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  • 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 »
  • Minor league baseball team urges fans to bring cats to the game

    July 8, 2016 12:21 PM

    LAKEWOOD, N.J. - A minor league baseball team in New Jersey affiliated with the Philadelphia Phillies is so confident that furballs and flyballs go together that they are inviting fans to bring their cats to this weekend's game. Saturday is CATurday when the BlueClaws play the West Virginia Power... more »
  • Report: LSU's Alex Box the best place for baseball

    July 5, 2016 3:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Alex Box is the best place to catch collegiate baseball, but it's not the only ranking stadium in Louisiana. Scout.com recently ranked the top 50 - posting editors visited "and reviewed almost every ballpark in Division I college baseball" to compile the list. The team found... more »
  • Carlini helps Southeastern Louisiana over Utah Valley 3-2

    June 5, 2016 9:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Domenick Carlini pitched six strong innings to make a three-run first stand up and Southeastern Louisiana edged Utah Valley 3-2 in an elimination game in the NCAA Tournament's Baton Rouge Regional on Sunday. Southeastern Louisiana (40-20) will face Sunday evening's LSU-Rice loser on Monday in another elimination... more »
  • NCAA Regional games moved to Sunday

    June 4, 2016 5:50 PM

    Baton Rouge - The LSU Tiger baseball team earned the right to play in a winner's bracket game scheduled for Saturday night, but Mother Nature had other plans with all day rains postponing their contest until Sunday at the earliest. The NCAA announcing just before we 5:00 p.m. on... more »
  • LSU hopeful despite rain delay; Regional game 2 postponed

    June 3, 2016 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As of 6 p.m. LSU officials are hopeful for LSU’s NCAA Baseball Regional at Alex Box Stadium that the game will continue Friday night. The scheduled 2 p.m. start was pushed back due to rain delay as showers moved into the area Friday afternoon. Just after... more »
  • Vanderbilt pitcher Donny Everett drowns while fishing

    June 3, 2016 9:58 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt freshman pitcher Donny Everett drowned Thursday while fishing in Tennessee. He was 19. The Coffee County Sheriff's Department said in a statement Friday that Everett was with two teammates and two other people when he tried to swim across Normandy Lake near a bridge. Divers... more »
  • Lions fall in Southland tournament final

    May 29, 2016 5:36 PM

    SUGAR LAND – Sam Houston State defeated the Southeastern Lions 7-4 Sunday afternoon in the Southland Conference Baseball Tournament. Southeastern Head Coach Matt Riser said both teams fought hard, but in the end the ball went Sam Houston’s way. “I thought we made all out mistakes aggressively,... more »
  • Four Tigers take All-SEC baseball honors

    May 24, 2016 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Four LSU Tigers made the All-SEC Baseball Honors list after conference coaches cast their votes on Monday. LSU junior shortstop Kramer Robertson and sophomore DH Bryce Jordan received the First-Team All-SEC squad award. Right fielder Antoine Duplantis appeared on the Freshman All-SEC team list, and second... more »
  • LSU baseball claims 5th seed at SEC Tourney

    May 21, 2016 8:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU baseball fell to the top-ranked Florida Gators in Game 3, but not before securing the series in a game two win against their SEC opponent. The Tigers claimed the series with a 7-3 victory over Florida in game two. The Gators struck back in game... more »
  • LSU baseball sweeps Tennessee to finish series

    May 15, 2016 10:14 PM

    KNOXVILLE – The LSU baseball team finished with a full sweep against SEC opponent Tennessee Sunday afternoon. With the 10-7 win in game three, the Tigers extended its winning streak to eight games and improved to 36-16 overall season record (17-10 in Southeastern Conference play). Rightfielder Antoine Duplantis... more »
  • LSU baseball continues win streak with game two win over Tennessee

