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‘Manny Masher’ named Hitter of the Week

Thursday, April 22, 2021
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Photo by Elise Bordlee

Louisiana Tech senior slugger Manny Garcia erupts in excitement rounding the bases after his walk-off home run to beat Southern Mississippi Sunday.

Louisiana Tech first baseman Manny Garcia was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Hitter of the Week following a 7-for-16 (.438) performance at the plate this past weekend against Southern Miss.

Garcia saved his best game of the weekend for Sunday evening’s series finale against the Golden Eagles, going 4-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI. The Caguas, Puerto Rico native capped off his performance with a two-out, two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Tech a 7-6 win over Southern Miss.

Garcia’s homer came as the Bulldogs faced their final out of the weekend, helping Tech earn the series split and move to 5-3 against Southern Miss this season.?