LA Tech won the first game, 2-1, before falling to Marshall, 4-0, in the season finale
The series begins at 6 p.m. Thursday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
The series resumes at 5 p.m. CT Saturday at Bud Metheny Baseball Complex in Norfolk
The win marks the 11th straight non-conference victory for the Bulldogs, the longest streak since 2006
The Bulldogs scored seven runs in the first three innings to win its ninth straight non-conference game
2015: Made eight appearances on the mound, while pitching a total of 5.0 innings of short relief in his senior season ... Had a perfect 0.00 earned run average after not allowing a run all season … Allowed five hits, struck out six and issued just one walk … Was 1-0 with his only win coming in a 9-7 victory over UALR (4/7) … Named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the second straight season.
2014: Made 15 appearances on the mound, including two starts for the Bulldogs in his first season in Ruston ... Ended the season with a 5.91 earned run average and an 0-3 record ... Pitched 21.1 innings, while allowing 25 hits, 16 runs, 14 earned runs, 15 walks and 10 strikeouts ... Opponents hit .313 off the left-hander with four doubles and one home run ... Made his first appearance in a LA Tech uniform on Feb. 14 versus Southeastern La., and pitched 1.1 innings of relief ... Made his longest outing of the season after pitching 3.1 innings in a start against C-USA foe FIU ... Struck out a season-high three batters in three innings of work on March 22 against Old Dominion ... Named to the Conference USA Commissioners' Honor Roll for the 2013-14 academic year.
Baton Rouge CC: Played two seasons for Baton Rouge CC as a pitcher for the Bears.
High School: Earned a total of 11 letters as a three-sport athlete in baseball (4), swimming (4) and football (3) at St. Charles Catholic High School in LaPlace ... Earned all-district, metro and state honors for coaches Frank Monica, Wayne Stein and Paul Waguespack ... Was a member of a state championship winning swim team in 2010-11 ... Was a member of the National Honor Society at St. Charles Catholic ... Considered played at the University of New Orleans before deciding on Louisiana Tech.
Personal: Full name is Jared Matthew Keating ... Son of Todd and Lori Keating ... Has two younger sisters, Meredith (18) and Olivia (11) ... Born May 10, 1993 in Metairie, La.