Four LA Tech errors helped Texas A&M to a five-run fourth inning
Kimbell's 11th-inning walk-off home run gave LA Tech a 6-4 win in Game 1
The second game of the series is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday
Softball leads the way with 10 honorees
Tech returns to action at 6 p.m. Tuesday to face Grambling on the road
2013: Started 41 of the 49 games he appeared in as an outfielder for the Bulldogs ... Hit .225 with five doubles, a home run, 17 RBI and 20 runs in his junior campaign ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double, RBI and a run scored March 8 versus Nebraska ... Totaled two base hits in as many at bats with a double and a run scored after coming on as a pinch hitter March 13 at Rice ... Had a career day at the plate and helped lead Tech to a 9-4 victory over CSU Bakersfield after going 2-for-4 with a grand slam, the first of his career, a career-high four RBI and a run scored ... Walked a season and career-high three times in a single game April 23 at Grambling ... Recorded multiple hits on six separate occasions in 2013 ... Had five assists from his primary position of center field ... Stole three bases in four attempts over the course of the season.
2012: Saw action in 47 games, while starting 30 as the right-fielder for the Bulldogs ... Recorded five doubles, three homeruns and a .225 batting average ... Stole two bases in two attempts ... Career-high three hits in four AB and 1 RBI March 31 at Oral Roberts ... Season-high two RBI April 10 vs. Stephen F. Austin ... Went a perfect 2-2 at the plate with two runs scored Feb. 17 vs. UT Arlington ... Notched his first career homerun Feb. 29 on the road facing SEC foe Vanderbilt with a ninth inning homer off the bench in a 9-3 win.
2011: Made his collegiate debut in the ninth inning against Nicholls State (2/19)... Hit a two-run single in his first career at-bat against Grambling State (2/20)... Made his first collegiate start in RF at UALR (3/1)... Tallied his first career double against Mississippi Valley State (5/11) after earning the start in CF... Appeared in 9 games with three starts in the outfield... Ended the season with three hits in 11 at-bats with three RBIs, one double and one stolen base.
High School: Lettered four years as a prep standout at Neville High School... Hit .460 as a senior and was named a first-team all-State performer in addition to picking up all-Northeast Louisiana and all-District honors... Earned three letters in football and was named MVP of the state championship game his senior year after completing 17-for-25 passes for 307 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 91 yards... Also received two letters in soccer and one in track while serving as student body president, president of the Student Council and was a member of FCA.
Personal: Full name is Taylor Bradford Burch... Son of Brad and Deena Burch... Has two sisters, Ashton and Amanda... Chose Louisiana Tech over offers from Memphis, TCU and Tulsa... Majoring in kinesiology... Born on Oct. 2, 1991 in Monroe, La.