Third game set to begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
Spartans take the series 2-1 at Municipal Stadium in San Jose
The rubber match is scheduled for 3 p.m. CT Sunday at Municipal Stadium in San Jose, Calif.
Game two is scheduled for 3 p.m. CT Saturday at Municipal Stadium in San Jose, Calif.
Game three is set for 1 p.m. Sunday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
2013: Made 17 appearances out of the Bulldog bullpen in 21 total innings pitched ... Struck out 21 of the batters he faced, while walking 13 ... Pitched a season-high and tied a career-high for innings pitched with 2.1 innings March 30 versus UT Arlington with two strikeouts ... Earned his first career save March 9 after preserving a 2-1 victory at home against Nebraska, while striking out one batter in a full inning of work on the mound ... Matched a career-high after striking out three batters twice in contests versus Oral Roberts and UALR ... Finished the season with a 4.71 ERA and held opponents to a .277 batting average ... Appeared in 39 games as an outfielder for the Bulldogs with 34 starts primarily in left field ... Hit .269 with eight doubles, four home runs and 13 RBI, while reaching base safely in six straight games at one point in his junior campaign ... Totaled a career-high two doubles in a single game Feb. 27 at Stephen F. Austin ... Enjoyed a three-game hitting streak from April 20 to April 27 ... Totaled a season and career-high three base hits in five at bats April 20 versus New Mexico State while recording two RBI in that game ... Recorded 11 multiple-hit games in 2013 while successfully totaling two hits on 10 separate occasions over the course of the season ... Led the Bulldogs with four home runs ... Helped lead Tech to a 5-2 victory over conference foe Seattle March 23 with a 2-for-4 effort with a home run, RBI and two runs ... Recorded a season and career-high three RBI April 26 in a 5-4 victory over Sacramento State on the road ... Successfully stole two bases in three attempts in 2013.
2012: Made 16 appearances out of Tech's bullpen in 23.2 total innings pitched ... Recorded 22 strikeouts on the season and a season-high four against Nebraska (3/17) in 2.1 IP ... Held opposing hitters to a .261 batting average ... Appeared in 35 games as a position player, starting 33 of those as an outfielder/designated hitter ... Hit .280 with 35 total hits in 125 at bats ... Notched his first career HR against Sacramento State (4/8) in a 2-5 effort with two runs scored ... Recorded a season-high three hits twice (2/22 @ UALR; 4/15 @ Nevada) ... Season-high two RBI Feb. 22 on the road against UALR ... Had two stolen bases in four attempts ... Recorded his first career triple April 1 against Oral Roberts on the road.
2011: Made 21 appearances out of the Bulldog bullpen... Made his first career appearance vs. Grambling St., striking out two in one inning... Struck out 16 hitters in 19 innings pitched... Held opposing hitters to a .239 batting average... Did not allow a run in six scoreless innings from 4/18 to 5/26 (eight games)... Also recorded five plate appearances and reached base safely in two games... Reached base for the first time in his collegiate career vs. Fresno St. (5/6)... Recorded his first career hit against Hawai'i during the WAC tournament (5/28).
High School: Three-time letterman in both baseball and football at Jasper High School... Named all-district as an outfielder on the diamond while picking up all-State academic honors... On the gridiron Alvis was tabbed all-District Defensive End as well as the District Offensive MVP as a quarterback.
Personal: Full name is Samuel David Alvis... Son of David and Rachel Alvis... Has one sister, Jessica and one brother, Will... Three of his relatives played for MLB clubs, while one played at Tech: Max Alvis (Cleveland Indians), David Alvis (ULL and Cleveland Indians) and Richie LeBlanc (LA Tech and Kansas City Royals)... Majoring in business finance... Born June 11, 1992, in DeRidder, La.