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Today we talk Baseball and QB’s

Always a good day when you make a Greenie sad.

LSU picked up their 15th win as they beat Tulane 10-4 on Wednesday night. Nick Storz made his LSU debut as he pitched one scoreless inning before handing it off to AJ Labas to start the second. Labas, despite giving up four runs, earned the win. LSU got down 4-0 but put Tulane in the rear-view mirror as the Tigers went to the 6th inning with a 8-4 lead. Standout players include Watson, Broussard, Duplantis combining for 7 RBI. Fontenot, Beck, Bush, and Peterson held Tulane scoreless for the last four innings.

LSU will now turn their attention to Vanderbilt as they travel to Nashville this weekend. It will be a tough series as LSU travels to face a consensus top 15 team on the road. LSU will look to improve on their 2-1 start to SEC play. All three games this weekend will be nationally televised.

With spring practice heating up for LSU, so is the quarterback battle. Ross Dellenger took a closer look at the competition. The presumption among the media and Tiger fans has been that this is Myles Brennan’s job to lose, and maybe it still is, but you wouldn’t know that from listening to Ed Orgeron and some of the players. The other candidates are redshirt freshman Lowell Narcisse and redshirt junior Justin McMillan. In Delly’s article, you will see quotes from Ed O, Foster Moreau, and Breiden Fehoko on each of the QB’s and what skills they excel at.

I would still put my money on Brennan to win but McMillan could be the dark horse here. McMillan is someone Steve Ensminger is already familiar with, as McMillan is entering his fourth year with the program. McMillan, the lefty, has always been known to have a cannon for an arm. In McMillan’s two years as a starter in Texas High School Football, he won two state championships. Do not forget about Justin McMillan when looking at this summer’s QB battle.

Here are some of McMillan’s high school highlights.

Dellenger had another article, this one on LSU’s defensive line. Dellenger focuses on how this defensive line bonds over Sunday Popeyes and why they expect to be better in 2018 than 2017.

With Jonathan Giles occupying the number 7, we wait to see who will don the 18 in the purple and gold. Alex Hickey of SEC Country made a compelling case for senior tight end, Foster Moreau.

With Arden Key gone, LSU needs someone to step up at edge rusher. Andre Anthony is a guy to watch. Ross Dellenger has the story on what has made his first two years so tough and what Anthony thinks he could be at full health.

We took a look back at Will Wade’s inaugural season at LSU all the way from defeating Michigan in Maui to the NIT win over ULL. In there you will find all the moments that defined LSU’s season and why you should be excited about this program going forward.

Will Wade wrote a end of the year letter to Tiger fans that you should take the time to read.

Surprise! Sarah Finnegan was honored by the SEC again this week. In the regular season finale against Arizona, Finnegan recorded two separate 10’s which helped her reach a 39.700 in the all-around. LSU is the top seed for the SEC Championship meet this weekend.

Today the SEC announced that next year’s Gymnastics Championship meet will be held in the Smootie King Center in New Orleans. It will be the first time the conference championship meet is held in Louisiana since 1998 and should be a massive home advantage for next year’s Gym squad.

LSU Softball will host their 2018 Round Robin tournament in Tiger Park this weekend. LSU will look to rebound from dropping two games at Kentucky this past weekend.