Louisiana Tech (12-5) continued playing its best baseball of the season this weekend, sweeping Houston Baptist (5-11) in a three game set at J.C. Love Field. The Bulldogs have now won seven of their last eight games with conference play beginning next weekend when Rice comes to town.
Matt Miller got the start Friday night and did not disappoint. The junior right-hander pitched seven innings for the Bulldogs and allowed only one earned run while striking out seven. Braxton Smith picked up his first save of the season in relief. Smith tossed two innings and struck out four.
With the game tied at three in the seventh inning, Tech got an RBI single from Logan Bailey and a sacrifice fly from Taylor Young to take a 5-3 lead. The two run lead would be all the Bulldogs would need in order to earn their tenth win of the season.
On Saturday, left-hander Logan Robbins was the story throughout in the 3-1 Tech victory. The southpaw threw a complete game, allowed one earned run on four hits and struck out six in picking up his third win of the season.
Hunter Wells, Dalton Skelton, and Tanner Huddleston all collected two hits in the win.
With a series victory in hand, Tech was looking for its first sweep of the season Sunday afternoon. In fact, the Bulldogs were looking for their first Sunday win since opening weekend.
The Bulldog bats came out clicking on all cylinders with five Bulldogs collecting two hits to propel Tech to a 9-3 win to earn the sweep.
Dalton Skelton, Parker Bates, and Taylor Young led the charge for Tech each having two RBI. Young was on base four times, raising his on-base percentage to a lofty .500.
Logan Bailey picked up his second win on the mound going six innings, allowing one earned run, and striking out a career high eight batters.
Quinton Logan and Kent Hasler combined for three shutout innings in relief with Hasler picking up his third save of the season.
Louisiana Tech’s pitching staff has now thrown 153.1 innings on the year and have allowed only 118 hits while striking out 164. The staff has a 1.88 team ERA!
Louisiana Tech will now travel to Little Rock Tuesday afternoon to take on UALR. First pitch is set for 4PM, and Dave Nitz will have the radio call on Sportstalk 97.7FM.
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