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 and Olivia ... Born May 10, 1993 in Metairie, La.