More than 100 Tech athletes earn academic honor
Softball leads the way with 10 honorees
Series resumes at 3 p.m. Saturday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
First pitch is set for 6 p.m. Friday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park in Ruston
The final game of the series is at 12 p.m. Sunday at Bobcat Ballpark in San Marcos
2013: Made 20 appearances and became a late-season starter in the Bulldog pitching rotation after starting his final six appearances on the mound ... Was 2-3 and posted a 4.64 ERA in 54.1 innings of work in his second and final season with the Bulldogs ... Struck out 36 batters on the season, the third most of all Tech pitchers on the staff ... Pitched 7.1 innings May 16 vs. UTSA in his final outing of the season for a career-long appearance for the senior ... Struck out a season and career-high six batters he faced April 19 vs. New Mexico State ... Picked up his first win of the season March 20 vs. Alcorn State after pitching two full innings of scoreless and hitless baseball against the Braves ... Earned the win April 26 at Sacramento State after allowing three runs in six complete innings for a 5-4 road victory for the Bulldogs.
2012: Made 13 appearance out of the bullpen and one start for Tech in 2012 ... Recorded eight strikeouts in 15.2 innings pitched ... Made his first start in a Bulldog uniform May 25 versus Nevada in the conference tournament in 2.2 IP, his longest outing of the season ... Season-high three strikeouts vs. Arkansas (5/15).
McLennan CC: Went 4-5 with a 4.97 ERA and 1.44 WHIP as a sophomore in 2011... Member of the 2011 conference championship team... Posted a 7-4 record with a 3.19 ERA in 73.1 innings as a freshman starter.
High School: Lettered three years as a member of Westlake High School's pitching rotation... Ended his high school career with a 24-8 record and a 1.49 ERA in 197 innings... Earned first team all-state, first team all-district and district MVP as a senior in 2009... Team advanced to the high school state semi-finals in 2009... Earned first team all-district in 2008... Named to the academic all-district team from 2007-09.
Personal: Full name is James Lloyd Ferguson... Nickname is Fergie... Born Mar. 9, 1991 in Austin, Texas... Son of Buddy and Molly Ferguson... Has three sisters, Katie, Lizzie and Mary... Cousin Eddie played baseball at Alabama while grandfather played football and ran track for Baylor. Considered Maryland and UCF before coming to Tech... Majoring in business finance.