    May 14, 2016 9:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU Tigers baseball team continued its winning streak Saturday, topping Tennessee 11-3 in game two of the series. The Tigers have won seven straight games, with five consecutive SEC contests. LSU baseball improved to 35-16 overall and 16-10 in Southeaster Conference play. The Tigers... more »
  • LSU baseball drops series at Ole Miss

    April 30, 2016 11:20 PM

    OXFORD, Miss. – The LSU Tigers were only able to put up 2 runs in Saturday's loss to Ole Miss in Oxford. The Tigers drop to 28-16 overall and 11-10 in the Southeastern Conference. In an interview after the game, LSU head coach Paul Mainieri was clearly frustrated.... more »
  • Bossier Parish deputy, former Tiger leaves department to join pro baseball team

    April 28, 2016 4:38 PM

    BOSSIER PARISH - The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office bid farewell to a deputy who has signed a contract to become a professional baseball player. Thursday was Randy Ziegler's final day on the job. He's headed to Nebraska to play for the Lincoln Saltdogs, a minor league team of the... more »
  • LSU takes game 3 over No. 6 Mississippi State

    April 24, 2016 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. – The Tigers used 12 hits to score 11 runs and take Game 3 of the Southeastern Conference series over Mississippi State, 11-8, Sunday afternoon in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. With the win, No. 5 LSU improved to 27-13 on the year and 10-8... more »
  • Southern loses game, series in 7-1 loss to South Alabama

    April 24, 2016 6:19 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. – Right-hander Austin Bembnowski turned in his fourth quality start of the season to lead the No. 23 University of South Alabama baseball team to a 7-1 series-clinching win over Southern Sunday at Stanky Field. Bembnowski (5-1) allowed one run on five hits, and struck out five while... more »
  • LSU retires Furniss' 36 Play Video

    April 23, 2016 12:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Eddy Furniss' sweet swing is forever etched in the memories of Tiger fans, and LSU cemented his place in Tigers' lore Friday night by retiring his number 36. That honor has only been bestowed on two other's: Skip Bertman and Ben McDonald. "It's really something... more »
  • Arrieta throws 2nd no-hitter as Cubs beat Reds

    April 22, 2016 12:40 AM

    CINCINNATI, OH - Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs pitched his second no-hitter in a span of 11 regular-season starts, shutting down the Cincinnati Reds in a 16-0 rout Thursday night. The reigning NL Cy Young winner threw the first no-hitter of the Major League Baseball season. Arrieta (4-0) struck... more »
  • New NCAA sanctions make Southern teams ineligible for postseason

    April 20, 2016 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sanctions released by the NCAA on Wednesday mean a total of 10 Southern University athletic programs will be ineligible for postseason play in the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year. While the entirety of SU’s athletic program was reinstated from a two-year ban from postseason play 11 months... more »
  • LSU hosts Southeastern Wednesday at The Box

    April 20, 2016 12:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - No. 5 ranked LSU (25-11) will play host to Southeastern (26-11) Wednesday evening in Alex Box Stadium. The LSU-SLU game can be viewed online on SEC Network +, accessible at WatchESPN.com and the WatchESPN app. Live audio will be carried on affiliates of the LSU Sports... more »
  • Lions baseball falls to UL Lafayette

    April 17, 2016 9:12 PM

    HAMMOND – Southeastern University baseball fell to UL Lafayette Sunday after the Ragin’ Cajuns rallied to steal the win 5-4. The Lions were in control, 3-0, before the Ragin’ Cajuns’ rally. After gaining a lead in the sixth inning, UL Lafayette pitchers shut down the Lions batters to hold... more »
  • LSU baseball sweeps Missouri with big 15-2 win

    April 17, 2016 8:51 PM

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – LSU baseball capped a sweep of Missouri Sunday with a big 15-2 win against their SEC foe. Sunday’s win gave the Tigers their first Southeastern Conference series win of 2016. LSU started quick and early, scoring five runs in the top of the first... more »
  • LSU falls to Vanderbilt 9-7 in game 3

