Softball leads the way with 10 honorees
Series resumes at 3 p.m. Saturday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
Game two scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday
Tech will take on Alcorn State at 6 p.m. Wednesday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
Four errors in the first inning doom 'Dogs
2013: Appeared in 34 games while starting 19 of those as a catcher/designated hitter in his junior season with LA Tech ... Finished the season with a .178 batting average with two doubles, a home run, six RBI and eight walks ... Hit the first home run of the season for the Bulldogs and his second career long ball in a 4-3 victory over UALR at home ... Reached base in four straight games and recorded two multiple-hit games in 2013 ... Was 2-for-4 with a run scored and a sacrifice in the first game of the season Feb. 15 at UT Arlington ... Recorded two base hits in five at bats with an RBI March 3 at McNeese State ... Walked a season and career-high two times in a single game March 26 versus in-state foe Grambling.
2012: Appeared in 40 games and started 29 in his first season with the Bulldogs ... Hit .278 with one HR, 5 doubles, 25 runs scored and 13 RBI ... Hit a grand slam in his first career at bat as a LA Tech player after coming off the bench Feb. 17 vs. UT Arlington in a 2-2 effort and season-high five RBI ... Second on the team in sacrifice bunts with seven ... Reached base 21 times on walks ... Had the third highest on base percentage on the team with .417 ... Recorded a season-high three hits in five AB and four runs scored May 25 vs. New Mexico State in the WAC Tournament ... Ended the season on a five-game hitting streak which is currently active ... Started 21 games behind the plate for the 'Dogs ... Threw out seven runners attempting to steal.
McLennan CC: Transferred to McLennan from Arizona State... Named to the second team all-conference in his only season at McLennan, hitting .319 with 5 HRs, 18 doubles and 34 RBI... Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 40th round
Arizona St.: Redshirted his only season as a Sun Devil (2010).
High School: A 2009 graduate of Lamar High School in Arlington, Texas... Was three-year letter winner in baseball and also lettered twice in football... Two-time all-conference selection in baseball as well as an all-conference tight end in football... Also a member of the National Honor Society... Ended his Vikings career with a .408 batting average with 10 HR, 45 doubles and 61 RBIs... Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 45th round (1,368 overall).
Personal: Full name is Kyle Preston Arnsberg... Born Aug. 15, 1990... Son of Brad and Shelley Arnsberg... Has one brother, Kaden... Dad played six seasons in the major leagues (New York Yankees and Texas Rangers) as a pitcher and was the pitching coach for four different teams since 2000 (Montreal Expos 2000-01, Florida Marlins 2002-03, Toronto Blue Jays 2005-09 and the Houston Astros from 2010-mid June 2011)... Brad served as the pitching coach for the 2003 World Series Champion Florida Marlins... Uncle Tim Arnsberg played in the Astros minor league system for two seasons (1985-87) while uncle Billy Savarino played for the Oakland Athletics in 1989... Aunt Angie Jacobs played softball for the University of California-Berkley from 1986-89... Business major.