Four LA Tech errors helped Texas A&M to a five-run fourth inning
Kimbell's 11th-inning walk-off home run gave LA Tech a 6-4 win in Game 1
Game 3 begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
The Black and Gray teams will begin series Oct. 26
Tech totals 94 honorees during 2011-12
2013: Redshirted the 2013 season to retain eligibility.
2012: Started 21 games, while appearing in 34 total for the Bulldogs ... Hit .282 with six doubles, one homerun and six runs batted in ... Went 2-5 with two doubles, two RBI and one run scored at Arkansas-Little Rock (2/22) ... Notched his first homerun with the Bulldogs April 26 versus Hawaii in a 2-4 effort with two RBI and one run ... Totaled four multi-hit games in 2012 ... Had a four-game hitting streak over the course of the season and is currently on a two-game hitting streak dating back to 2012.
Northwestern St.: Played in 33 games in 2011 as a sophomore, making 15 starts... Hit a two-run double in a 5-2 upset win at LSU... Played in 29 games as a freshman... Made 14 starts... First career hit against Southern Miss... Went 3-for-3 at the plate against 20th-ranked Baylor... Hit his first career walk-off homerun in the 13th inning to lead the Demons past Sam Houston St.
High School: Earned all-district, all-Northeast Louisiana, all-state Louisiana Baseball Coaches and Louisiana Sports Writers first team honors as a junior and senior while playing for Randy Carr at Sterlington High School in Monroe... Named district MVP after hitting .535 with 12 home runs, 63 RBIs and 60 hits as a senior... Team advanced to the state championships in 2009 and state semi-finals from 2006-2008... Hit .501 with 10 home runs, 59 RBIs and 59 hits as a junior... Played for the East team in the 2009 LHSAA All-Star Game... Academic all-state... Lettered two years in football... Graduated with a 4.0 GPA... Was the class Valedictorian... Was the Buddy Blair Award recipient for excelling in academics and athletics and demonstrating great leadership skills... Received appointments to the Air Force and Naval Academies.
Personal: Nickname is Stevie-Ray... Born July 27, 1990... Son of Butch and Arlene Gandy... Has one sister, Sarah, who is a junior in high school... Sarah earned all-state softball honors as a freshman and sophomore... Majoring in finance... Plans to go to law school or work in the financial services industry.