    April 9, 2016 8:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – No. 14 LSU dropped the final game of the SEC series to Vanderbilt 9-7 Saturday in Alex Box. Vanderbilt rightfielder Jeren Kendall knocked a three-run homer in the eighth inning, erasing a 7-6 deficit and putting his team on top. LSU falls to 21-10 on... more »
  • LSU to open series against Vanderbilt on Thursday

    April 7, 2016 10:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU is set to open a three-game series against Vanderbilt on Thursday afternoon. All three games will be played in Alex Box Stadium. LSU enters the series tied for third place in the SEC Western Division, while Vanderbilt is tied for second in the SEC East. The Tigers... more »
  • Southeastern and McNeese players claim baseball weekly honors

    April 5, 2016 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southeastern Louisiana first baseman Jameson Fisher and McNeese State right-hander Kaleb Fontenot have been named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Baseball Players of the Week. The players were each nominated by their school's respective baseball sports information directors and selected by a statewide media panel. Fisher, a... more »
  • Three home runs give Lions 15-2 Southland victory

    April 3, 2016 8:13 PM

    HAMMOND – The Southeastern Lions won its 17 th straight Southland series victory Sunday, maintaining its lead in the standings. Ryan Byers struck a grand slam in the first inning to lead the Lions charge to a 15-2 victory over Nicholls at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field.... more »
  • LSU baseball takes series with 10-5 win at Auburn

    April 3, 2016 6:08 PM

    AUBURN – The LSU Tigers will leave Auburn Sunday with the team’s first SEC series victory of the season. After a loss in the first game of an unexpected double header Saturday, LSU with two wins, including the 10-5 victory Sunday, to take the series back. LSU... more »
  • LSU baseball vs Auburn postponed, doubleheader Saturday

    April 1, 2016 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – According to a tweet from Auburn Baseball, Friday’s game against LSU has been postponed due to rain. The official Auburn Twitter account said Friday’s game will be moved to a double header on Saturday at 1 p.m. Game two will start 30 minutes after the first... more »
  • Aggies top LSU baseball 3-1 to win series

    March 26, 2016 9:01 PM

    COLLEGE STATION – The Tigers only scored one run in its Saturday win against No. 2 Texas A&M in Blue Bell Park. The Aggies took the SEC series with its second win 3-1. LSU dropped to 16-7 overall and 2-4 in SEC play. The Aggies improved to 21-3 and... more »
  • Southern splits doubleheader, loses series to Arkansas Pine Bluff

    March 26, 2016 8:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Southern Jaguars took the opening game of a Saturday doubleheader against the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, but couldn't take the series as they won game 2, but dropped game 3. In game two, the Jags jumped out to an early lead and survived an... more »
  • Southern baseball finishes sweep of Selma

    March 20, 2016 7:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars took a break from SWAC play this weekend, but not from the win column as they swept away Selma University by taking two games on Sunday afternoon at Lee Hines Field. In game 2, the Jaguars scored 12 runs on 11 hits... more »
  • LSU baseball prevents sweep, tops Alabama 7-5

    March 20, 2016 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With six runs in the eighth inning, No. 6 LSU defeated Alabama to win the final game of a series to open Southeastern Conference play Sunday. Brody Wofford hit a single up the middle with bases loaded to score two runs and cut the game to... more »
  • LSU loses both games in doubleheader against Alabama

    March 19, 2016 9:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU Tigers baseball team lost 4-3 against the University of Alabama in game two of a doubleheader at Alex Box Stadium Saturday night. The Crimson Tide kept the Tigers scoreless while putting up six runs to start the SEC series open earlier in the day.... more »
  • Red Cross to raise money for flood victims at LSU doubleheader Saturday

    March 18, 2016 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Red Cross will collect donation's at Saturday's LSU-Alabama baseball game, a doubleheader since weather canceled the first game Friday night. Donations will be collected starting at 4 p.m., between the first and second games. The Red Cross has a part in seven shelters that... more »
  • 4 LSU-Shreveport baseball players arrested in drug sting

