LA Tech won the first game, 2-1, before falling to Marshall, 4-0, in the season finale
The series continues at 6 p.m. Friday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
The series begins at 6 p.m. Thursday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
LA Tech hit two grand slams to overpower Northwestern State for the team's 12th straight non-conference win
The series finale is set for 10 a.m. (CT) Sunday in Norfolk
LA Tech vs. McNeese State (DH) 3/5/14 J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
2015: Started 10 of the 35 games he appeared in as a redshirt senior for the Bulldogs … Hit .302 with 13 hits in 43 at bats, while totaling three doubles and six runs scored … Recorded a .375 on base percentage and stole one base in two attempts … Totaled six sacrifice hits for LA Tech and had 22 assists in the infield … Posted a .375 batting average and .444 on base percentage in 21 Conference USA games … Recorded two multiple-hit games … Ended his Bulldog career on a seven-game hitting streak and reached base streak … Nine of his 13 hits on the season came in the last nine games.
2014: Started 42 of the 45 games he appeared in as the second baseman for LA Tech ... Broke the single-season school record for sacrifice bunts with 18 on the season (previous record was 16 set by Kevin Brasuell in 1980) ... Ranked ninth in the nation in sacrifice bunts (18) and third among all Division I players in sacrifice bunts per game (0.40) ... Led all Conference USA hitters in sacrifice bunts and bunts per game ... Hit .212 as a redshirt junior with two doubles, a home run, six walks and seven RBI ... Posted a .280 on base percentage and was hit by a pitch five times over the course of the season ... Hit his first career home run on April 13 versus FIU to help give the Bulldogs a 4-2 win over the Panthers ... Totaled five multiple-hit games this season, to go along with two multiple-RBI games ... Recently named to the Conference USA Commissioners' Honor Roll for the 2013-14 academic year.
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.