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Tech sweeps UTA in softball

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Erin Kipp pitched her first career shutout and added three hits and three runs batted in to lead Louisiana Tech University to an 8-0 win over Texas-Arlington Saturday afternoon, as the Lady Techsters completed a two-game sweep of a non—conference doubleheader at the Lady Techster Softball Complex.
Tech (13-16) won the first game of the day 2-1 behind a strong pitching performance from junior Michelle Jones and run-scoring singles by Janna Frandrup and Melanie Goff.
Kipp (4-3) tossed a complete-game shutout in the second game of the day, allowing only five hits and walking one.

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Tech athletics gains high praise

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Veteran NFL scout says program on verge of ‘something great’
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Louisiana Tech University’s football team had a big year in 2011.
Even better things could be on the horizon and even the National Football League is taking notice.
The Bulldogs’ program that added another Western Athletic Conference championship trophy to the Charles Wyly Athletic Center lobby cases last season got some major pats on the helmet from an NFL representative during “Pro Day” held at Joe Aillet Stadium on Thursday.
Mike Gorscak, who has scouted for the Pittsburgh Steelers for 17 years, said that “Tech has something really special going on here.

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Tech names de Souza as new volleyball coach

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Louisiana Tech University has announced the hiring of longtime Division I assistant coach Adriano de Souza as the ninth head coach in Lady Techster volleyball history.
“We are pleased to have Adriano join the Tech family,” said Tech Athletics Director Bruce Van De Velde. “His background in coaching and teaching will provide the leadership our volleyball program and student athletes need in order to achieve their academic and athletic goals.”
De Souza, who is a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, replaces Matt Sonnichsen, who resigned following the 2011 season after four years at the helm of the program.

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RPAR Report

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‘Pitch, Hit, Run’ event scheduled for May 5

Once again, the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting its annual “Pitch, Hit and Run” competition.
The nationally popular event is set for May 5 at 9:30 a.m. at the J.C. Love Softball Complex located at 400 Ball Park Road.
Age divisions will include 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14.

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Wisconsin trip is eye-opener

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When I found an invitation in my in-box for a Wisconsin tour that included ice fishing and
snowmobile riding, I assumed I’d act polite and appear interested through the other events on the agenda that Geiger and Associates public relations firm had put together for the writers. I signed on mainly because of the outdoors stuff I’d get to do and accepted the fact I’d figuratively have to endure the commercials to get to the good stuff.

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