    March 17, 2016 10:41 AM

    SHREVEPORT - State police say at least four LSU Shreveport baseball players are among 14 arrested for various drug-related offenses. In a statement, the school said 21-year-old Kevin Rosario, of Tampa, Florida, 24-year-old Austen Thrailkill, of Land O'Lakes, Florida, 22-year-old Mitch Jackman, of Vancouver, Canada and 23-year-old Oscar Meuris, of... more »
  • Wednesday's LSU-McNeese game postponed due to weather

    March 8, 2016 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The threat of severe storms in the Capital Area has led officials to postpone the LSU-McNeese baseball game scheduled for Wednesday. The Tigers Tuesday night game in the Box with Louisiana Tech will be played as scheduled despite already deteriorating conditions. McNeese announced the game... more »
  • LSU wins first game of doubleheader over Fordham, 15-1 Play Video

    March 5, 2016 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senior John Valek II allowed just one run on three hits in five innings of work to improve to 3-0 in sixth-ranked LSU's 15-1 victory over Fordham Saturday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. The Tigers and Rams return to the field for the final... more »
  • LSU kicks off 3 game series with Fordham tonight at Alex Box Stadium

    March 4, 2016 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - No. 6 LSU (6-2) will open a three-game series against Fordham (3-4) at 7 p.m. Friday in Alex Box Stadium. The two teams will follow tonight’s game up with a Saturday doubleheader. The first game starts at 2 p.m. and the second gets underway at 6:30... more »
  • Traffic alert: 25,000 expected for LSU events tonight

    March 2, 2016 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Four different sporting events at LSU will likely mean huge crowds and lots of traffic Friday. Baseball, softball, gymnastics , and tennis are expected to draw as many as 25,000 people to the Nicholson area of campus. Events start at 5 p.m. North Stadium Road... more »
  • Valek Leads LSU in Series Win Over Sacramento State, 11-1

    February 28, 2016 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senior pitcher John Valek III faced the minimum in six of his seven innings to lead fifth-ranked LSU to an 11-1 win over Sacramento State Sunday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. LSU improved to 5-2 on the season with the series win while... more »
  • LSU baseball falls to Sacramento St. 5-4

    February 27, 2016 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Down 4-3 heading the top of the ninth inning, Sacramento State plated two runs to defeat fifth-ranked LSU, 5-4, and even the series Saturday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. The Tigers fell to 4-2 on the year with the loss while the Hornets... more »
  • Beaut at the Box

    February 26, 2016 6:56 AM

    The weather is looking beautiful for Baseball at the Box and any other outdoor activities planned for the weekend! Today and Tonight: A chilly morning will give way to a sunny and cool afternoon. Look for highs to top out in the low 60s which is just a... more »
  • Budget, taxes and baseball: This week at the Capitol Play Video

    February 23, 2016 12:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - While most bills filed this session deal with raising taxes, cutting incentives or trimming departmental budgets, the State House of Representatives is expected to take up a bill that would sweeten Louisiana's bid to host the SEC Baseball Tournament in New Orleans. The bill would ammend an... more »
  • La. lawmakers aim for SEC baseball tournament with proposal

    February 22, 2016 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal seeking to draw the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament to New Orleans is nearing final legislative passage. Sen. Danny Martiny, a Kenner Republican, wants to expand what events qualify for money from Louisiana's Major Events Incentive Program. Martiny's law change would allow all college tournaments... more »
  • LSU defeats Cincinnati 12-4; Sweeps opening series of 2016 season

    February 21, 2016 8:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Fifth-ranked LSU blasted four home runs and collected 10 hits Sunday to defeat Cincinnati, 12-4, and sweep the series at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. LSU improved to 3-0, while Cincinnati dropped to 0-3 ton conclude the opening weekend of the 2016 season. ... more »
  • Lange in control with game two shutout for LSU

