. LSU and Air Force will conclude... more »
  • LSU baseball voted to win SEC Western Division

    February 9, 2017 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU and Florida baseball teams were voted to win the 2017 Southeastern Conference baseball championship based on the annual league coaches preseason poll released on Thursday. The teams are voted on by the league's 14 head coaches. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their... more »
  • LSU to retire Todd Walker's No. 12 jersey

    January 26, 2017 1:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will retire the jersey of All-American second baseman Todd Walker at Alex Box Stadium Friday, April 14. The LSU Hall of Fame Committee unanimously approved the retirement of Walker’s jersey in May. Walker, a Bossier City native, is only the 11th LSU athlete or... more »
  • LSU ranks fourth in Baseball American preseason poll

    January 23, 2017 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU baseball team is ranked fourth in the 2017 Baseball America preseason poll. The poll was released on Monday and marks the Tigers' fourth Top 5 preseason ranking. LSU is ranked second in the Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game preseason polls. Additionally, the Tigers are... more »
  • Police seeking suspects who beat victims with baseball bat

    January 17, 2017 2:59 PM

    CHAUVIN - Terrebonne Parish Police are searching for suspects wanted for beating two victims with a baseball bat in November. David Chauvin, 28, and Tracey Henry, 42, of Houma are wanted for false imprisonment and obstruction of justice. TPSO deputies responded to a disturbance at 101 Prosperity St.... more »
  • LSU baseball team ranks second in Perfect Game poll

    January 11, 2017 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU baseball team was ranked second in the 2017 Perfect Game preseason poll released Wednesday. The ranking marks the second No. 2 ranking in the past three weeks. The team is also ranked second in the Collegiate Baseball poll that was announced in late December.... more »
  • Babies born in 2017 get FREE Baby Cakes baseball tickets for life

    January 5, 2017 1:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – All babies, that’s right all babies, born in Louisiana in 2017 are eligible for free lifetime passes to New Orleans Baby Cakes baseball games, the company’s website says Thursday. According to MILB.com, after your child is born, all you have to do is fill out a... more »
  • MLB rookie hazing rules ban dressing as women

    December 12, 2016 10:30 PM

    NEW YORK - That baseball hazing ritual of dressing up rookies as Wonder Woman, Hooters Girls and Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders is now banned. Major League Baseball created an Anti-Hazing and Anti-Bullying Policy that covers the practice. As part of the sport's new labor deal, set to be ratified by both... more »
  • Formerly the Zephyrs, now the Baby Cakes?

    November 15, 2016 10:21 AM

    METAIRIE - South Louisiana's minor league baseball team will now be known as the New Orleans Baby Cakes. We're proud to introduce our new identity - the New Orleans Baby Cakes! pic.twitter.com/6kWLXkRmCf — New Orleans Zephyrs (@cakesbaseball) November 15, 2016 Formerly the Zephyrs, the New Orleans... more »
  • Cubs beat Dodgers 5-0 to reach 1st World Series since 1945

    October 22, 2016 10:55 PM

    CHICAGO - Cursed by a Billy Goat, bedeviled by Bartman and crushed by decades of disappointment, the Chicago Cubs are at long last headed back to the World Series. Kyle Hendricks outpitched Clayton Kershaw, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras homered early and the Cubs won their first pennant since 1945,... more »
  • Tebow works out for first time in Arizona Fall League

    October 10, 2016 10:08 PM

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Tim Tebow's transition from football to baseball has taken him to the desert. Tebow participated in his first Arizona Fall League workout Monday night, taking the field with the Scottsdale Scorpions after his stint with the New York Mets' instructional league was cut short due to Hurricane... more »
  • Scully signs off for last time with Dodgers

    October 2, 2016 8:11 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Vin Scully has signed off for the last time, ending 67 years behind the mic for the Dodgers. After pinch-hitter Rob Segedin flied out to left field to end a 7-1 loss to the Giants in San Francisco, Scully spotted the umpires bidding him farewell from the... more »
  • New Yorkers' love-hate relationship with A-Rod nears finale

    August 10, 2016 2:16 PM

    NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez's tempestuous relationship with New York Yankees fans comes to an end Friday when he plays his last game in pinstripes. He was born in New York and hit 351 home runs for the Yankees, but A-Rod's big-money contracts and off-field antics made him a less-than-beloved... more »
  • Alex Rodriguez to play final major league game next Friday

    August 7, 2016 5:22 PM

    NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez will play his final major league game next Friday with the New York Yankees and then become a special adviser and instructor with the team. Rodriguez and the club made the announcement before Sunday's game against Cleveland. A-Rod will play against Tampa Bay at Yankee... more »
  • Bregman: 0-for-4, two strikeouts in big league debut

    July 25, 2016 8:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU recognized Monday night’s Major League debut of infielder Alex Bregman with “Big League Bregman” billboards throughout the Houston area. The billboards went up to celebrate the All-Americans start at third base for the Houston Astros. Bregman’s career in the purple and gold spanned from 2013... more »
  • Jared Poche to return to LSU for senior year

    July 13, 2016 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU pitcher Jared Poche has tweeted a message that says he’ll return to the university for his senior season to hopefully guide the Tigers to a National Championship. In the text, Poche politely notes that he has opted to end negotiations with the MLB’s San Diego... more »
  • Man accused in beating death of wife enters not guilty plea

    July 12, 2016 11:22 AM

    GONZALES - A 38-year-old Louisiana man, who is facing a first-degree murder charge in the beating death of his wife in the backyard of the couple's home in August, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. David Johnson Sr. of Geismar entered the plea Monday before state Judge Thomas... more »

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