SFA overpowers Louisiana Tech - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

SFA overpowers Louisiana Tech

[Information provided by Louisiana Tech]

RUSTON, La. – The Lumberjacks of Stephen F. Austin (2-4) homered their way past Louisiana Tech (2-6) to win, 10-5, Wednesday afternoon at Jaycees Field in Nacogdoches, Texas.

The Lumberjacks scored in six of eight innings in the win, while the Stephen F. Austin hitters recorded 14 hits on the afternoon, including three home runs. The SFA pitching staff held the Bulldogs to seven hits and five runs in the midweek victory.

"Their guy pitched well today, kept us off balance and they had some timely hits," head coach Wade Simoneaux. "We have to stay together and get through these rough times now and get over them. Last year, we went through these rough times in conference, so if we can get these out of the way now, we can get back to winning at McNeese Friday."

Right hander Kevin Bishop (1-0) pitched seven complete innings to earn his first victory of the season. Bishop held the Bulldogs to three runs – two earned – off five hits to lead the Lumberjacks on the day. Bishop also struck out five Tech batters and walked one in the win.

Junior right hander Omar Ugarte (1-1) was charged with the loss after allowing five runs – four earned – off six hits, while striking out five batters in 3.2 innings pitched. Ugarte was relieved by left hander James Ferguson in the fourth inning.

The Bulldogs used six pitchers in the loss with Trevor Petersen, Caleb Dudley, Laetten Galbraith and Dakota Doss each took the mound for Tech on the day in relief of Ugarte and Ferguson.

Stephen F. Austin plated four runs in the bottom half of the fourth inning after a pair of two-run home runs by second baseman Freddy Villalobos and first baseman Jordon Lenaburg. Lenaburg added his second two-run homer of the game in the bottom half of the sixth to give Stephen F. Austin a six-run advantage over Tech heading into the seventh inning.

Left fielder Sam Alvis led the Bulldogs with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate with two doubles and a run scored in his first start as a position player this season. Kody Neel added a pinch hit two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to record the first homer of the season for himself and the Bulldogs as a team.

Tech returns to the diamond at 6:30 p.m. Friday to kick off a three-game set against the McNeese State Cowboys at Cowboy Diamond in Lake Charles, La.

For complete coverage of LA Tech Baseball, follow @LATechBSB on Twitter or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech athletics at www.LATechSports.com.

  • SportsSportsMore>>

  • LSU football legend Billy Cannon passes away

    LSU football legend Billy Cannon passes away

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:23:52 GMT
    Billy Cannon at the LSU Spring Game on April 21, 2018 (Source: WAFB)Billy Cannon at the LSU Spring Game on April 21, 2018 (Source: WAFB)

    LSU football legend Billy Cannon died Sunday morning. He was 80 years old.

    More >>

    LSU football legend Billy Cannon died Sunday morning. He was 80 years old.

    More >>
  • Couple's gender reveal fail goes viral

    Couple's gender reveal fail goes viral

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:21:47 GMT
    A couple's gender reveal failed. (Source: Clariceguido on Twitter)A couple's gender reveal failed. (Source: Clariceguido on Twitter)
    A couple's gender reveal failed. (Source: Clariceguido on Twitter)A couple's gender reveal failed. (Source: Clariceguido on Twitter)

    The soon-to-be mom and dad planned to reveal the sex of their baby while playing baseball, but the pitch was a little too high and poor grandpa in the back did not see it coming.

    More >>

    The soon-to-be mom and dad planned to reveal the sex of their baby while playing baseball, but the pitch was a little too high and poor grandpa in the back did not see it coming.

    More >>
  • LSUS coach traces his roots to his father's Monday Night Club

    LSUS coach traces his roots to his father's Monday Night Club

    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-05-27 22:13:00 GMT
    Like Stromile Swift and Michael Qualls, Kyle Blankenship got his start in the Monday Night Club at Sunset Acres Baptist.Like Stromile Swift and Michael Qualls, Kyle Blankenship got his start in the Monday Night Club at Sunset Acres Baptist.
    Like Stromile Swift and Michael Qualls, Kyle Blankenship got his start in the Monday Night Club at Sunset Acres Baptist.Like Stromile Swift and Michael Qualls, Kyle Blankenship got his start in the Monday Night Club at Sunset Acres Baptist.

    Guys like Stromile Swift and Michael Qualls all came up playing in the Monday Night Club at Sunset Acres Baptist. So did LSU-Shreveport's Kyle Blankenship and Matt Cross.

    More >>

    Guys like Stromile Swift and Michael Qualls all came up playing in the Monday Night Club at Sunset Acres Baptist. So did LSU-Shreveport's Kyle Blankenship and Matt Cross.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly