The Bulldogs led by six runs after five and a half innings of play
Three runs in the fifth, including a solo homer in the sixth by Thomas Simoneaux led Tech to victory
The Bulldogs have now lost eight straight contests dating back to March 25
LA Tech returns to action at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 11 to host FIU
First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
Holmes CC: As a sophomore outfielder, he batted .328 ... had 41 hits including one homerun, 10 doubles and two triples with 25 RBI ... Went 4-4 on the mound with a 3.34 earned run average, while striking out 47 and walking 28.
High School: Prepped at Teurlings Catholic High in Lafayette, La. under coach Mike Thibodaux ... Earned Pitcher of the Year honors, all-Louisiana and all-region as a prepster ... Named MVP in 2010 after leading Teurlings Catholic to the 2010 Louisiana State Baseball title.
Personal: Full name is Craig Steven Blanchard II ... Son of Craig and Cherie Blanchard ... Has one brother, Bret (19), and one sister, Kristen (16) ... Born July 26, 1992 in Lafayette, La.