Bulldogs, Techsters on road in C-USA play

BASEBALL

Louisiana Tech is set to face Old Dominion for the seventh conference series of 2022 beginning tonight at 5 p.m. CT at Bud Metheny Baseball Stadium.

The three-game series also includes a Saturday 2 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. start times. Friday’s contest will be on ESPN+ while Saturday and Sunday’s games will be on CUSA.tv.

Tech fans can tune into 97.7 FM for all three games with Teddy Allen providing a call of the action.

LA Tech (28-14, 12-6) is coming off of two straight losses coming from Little Rock Wednesday night and the series finale against Middle Tennessee in extra innings.

However, the Bulldogs are in a two-way tie for second place with UTSA in the Conference USA standings, both teams four full games behind league leader Southern Miss.

Old Dominion (28-10, 10-8 C-USA) rolls into the weekend having won three out of their last four games taking their last conference series two out of three games over Florida Atlantic in Norfolk. 

The Monarchs sit at number two in the country in home runs as a team with 88. First baseman Matt Coutney is tied for first in the nation with 21 homers thus far.

The Bulldogs and Monarchs will meet for the 22nd time on Friday night with Old Dominion leading the all-time series 12-9.

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SOFTBALL

The Lady Techsters roll into Middle Tennessee as one of the hottest teams in Conference USA, having won 12 of its last 15 league games.

Tech (32-17, 12-6 C-USA) is in a two-way tie for third place in the league standings, one game behind both WKU and North Texas.

All three games this weekend can be seen on CUSA.tv.

The Lady Techsters have an opportunity to position themselves for a run at the C-USA title, just one year after finishing 22-30 overall.

Middle Tennessee (19-28, 6-12) are fighting for their C-USA Tournament lives as the Blue Raiders are currently in 10th place in the 12-team league standings.

The two teams haven’t played since 2019 when the Lady Techsters defeated MT 10-0 in a quarterfinal match-up of the Conference USA Tournament in Birmingham.


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