The senior owns a perfect 4.0 GPA while pursuing his master's in business administration
Richie Navari pitched a gem in 9.1 innings on the mound
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 Bulldogs will kick off their final home series at 6 p.m. on Friday
2014: Started 26 of the 37 games he appeared in as a designated hitter for the Bulldogs ... Hit .267 in his final season with six doubles, two home runs, 15 RBI and a .333 on base percentage ... Totaled six multiple-hit games in 2014, including going a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with a double, a walk and two RBI on March 12 versus Grambling ... Hit his first of two home runs this season on March 8 at No. 25 Texas A&M, before launching his second long ball of the season on May 3 against C-USA foe Marshall ... Enjoyed a 2-for-5 day at the plate with an RBI and a run in his final game in the red and blue at No. 14 Rice ... Had three multiple-RBI games over the course of the season, which ties for second on the squad among his teammates ... Over the course of two seasons, he has a career total of 12 doubles, three home runs and 21 RBI, while also stealing four bases this season ... He was one of two Bulldogs to receive the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal, which is awarded to student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better ... Was the lone LA Tech player named to the C-USA Baseball All-Academic Team with a 4.0 GPA while getting his master's in business administration.
2013: Redshirted the 2013 season to retain eligibility.
2012: Started 21 games, while appearing in 34 total for the Bulldogs ... Hit .282 with six doubles, one homerun and six runs batted in ... Went 2-5 with two doubles, two RBI and one run scored at Arkansas-Little Rock (2/22) ... Notched his first homerun with the Bulldogs April 26 versus Hawaii in a 2-4 effort with two RBI and one run ... Totaled four multi-hit games in 2012 ... Had a four-game hitting streak over the course of the season and is currently on a two-game hitting streak dating back to 2012.
Northwestern St.: Played in 33 games in 2011 as a sophomore, making 15 starts... Hit a two-run double in a 5-2 upset win at LSU... Played in 29 games as a freshman... Made 14 starts... First career hit against Southern Miss... Went 3-for-3 at the plate against 20th-ranked Baylor... Hit his first career walk-off homerun in the 13th inning to lead the Demons past Sam Houston St.
High School: Earned all-district, all-Northeast Louisiana, all-state Louisiana Baseball Coaches and Louisiana Sports Writers first team honors as a junior and senior while playing for Randy Carr at Sterlington High School in Monroe... Named district MVP after hitting .535 with 12 home runs, 63 RBIs and 60 hits as a senior... Team advanced to the state championships in 2009 and state semi-finals from 2006-2008... Hit .501 with 10 home runs, 59 RBIs and 59 hits as a junior... Played for the East team in the 2009 LHSAA All-Star Game... Academic all-state... Lettered two years in football... Graduated with a 4.0 GPA... Was the class Valedictorian... Was the Buddy Blair Award recipient for excelling in academics and athletics and demonstrating great leadership skills... Received appointments to the Air Force and Naval Academies.
Personal: Nickname is Stevie-Ray... Born July 27, 1990... Son of Butch and Arlene Gandy... Has one sister, Sarah, who is a junior in high school... Sarah earned all-state softball honors as a freshman and sophomore... Majoring in finance... Plans to go to law school or work in the financial services industry.
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