Richie Navari pitched a gem in 9.1 innings on the mound
The series begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at Reckling Park in Houston
The Bulldogs stranded 13 base runners in the loss to Charlotte
The series concludes at 1 p.m. tomorrow as seven Bulldogs will be honored on Senior Day
The 49ers scored eight runs in the first four innings of Friday's game
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... Older brother Austin (22) is a senior at LSU-Baton Rouge and sister Hannah (17) is a sophomore at CE Byrd HS... Born Feb. 1, 1994.