Mike Jefferson retired the final 10 batters in order to tally the second complete game of his career as Louisiana Tech knocked off 19th-ranked Fresno State, 8-4, earning the series split Sunday afternoon J.C. Love Field.
The Louisiana Tech Athletic Department has announced the hiring of Reggie Simpkins to serve as the Assistant Athletic Director of Academics, along with Brandon Benjamin, who will handle the duties of academic advisor for football.
Simpkins will oversee all academic services pertaining to the Bulldog and Lady Techster athletic programs, while Benjamin will serve as the primary academic advisor for the Bulldog football team and its student-athletes.
GRAMBLING — As Grambling State prepares to face Houston on the road at 7 p.m. Saturday in a battle of 0-1 teams, first-year Tigers coach Broderick Fobbs is looking for a better team than the one that fell 42-27 at Lamar.
And he’d love to see his Tigers pull off the upset over the major college program.
“Most teams make their biggest jump between week one and week two,” Fobbs said. “So I’m looking for a much better performance this week.”
The spring season continues for Louisiana Tech when they travel to the state of Texas to take on Stephen F. Austin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Schlief Tennis Complex.
Tech (6-2) is a third of the way through its dual matches, having picked up six victories so far including two from this past Sunday over Alcorn State and Grambling State.
Jazmin Britos has been a big key for the Lady Techsters early success. The junior has yet to lose a match, sporting a perfect 6-0 singles mark and a 4-0 doubles mark with teammates Marta Sramkova and Alba Escalona Perny.