Richie Navari pitched nine innings and allowed just one run in the win
Game 2 is slated for 1:05 p.m. Saturday at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park
Kimbell's 11th-inning walk-off home run gave LA Tech a 6-4 win in Game 1
Gopher pitchers held Tech to four hits and just five baserunners on the day
Tech returns to action at 6 p.m. Tuesday to face Grambling on the road
LA Tech vs. McNeese State (DH) 3/5/14 J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
2013: Saw action in 22 games while starting seven as an infielder for the Bulldogs ... Hit .241 with a double, four RBI and five runs scored in 29 at bats on the season ... Was a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate with a double and an RBI May 14 vs. Northwestern State to help lead Tech to a 7-2 victory over the Demons.
2012: Saw action in three games as a redshirt freshman at UL-Lafayette.
2011: Redshirted his freshman season at UL-Lafayette.
High School: Attended Ruston High School...Earned three letters in baseball...Played second base and shortstop...Was a first-team all-state selection in Class 4A as a senior...Hit .414 and posted 33 RBI...Collected eight doubles and accrued a .539 on-base percentage...Also named first team All-District 3-4A and recipient of the Bearcat Award...Was an All-District selection as a utility player in 2009 at the Class 5A level...Helped guide RHS to three consecutive playoff berths (2008, 2009, 2010).
Personal: Full name is Thomas Wade Simoneaux...Born July 9, 1992 in Baton Rouge...Son of Wade Simoneaux and Bridget Henderson.