Coming off of consecutive series victories on the road in Conference USA play, the Diamond ‘Dogs return home for a weekend series against UAB, starting on Friday night at 6 at J.C. Love Field.

The Bulldogs picked up two big wins this past week, first using a walk-off double on Tuesday night from Jordan Washam to take down nationally ranked McNeese, 8-7. Louisiana Tech followed up that performance by going on the road and knocking off Little Rock 10-6 on Wednesday night.

The Bulldogs currently sit at 6-9 in C-USA but have played arguably the toughest schedule in the conference halfway through league play. T The Bulldogs have won six of their last eight and will play their next six games at the Love Shack.

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The ULM Warhawks will host UT Arlington in a three-game Sun Belt Conference baseball series beginning Friday night.

The Warhawks (11-27, 5-10) are coming off of a midweek victory over Grambling, while UTA (20-17, 10-5) defeated Texas A&M in its midweek contest.

ULM will send right-hander Josh Leone (1-4, 4.93) to the mound on Friday to face UTA right-hander Kadon Simmons (5-2, 2.90) in a 6 p.m. game.

On Saturday, right-hander Chase Beal (3-4, 4.62 ERA) will start for ULM against UTA right-hander Trae Patterson (3-3, 3.28) at 2 p.m.. The series concludes on Sunday at 1 p.m. with ULM right-hander Keegan Curtis (1-4, 10.01 ERA) facing UTA left-hander Jakob Hernandez (3-0, 3.21 ERA).

All three meetings between ULM and UT Arlington have been 2-1 series since UTA joined the Sun Belt to start the 2013-14 year. UTA took two games in Arlington, Texas on April 4-5, 2014, while ULM won two of three in Monroe April 3-4, 2015 and again last year by taking two games in Arlington on April 8-10, 2016.

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No. 8 LSU can gain ground in the Southeastern Conference and in the Ratings Percentage Index quicker than expected now because of torrential rain expected in Lexington, Kentucky, this weekend.

The 26-12 Tigers, who are fourth in the SEC West at 9-6 with a No. 14 RPI, play at No. 13 and 26-12 Kentucky, which leads the SEC East at 10-5 and leads all of the SEC with a No. 7 RPI, in a scheduled doubleheader Friday beginning at 1 p.m. with both games set for nine innings — weather permitting. The second game will start one hour after the conclusion of the first game.

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Grambling State University senior infielder Daniel Barnett was named Southwestern Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week for his outstanding performance during the week of April 11-17.
 
The Tigers (15-22) swept Southern in a three-game SWAC series last weekend. In the series, Barnett went 6-for-8 with seven RBI, four walks, two doubles, one home run and 27 putouts. In game 2, he went 3-for-3, scored three times, and walked once. He also had a home run, a double and a game-high 14 putouts.
 
Barnett and the G-Men travel to New Orleans this weekend for a three-game SWAC series against Alabama State. The teams play at 6 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday at Wesley Barrow Stadium.  

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