Third-Seeded Louisiana Tech to Face Sixth-Seeded New Mexico State in WAC Baseball Tournament
May 23, 2011
DENVER - Louisiana Tech will have the No. 3 seed and will face sixth-seeded New Mexico State in the first round of the WAC Baseball Tournament as the tournament pairings were announced by the league office late Sunday.
Louisiana Tech (32-25, 12-12 WAC) and Nevada (23-29, 12-12 WAC) tied for third but the Bulldogs won the tiebreaker over the Wolf Pack for the No. 3 seed by winning three out of the four games played between the two teams this season. New Mexico State (34-22, 9-15) was solidified as the sixth seed Friday.
Tech's action in the 2011 WAC Tournament begins Wednesday, May 25 with a 9 p.m. CT/7 p.m. PT first pitch scheduled against the Aggies at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz. This marks the second year the WAC Baseball Tournament is held at Hohokam Stadium, the spring training home of the Chicago Cubs.
Tech has only faced New Mexico State in the WAC Tournament once before with the Aggies pulling out a 6-5 win over LA Tech in 2009 when the tournament was held in Honolulu. This will be Louisiana Tech's fifth appearance in the WAC Tournament. The league did not hold a postseason baseball tournament from 2000-2005.
All of Louisiana Tech's games in the WAC Tournament can be heard live on ESPN 97.7 or via LA Tech All-Access. The voice of the Bulldogs, Dave Nitz, will provide play-by-play analysis during all of the games.
For complete coverage of Bulldog Baseball, please visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.
WAC Baseball Tournament Schedule
May 25 (Wednesday)
May 26 (Thursday)
May 27 (Friday)
May 28 (Saturday)
May 29 (Sunday)