    February 20, 2016 6:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE –LSU’s Alex Lange is back and back in control. The Tigers ace looked sharp in the first start of his sophomore season, striking out 9 and giving up just 1 hit in 6.2 innings as LSU beat Cincinnati 4-0 Saturday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium. Jake... more »
  • WATCH: SkyEye2 takes flight; see live video over Baton Rouge & tonight's LSU Baseball game

    February 19, 2016 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - First pitch for the LSU Baseball season is at 7 p.m. Friday. WBRZ will broadcast its 6 p.m. news Friday at the Box from the stadium. Above, SkyEye2 returns to the sky. The helicopter will circle the stadium ahead of the game and provide live views... more »
  • No college sports, a distant reality Play Video

    February 12, 2016 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - University athletics are putting a lot of faith in state leaders to right the state budget gap. The state partially reinstated TOPS Friday , following a big scare to Louisiana students and their parents. Many in-state student athletes rely on TOPS. LSU baseball head Coach Paul... more »
  • Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia 1st to draw lifetime drug ban

    February 12, 2016 5:28 PM

    NEW YORK - Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia has become the first player to receive a lifetime ban under baseball's drug agreement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time. The commissioner's office said Friday that Mejia tested positive for Boldenone. The 26-year-old was the Mets'... more »
  • Local high school, LSU track and field coach "Boots" Garland dies Play Video

    January 11, 2016 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU head track and field coach and coach at several Capital Area high schools, Murrell “Boots” Garland died Monday at 82. Garland was an LSU graduate who took the reins of the Tigers track and field team as head coach for the 1982 campaign. He... more »
  • Griffey elected to Hall with highest percentage, Piazza in

    January 6, 2016 6:30 PM

    NEW YORK - Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines fell short in results announced Wednesday. A star slugger of the Steroids Era never tainted by accusations of drug use, Griffey was on 437 of 440 votes in his first appearance on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot. His 99.3... more »
  • Lange, Poche' receive preseason All-American honors

    December 22, 2015 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the press recognized LSU sophomore right-handed pitcher Alex Lange and junior left-handed pitcher Jared Poche' with 2016 preseason All-America honors Tuesday. Collegiate Baseball magazine named Lange to the first-team All-America squad, and Poche' to the second team. Lange posted a 12-0 record in... more »
  • LSU ranked No. 7 in college baseball preseason poll

    December 21, 2015 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers have come in at No. 7 in the 2016 Collegiate Baseball newspaper preseason poll released Monday. It’s the fifth straight season where LSU will start their campaign ranked among the Top 10 teams in the country. Other SEC teams appearing in the poll’s... more »
  • Former SLU Lion Wade Miley traded to Mariners

    December 7, 2015 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Southeastern Louisiana University standout Wade Miley will play for his third MLB team in 2016. The left-hander was traded to the Seattle Mariners Monday afternoon. In 2015, Miley's first and only season with the Boston Red Sox, the southpaw had a rough April, but rebounded... more »
  • Royals fans turn Kansas City blue

    November 3, 2015 1:39 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City is turning blue as Royals fans line up to watch the World Series championship team parade. Forty-eight-year-old Kansas City native Steve Spencer marveled at the crowd as he joined the masses walking toward the city's Union Station. Recalling the years of losing seasons, he... more »
  • World Series begins on Tuesday

    October 27, 2015 10:10 AM

    UNDATED- Kansas City manager Ned Yost has named Edinson Volquez to be his starting pitcher for Game 1 of the World Series against the New York Mets Tuesday. He'll be opposed by Matt Harvey for the Mets, who are making their first World Series appearance in 15 years. Yost will... more »
  • Arrieta, Cubs silence Pirates 4-0 to win NL wild-card game

