LA Tech falls in series opener to Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte put up multiple runs in four of the first five innings on their way to a 13-7 victory over Louisiana Tech on Friday night at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Charlotte didn’t take long to strike first putting two on the board in the bottom of the first.

After the ‘Dogs held the 49ers scoreless in the bottom of the second, Louisiana Tech struck back in the top of the third on an RBI-single from Jordan Washam.

Charlotte immediately got that run back in the bottom half of the inning with a two-run frame.

Marshall Boggs hit a towering solo home run to left center to cut the deficit to 4-2, but a three-run bottom of the fourth gave the 49ers a 7-2 lead.

Charlotte went on to put the game out of reach with a five-run fifth inning.

LA Tech made some noise in the ninth inning as the inning started with a base hit, hit-by-pitch and consecutive walks, bringing in a run to cut the deficit to 13-3. A third consecutive walk to Dalton Skelton forced home the second run of the inning and cut Charlotte’s lead to 13-4.

Jordan Washam ripped an RBI-single to right field scoring Boggs and giving LA Tech their fifth run of the game. A sacrifice fly from Raphael Gladu gave Louisiana Tech their fourth run of the inning.

LA Tech’s final run of the game came on a two-out RBI-single back up the middle by Chase Lunceford.

Tim Jordan came on in relief and did a great job limiting the 49ers the rest of the way. The junior pitched the final 3.1 innings and gave up just a lone run in the bottom of the eighth.

Jordan Washam, Parker Bates and Chase Lunceford all registered multiple hits in the loss.

Colton Laws picked up his third win of the season for the 49ers.

Due to expected weather in the Charlotte area, Louisiana Tech and Charlotte will move Sunday’s series finale and play a double-header on Saturday. Casey Sutton will take the hill for the ‘Dogs in game one of the double-header set to begin at 1 p.m. CT with the second game following 45 minutes after the completion of game one.

Both games will be streamed to CUSA.TV and broadcast on ESPN 97.7.

For continued updates on Louisiana Tech Baseball, please follow @LATechBSB on Twitter or visit LATechSports.com.

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