Baseball Heads to Dickey-Stephens Park
May 14, 2012
RUSTON - Louisiana Tech (23-23) hits the road to face nationally-ranked Arkansas (35-17) in non-conference action on Tuesday evening at 7:05 p.m. at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
The mid-week match-up will be televised live on Cox Sports Television, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Dickey-Stephens Park is the home of the Arkansas Travelers, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Chris Sadberry (2-1) takes the hill for the Bulldogs as Tech looks for its sixth consecutive win after a three-game sweep over San Jose State and two wins against Hawai'i.
Offensively, Alex Williams paces the Bulldogs as his 11 home runs are tied for the Western Athletic Conference lead. Ryan Gebhardt carries a .340 batting average into Natchitoches, with 65 hits including 12 doubles. Catcher Tyler Qualls boasts a .330 batting average with 14 RBI while leadoff hitter Taylor Terrasas carries a team-high .440 on-base percentage to go with his .329 batting average and two home runs.
Jamie Gilley and Caleb Dudley highlight the bullpen for the Bulldogs as Gilley ranks 13th in the country in strikeouts per nine innings (11.05) while Dudley has recorded eight saves through 24 appearances. Weekend starters Jeb Stefan, Phil Maton and Trevor Petersen each went 7.0 innings in the three wins over the Spartans.
The mid-week matchup marks the first time Arkansas and LA Tech face off since then 10th-ranked Arkansas defeated the Bulldogs, 5-4, in 10 innings.
Fans can follow the game live via Game Tracker on LATechSports.com for in-game updates and listen to Dave Nitz on the LA Tech Sports Network, beginning with the pregame show at 6:50 p.m.
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