    October 8, 2015 9:02 AM

    PITTSBURGH, PA.- Jake Arrieta allowed four hits in nine dominant innings and the Chicago Cubs rolled to a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL wild-card game on Wednesday night. Arrieta struck out 11 without a walk. He also dusted off getting plunked by Pittsburgh reliever Tony Watson... more »
  • Keuchel, Astros beat Yankees in AL wild-card game

    October 7, 2015 7:07 AM

    NEW YORK- Dallas Keuchel pitched three-hit ball for six baffling innings, Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez each homered, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 3-0 Tuesday night in the American League wild-card game. The orange-clad Astros now advance to the AL Divison Series, where they will face... more »
  • LSU: Baseball record holder Randy Wiles has died

    September 15, 2015 8:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced the death of former LSU baseball standout Randy Wiles Tuesday night. The athletics department said Wiles died after a brief battle with cancer. Wiles was a New Orleans native. Wiles, an All-SEC performer at LSU was also a former major league pitcher. He... more »
  • Home teams win all 15 games for 1st time in MLB history

    August 12, 2015 5:10 PM

    Home was the place to be in baseball Tuesday night. When the Seattle Mariners beat Baltimore 6-5 in 10 innings, it marked the first time all 15 home teams won on the same day. Viewing every game as a 50-50 proposition independent of all others, STATS figured the... more »
  • Baseball's Hall has four new members

    July 26, 2015 7:00 PM

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - The 2015 induction ceremony at the Baseball Hall of Fame has been completed and the class of 2015 includes Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio has taken its place among the games greats. Each man took his time outlining his life and career... more »
  • Nola picks up first MLB win as Phillies sweep Cubs

    July 26, 2015 5:42 PM

    CHICAGO - Ryan Howard homered for the second straight day, rookie Aaron Nola got his first major league win and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 11-5 on Sunday to complete a three-game series sweep. Maikel Franco also went deep as the major league-worst Phillies collected 17 hits in... more »
  • Feds end prosecution of Barry Bonds without conviction

    July 21, 2015 12:51 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Department of Justice formally dropped its criminal prosecution of Barry Bonds, Major League Baseball's career homerun leader. The decade-long investigation and prosecution of Bonds for obstruction of justice ended quietly Tuesday morning when the DOJ said it would not challenge the reversal of his felony... more »
  • LSU's Aaron Nola to make MLB debut

    July 17, 2015 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Aaron Nola was a phenomenon on the mound for LSU, and he's poised to be one again when he makes his major league debut with the Philadelphia Phillies next week. The Phillies announced Nola will start against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. It will make... more »
  • 15 CWS homers mirror rise in offense across college baseball

    June 25, 2015 5:41 PM

    OMAHA, NB - The 15 home runs hit in 16 College World Series games are the most since the tournament moved to TD Ameritrade Park in 2011 and mirrored the increases in offense across Division I this season. The NCAA put a new flat-seam ball into play this year to... more »
  • Pooping birds targeted at LSU's Alex Box Stadium

    June 24, 2015 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The days of bird droppings raining down on LSU baseball fans are over. Crews are attaching netting to the bottom side of the Alex Box Stadium grandstands overhang, a four month long project that's expected to keep the birds away. Coach Paul Mainieri says construction began about two... more »
  • LSU's Lange tapped for freshman All-American first team

    June 23, 2015 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baseball America named LSU pitcher Alex Lange to its first team All-American squad this week. Lange joined four other Southeastern Conference first-timers on the team, Vanderbilt's Jeren Kendall and Kyle Wright as well as Florida's J.J. Schwarz, giving the SEC the most players of any league... more »
  • LSU eliminated from CWS with 8-4 loss to TCU

    June 18, 2015 8:01 PM

    OMAHA - The LSU Tiger baseball team started hot, but faded in their rematch bid against the TCU Horned Frogs as they fall 8-4. LSU tied the game at 3 in the third inning, but TCU reliever Trey Teakell followed by retiring ten straight Tiger batters to shut down... more »

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