LA Tech and Rice will play at approximately 4 p.m. today with the winner advancing to the finals on Sunday
Sutton pitched his third complete game of the season to lead LA Tech to a win over Charlotte
The Bulldogs trailed by as many as seven runs before making it a one-run game in the ninth
The three wins marked the first time a team has swept Rice in C-USA play since the Owls joined the league in 2005
LA Tech put up 12 runs on 12 hits, including three home runs, to record the team's fifth win over a ranked opponent
2015: Started and appeared in all 52 games the Bulldogs played in 2015 ... Played three games at shortstop to start the season before moving over to start the next 49 games at second base ... Tied for the team lead with a .288 batting average with 55 hits in 191 at bats ... Totaled five doubles, two triples and six home runs, while driving in a team-high 32 RBIs as a junior ... Posted a .429 slugging percentage and .385 on base percentage with 22 walks and eight hit by pitch ... Had four sacrifice hits on the season ... Tied for the team lead with eight stolen bases in 13 attempts ... Scored a team-high 37 runs ... Hit a team-high .298 in Conference USA games with three doubles, a triple, three home runs and 20 RBIs ... Successfully stole six bases in as many attempts in league play ... Hit .300 with runners in scoring position ... Led LA Tech in hits (55), home runs (6), RBI (32), runs (37), total bases (82), multiple-hit games (19) and multiple-RBI games (10) ... Enjoyed an 11-game reached base streak and seven-game hitting streak at one point in the season ... Tied a career-high with four RBIs after going 2-for-5 with a triple and home run in the same inning to lead LA Tech to a win over UTSA (5/2) ... Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2014-15 academic year for the second straight season.
2014: Started all 47 games he appeared in as a sophomore shortstop for the Bulldogs ... Posted a team-leading .318 batting average with 12 doubles, two home runs, 17 RBI, 14 walks and a .385 on base percentage ... Led LA Tech hitters in hits (56), runs (24), at bats (176), doubles (12), total bases (74), slugging percentage (.420), hit by pitch (7) and stolen bases (11) ... His .318 average at the plate ranked eighth among all C-USA hitters, while his 11 stolen bases tied him for sixth place in the league ... He totaled a team-leading 17 multiple-hit games (10 two-hit games and seven three-hit games), while also notching three multiple-RBI games as a sophomore ... Reached base a career-high 28 consecutive games to start the season ... Also enjoyed a nine-game hitting streak from March 16 to April 2 ... Stole two bases in a game on two separate occasions this season, including stealing home on May 10 versus Charlotte ... Hit his first career home run on March 12 versus Grambling State in a 3-for-4 effort with two RBI and a season-high three runs scored ... Named to the Conference USA Commissioners' Honor Roll for the 2013-14 academic year.
2013: Saw action in 26 and started 14 at shortstop for the Bulldogs in his freshman campaign ... Posted a .271 batting average with a double, eight RBI, 11 runs and seven walks ... Recorded the first base hit of his career Feb. 17 at UT Arlington ... Totaled three multiple-hit games during the season ... Had a career day at the plate April 23 at Grambling after a 2-for-4 performance with his first career double, four RBI, three runs scored and two walks to help lead Tech to a 17-9 win over the Tigers ... Successfully stole three bases in four attempts ... Hit safely in three straight games on three separate occasions in his freshman season with the Bulldogs.
High School: Recorded a .415 batting average with a .425 batting average with runners in scoring position from the leadoff spot... Ended the 2011 season with 38 runs scored and 21 RBIs... 1st Team 1-5A all-District shortstop as a sophomore and a junior... Honorable mention all-city as a junior... Led Byrd HS to the quarter-finals of the state tournament before losing to Catholic High... Was named District MVP as a senior at Byrd under head coach Al Cantwell... Member of Key Club, National Honor Society and Top Jarrets in high school... Was a two-sport athlete who lettered in baseball and soccer.
Personal: Full name is Robert Taylor Love... Son of Gary and Lisa Love... Has an older brother, Austin, and a sister, Hannah ... Born Feb. 1, 1994.
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