LSU is the hottest team in baseball with a school and
conference record 23 straight wins. Yesterday, LSU topped Southern Miss 11-4 in
the championship game of its NCAA regional tournament. LSU will now host UC
Irvine in a super regional to be played at Alex Box stadium in Baton Rouge. The
series will be the last played in the 71-year-old stadium, which LSU is
retiring after this season. The winner advances to the College World Series
in Omaha, Neb.
Game times this weekend, at the mercy of ESPN, are not
yet set. LSU has submitted a proposal to start with a 6:30 p.m. Friday
game, follwed by a 3 p.m. Saturday contest. A third game, if necessary, is
proposed for 1 p.m. Sunday.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.