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Louisiana sports: LSU, Jordan Jefferson, Mettenberger, New Orleans Hornets, Lakers, Zephyrs

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The "new: Jordan Jefferson looked like the old Jordan Jefferson in LSU's spring game.  He completed just 4 of 14 passes for 102 yards with an interception and no touchdowns. Maybe it's been so long since LSU has had a good quarterback, the fans, media and Les Miles no longer know what one looks like. 

Zach Mettenberger was the most talented quarterback on the field in the spring game. 

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

7 hits.


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

run victories.


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

by Ed Staton

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