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Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 12:21am
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. Rice countered with two runs in the third inning, one in the fourth, four in the fifth and one...

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