Tags: Louisiana sports, LSU, Jordan Jefferson, Zach Mettenberger, New Orleans Hornets, Lakers, Zephyrs
Jefferson on how he handles competition: "I handle competition great. I'm a competitor and I'm going to keep on pushing it until I'm the top guy. Competition is something that I'm always going against and so I'm just going to give 110 per cent."...Police say ex Bears and Saints quarterback Bobby Douglas (1976-77) faces trespass and criminal damage charges following an incident with an ex-girlfriend at her suburban residence in Waukegan, Ill. He was arrested Wednesday night...
Some hither, others yon: Prediction: Lakers in five. The Lakers should have no problem winning this series. The only reason the Lakers will lose a game is the inevitability that they might coast in one of the games. That will probably occur in Game 3 when the Hornets will feel they're in a must-win situation, are at home and the Lakers no longer feel the urgency in setting the tone for the series. The Lakers swept the Hornets 4-0 in the regular season series. Two of those victories came in double-digit margins. The Lakers considered Memphis and Portland to be more difficult matchups....
Ruben Gotay drilled a tenth inning solo home run to give the New
Orleans Zephyrs to a 6-5 win over the Memphis Redbirds. The win is the Zephyrs
fifth consecutive to bring their record to 5-3 for the season. New Orleans
starter Dallas Trahern made his first start for the Z’s since May of 2009 and
pitched 5.1 innings allowing three runs. Trahern is coming off of Tommy John
surgery that had him miss all of 2010. The Z’s scored four runs in the fourth
inning. Mike Cervenak ripped a three run home run to grab a 4-2 lead. Memphis
rallied to tie the game with a two RBI triple from Shane Robinson in the seventh
inning. Dustin Richardson pitched two scoreless innings and set the stage for
Gotay’s solo home run. Frank Mata pitched a perfect ninth to earn the save.
New Orleans hit a season high three home runs in the game and managed 6 runs on
Game Notes –The Z’s added pitcher Dallas Trahern from Class AA Jacksonville and
assigned Mark McLemore to Class A Jamestown. The sweep of Memphis is the first
since 2008. The Z's are 2-0 in extra inning games and lead the PCL with 4 one
Coming Up: The Zephyrs home opener is Friday night. RH Tom Koehler will get the
start for the Z’s and will face RH Brett Tomko. Radio: WMTI 106.1 FM