Running backs’ coach Pierre Ingram (left) of the Louisiana Tech University staff observes a youngster running through a drill at the Bulldogs’ annual summer instructional camp held this week at Joe Aillet Stadium.
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Louisiana Tech stranded 10 runners on the base paths as No. 16 Southern Miss won the final game of the weekend, 2-0, over the Bulldogs to take the series Sunday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park in Hattiesburg.
Southern Miss needed just two runs on offense after the Golden Eagle pitching staff posted their fourth shutout of the season by holding Tech to six hits on the day.
The Bulldogs fell to 34-16 overall on the season with a 16-11 mark in Conference USA action, while Southern Miss improved to 36-15 and 20-7 in league play.
The Louisiana Tech University bowling team finished in third place at the recent NCAA Strike Out for Breast Cancer tournament held at the Holiday Lanes in Bossier City.
Entering the match ranked No. 20 nationally, Tech compiled a 4-4 record on the weekend finishing behind Prairie View A&M and Southern University.
“We played like I had expected with such a young team,” said seventh-year head coach Shawn Jackson. “We need to be able to correct a couple of the mistakes that we made. Ultimately, if we can learn to cover our mistakes, we can perform much better.”
Ever since the 2012 football season had ended at Ruston High School, those two words have flip-flopped with a decision that Billy Laird knew one day he would have to make.
It was a decision that anyone has had to cope with after remaining and being loyal to one profession for so many years.
Yes, I’ll stay.
No, I’ll move on to another stage of my life.
“For the last three weeks or so, I’ve gone back with the ‘yeahs’ and ‘nos’,” Laird said as he sat in Principal Mike Milstead’s office at RHS late Thursday morning.