LA Tech baseball hits the diamond for the first time - CBS 3 Springfield - WSHM

LA Tech baseball hits the diamond for the first time

Posted: Updated:
RUSTON, LA (KSLA/Louisiana Tech Sports Information) -

With three weeks remaining until the 2014 baseball campaign gets underway, Louisiana Tech took to the diamond Friday for the first official practice of the season. 

 

The Bulldogs began the day with infield and outfield work followed by a round of batting practice, but the team will continue practice and intrasquads throughout the weekend.

 

"It is the first day of practice and we have 22 newcomers on our roster right now," head coach Wade Simoneaux said. "It is a young group, an energetic group and a good locker room group so far. We are all anxious to get started at practice. We have 20 days to get ready for Feb. 14 and a good opponent in Southeastern Louisiana."

 

In addition to the 22 newcomers on the current roster, Louisiana Tech returns 15 letterwinners from a year ago, with four starting position players and one starting pitcher returning for the 'Dogs in 2014.

 

Simoneaux and Co. will play a total of 50 games this season, as 29 of those are scheduled to be played inside the confines of J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park, now in its 44th year of service.

 

The Diamond 'Dogs will host eight home weekend series and five midweek contests over the course of the campaign, including a three-game set against Big Ten opponent Minnesota Feb. 28 - March 2.

 

The upcoming slate is highlighted by a 12-game home stand to open the 2014 season with in-state foe Southeastern Louisiana traveling to Ruston to open the season Feb. 14-16.

 

The Bulldogs will face off against a total of four teams that participated in postseason play in 2013, with Texas A&M, Florida Atlantic and UTSA making appearances in NCAA Regionals last season, while Rice advanced to the Super Regionals before falling to NC State on the road.

 

Numerous single game promotions and giveaways are scheduled for all 29 of the Bulldogs' home games this year and a full schedule can be found at LATechSports.com.

  • Player fakes death during fake punt, fakes no one

    Player fakes death during fake punt, fakes no one

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:17:48 GMT

    Arkansas State snapped the ball for what looked like a punt from their opponent's 40-yard line, and receiver Booker Mays clutched his hands to his chest and toppled backward to the turf.

    More >>

    Arkansas State snapped the ball for what looked like a punt from their opponent's 40-yard line, and receiver Booker Mays clutched his hands to his chest and toppled backward to the turf.

    More >>
  • Mississippi State tries ending skid vs. LSU

    Mississippi State tries ending skid vs. LSU

    Mississippi State's history against LSU during the past two decades is ugly. The Bulldogs have lost 14 in a row in the series dating back to 1999 and 21 of 22 since the SEC split into two divisions in 1992.More >>
    Mississippi State's history against LSU during the past two decades is ugly. The Bulldogs have lost 14 in a row in the series dating back to 1999 and 21 of 22 since the SEC split into two divisions in 1992.More >>
  • Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:31:28 GMT
    The Minnesota Vikings are reinstating Adrian Peterson this week after he was charged with child abuse and say he will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.More >>
    The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
WSHM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WSHM; Springfield, MA. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.