Two three-run innings highlighted the win for Tech
Bulldogs recorded season-highs in hits and runs scored in the win
First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday at Clay Gould Ballpark in Arlington
Experienced Squad Returns in Simoneaux's 11th Season
2013: Made five appearances out of the bullpen in his first season with the Bulldogs ... Posted a 6.23 ERA in 4.1 innings pitched while striking out three batters he faced and allowing three runs on the season ... Pitched one complete inning in games vs. Stephen F. Austin (March 17), Grambling (March 26), Northwestern State (April 16) and New Mexico State (April 21).
Faulkner State: Posted a 4-4 record in 2012 in 13 appearances, while striking out 32 batters and allowing 35 earned runs... Transferred to LA Tech following his first season.
High School: Was a two-sport athlete at UMS-Wright High School, earning two letters in football and three in baseball... Was a member of back-to-back Alabama State Championships at UMS-Wright.
Personal: Full name is Tucker Max Ward... Son of Turner and Donna Ward... His father, Turner Ward, was a 12-year veteran in Major League Baseball, while his mother played volleyball for four years at South Alabama...Has two siblings, Kendall (13) and Olin (8)... Born May 10, 1992 in Mobile, Ala.