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May 28th, 2016

Tech edged in C-USA semifinals

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Louisiana Tech’s high-octane run through the Conference USA Baseball Championships ended Saturday night as Rice held off the Bulldogs 11-9 in semifinals action at Pete Taylor Park.
Rice and Southern Mississippi will meet at 1 p.m. today to determine the C-USA champion.
As they did throughout this year’s C-USA tourney, the Bulldogs fell behind early before battling back, falling behind 3-0 in the top of the third inning before plating five runs in the bottom half of the stanza.

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Goff, ’Dogs bring baseball back to Tech

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Thanks to a high-energy head coach and an assembly of players with a matching mindset, Louisiana Tech University baseball is back with a Big Bang.
It hasn’t gotten much better than this in quite some time around J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
One has to roll the calendar pages back to 2006-07 to locate Bulldogs’ squads with back-to-back victory totals of at least 30.
And not since 1989 has a Tech team finished the regular season with as many wins as this spring’s 40.

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Hicks 20th at NCAA East Prelims

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Louisiana Tech sprinter Jermey Hicks fell short of advancing to the NCAA Championships in a pair of races, completing his season with a 20th-place finish in the 200m at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville Saturday evening.
Hicks ran 20.99 to finish 20th in the quarterfinal round of the 200m dash, beating LSU’s Tremayne Acy by almost a full second in the final race of his junior season.

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Garr credits GSU roots for success

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Former Grambling State University baseball standout Ralph Garr has never been shy about expressing his love for his alma mater.
So it’s only fitting that the former National League batting champion is honored as the keynote speaker for next weekend’s fifth annual Scholarship Gala sponsored by the Ruston Chapter of the Grambling University National Alumni Association.
The theme of tonight’s banquet honoring leadership donors and scholarship recipients is “Sowing Seeds for Scholars.”

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Smashing freshman season for Doga

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In February of 2016, four months before his graduation from Ruston High School, Caden Doga signed with Kansas’ Hutchinson Community College, saying that he thought it would be his best chance to move on to Division I baseball later on.
Division I coaches have probably taken notice of Doga this season as he led the National Junior College Athletic Association with 31 home runs, setting a HCC record in the process and being named Jayhawk Conference Freshman of the Year.

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Fitzmorris Shoot targets helping youth

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DOWNSVILLE — Forty-eight participants showed off their shooting skills May 7 at the third annual J.P. Fitzmorris Memorial Sporting Clay Shoot at Camp T.L. James.
Shooters included four 4-H teams from Lincoln Parish and one 4-H team from Ouachita Parish. Teams competed in a 15-station, 100-round sporting clay course.

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Parish 4AH Archery Team competes at state meet

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On April 22-23, the Lincoln Parish 4H Archery Team took 23 shooters who qualified through the Regional 4H Archery Competition to Gonzales to compete in the State 4H Archery Competition.
Participants competed in the following disciplines: Junior 3D, Senior 3D, Junior Compound, Senior Compound, Junior Recurve, Junior Genesis and Senior Nationals Compound.
JT Tapp placed 10th in Junior Compound.
AJ Ward placed first in Junior Genesis and 10th in Junior Recurve. In Junior 3D Merritt O’Neal placed fourth and Thomas Singleton placed ninth.

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Stringer named Academic All-CUSA

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IRVING, Texas — Louisiana Tech distance runner Tom Stringer was named to the Conference USA Track and Field All-Academic Team the league announced Friday.
A redshirt junior from New Zealand, Stringer set new personal bests in all three distance races he competed in this year while maintaining a 3.95 cumulative grade point average. His academic accomplishments resulted in the finance major receiving his Bachelor’s degree this past spring quarter.

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Barnett SWAC Newcomer of Year

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Six Grambling State University Tigers received Southwestern Athletic Conference postseason honors, and junior Daniel Barnett was named SWAC Newcomer of the Year.
Barnett, of Camarillo, California, knocked the baseball all over the diamond this season, leading the conference in slugging percentage (.665), hits (72) and tied for first in total bases (117).
In addition to newcomer recognition, Barnett was also named to the All-SWAC second team for his efforts at third base.

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McIntosh strong at All-Star game

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Cedar Creek School graduate Huff McIntosh started for the East team in the Louisiana Baseball Coaches Association All-Star game last weekend at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, helping lead his squad to a 5-0 win. McIntosh pitched three innings, giving up one hit while striking out three batters. McIntosh will play this summer for Team Louisiana before moving on to play for LSU-Eunice.

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