UAB had a season-high 20 hits in the game, while LA Tech hit three home runs in the loss
A total of 124 Tech athletes earned the academic honor
The Bulldogs dropped the series finale, 3-1, in 10 innings Saturday night
Freshman Brent Diaz was 3-for-5 with a grand slam, triple and seven RBI in the win
The series concludes at noon CT Sunday in Charlotte
LA Tech vs. McNeese State (DH) 3/5/14 J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
2015: Made 11 total relief appearances on the mound in his second season at LA Tech ... Had a 7.32 earned run average in 19.2 innings pitched ... Allowed 27 hits, 19 runs, 16 earned runs and six walks, while striking out 14 on the season ... Had one pickoff as a sophomore ... His first outing of the 2015 season ended up being his last as he pitched 4.2 innings and gave up one run on just three hits, while striking out career-high six batters in the season opener at Southeastern Louisiana (2/14) ... Helped LA Tech to a victory in six of the 11 appearances he made on the mound ... Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2014-15 academic year.
2014: Appeared in 16 games and started one as a true freshman left-handed pitcher for the Bulldogs ... Posted a 2-2 record and a 4.33 earned run average over the course of 35.1 innings on the mound ... Allowed 39 hits, 19 runs, 17 earned runs, nine walks, while striking out 11 batters he faced ... Held opposing hitters to a .285 average with eight doubles on the season ... Made his first collegiate appearance in relief on Feb. 15 versus Southeastern Louisiana, as he pitched 1.1 innings out of the bullpen ... Earned his first two career victories in a span of one week as he combined to pitch 10.0 innings and allowed just two runs versus Northwestern State (April 29) and Marshall (May 4) ... His 5.0 innings on April 29 versus the Demons marked the freshman's first career start on the mound ... Struck out a season-high three batters on May 10 versus Charlotte ... Held No. 25-ranked Texas A&M scoreless on just two hits in 3.1 innings of relief on March 8 in College Station ... His 4.33 ERA ranked fifth among all Bulldog pitchers on the 2014 staff.
High School: Earned two baseball letters as a prepster at Stephen F. Austin High School ... Played under coaches Randy Ursery, Kenneth Sharp and Jim Tucker ... Spent time at the Hardball Baseball Academy and Optimal Sports Performance.
Personal: Full name is Mark Anthony Baughman ... Son of Rick and Debbie Baughman ... Has two older brothers: Matthew and James ... Born July 31, 1994 in Alberta, Canada.