Weekend action for Lincoln Parish collegiate baseball and softball teams:
• TECH SOFTBALL: Home, vs. Texas-San Antonio, today, 5 p.m. (DH); Saturday, 1 p.m.; Records: Tech, 22-22, 7-8 WAC; UTSA, 23-21, 6-9 WAC; Quick fact: Lady Techsters lead WAC in hitting with .303 average.
• TECH BASEBALL: At Sacramento State, today, 5 p.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; Records: Tech, 14-28, 2-13 WAC; Sacramento State, 24-17, 8-7 WAC; Quick fact: The last time the Bulldogs won a WAC game was on April 5, 6-2, at San Jose State.
The Louisiana Tech baseball team returns home this weekend when the Bulldogs welcome Alabama-Birmingham for a three-game Conference USA series, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. today at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
The weekend series between Tech and UAB is scheduled to continue at 3 p.m. Saturday, weather permitting, while the finale is set for 1 p.m. Sunday in Ruston.
For a second straight year, Louisiana Tech will take on an SEC opponent on the road in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.
The Bulldogs will be trying to replicate last year’s performance which resulted in a victory when they face Texas A&M at 6 p.m. today inside Reed Arena.
The contest will be televised on ESPN with Tom Hart and Darrin Horn calling the action.
Tech (26-8) was able to advance in the NIT by defeating Central Michigan, 89-79, in what was win No. 100 for Michael White who became just the ninth active head coach to reach 100 in his first four years.
Much of this spring season has been spent on the road for Louisiana Tech so it’s no surprise the Lady Techsters are enjoying a stretch of three of four matches at home.
Today at 1 p.m. they return to the Tech Tennis Complex to take on in-state foe Northwestern State.
If last year is any indication, this could be another marathon battle between the two schools.
“NSU has improved as have we since last season when we won 4-3 at their place,” said head coach Chad Camper. “We have new players and they have new players so it will be a different challenge.”