Baseball Returns Home to Host UALR
April 23, 2012
RUSTON - Louisiana Tech (17-22) returns home to host the University of Arkansas-Little Rock (20-19) on Tuesday, April 24 at 6 p.m. at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
Chris Sadberry (2-1) gets the start against the Trojans as the Bulldogs look to end a six-game losing skid.
Alex Williams leads the Western Athletic Conference with 10 home runs and went 6-for-10 in the weekend series at New Mexico State to raise his season batting average to .314.
LA Tech currently has 27 home runs through 39 games after totaling just 28 last season.
Senior Sean Bignall paces UALR offensively as the senior outfielder has recorded 15 home runs and 50 RBI for the Trojans. Arkansas-Little Rock will send sophomore right-hander Ethan Schlechte (2-1) to the hill on Tuesday evening.
LA Tech defeated the Trojans, 11-9, at Gary Hogan Field on Feb. 22 earlier this season as senior first baseman Alex Williams and second baseman Austin Hedges both homered in the win. Phil Maton pitched four shutout innings out of the bullpen for his first collegiate victory against UALR.
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SCOUTING THE TROJANS
The Trojans are led offensively by Sean Bignall as the senior outfielder leads the team and is ranked nationally with 15 home runs and 50 RBI. Four Trojan hitters are hitting above .300, led by Ben Crumpton's .366 average.
Midweek starter Ethan Schlechte (2-1) will make his eighth start of the season and 11th appearance on the year vs. the Bulldogs. The right-hander carries a 5.40 ERA through 33.1 innings and opponents are hitting at a .324 clip against the sophomore junior college transfer.
The Bulldogs return to conference action and host Hawai'i for a three-game series beginning on Thursday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.