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Bulldog baseball returns to the diamond

February 5, 2015

 

The Louisiana Tech baseball team begins its first season under new head coach Greg Goff on Feb. 13 when the Bulldogs start a three-game series against Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond–Photo by Donny Crowe

The Louisiana Tech baseball team begins its first season under new head coach Greg Goff on Feb. 13 when the Bulldogs start a three-game series against Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond–Photo by Donny Crowe

CATHERINE BURKE
Staff Reporter

 

J.C. Love Field is about to heat back up as the Bulldog baseball team prepares for the beginning of their season. First year head coach Greg Goff and the team had their first official practice on Jan. 23.

 

Coach Goff said the team has worked hard in the offseason.

 

“We’ve worked in the offseason on creating a more aggressive culture within the program,” he said. “Then making sure that translates to the field and up until the Conference USA Tournament in May.”

 

Goff said he is very proud of the seniors.

 

“One thing that has really stood out has been the leadership displayed by our 12 seniors,” he said. “As a new staff, the commitment shown from our older guys has been a great example for our newcomers, and those kinds of things go a long way once the season begins.”

 

Taylor Love, a junior shortstop, was recently named to the pre-season All-Conference USA team. Love said he is very hopeful for the upcoming season.

 

“Coach Goff has prepared us for every situation we might face in a game,” he said. “Coach always says if we can do what we do and stay with our plan, we will be successful.”

 

Love said the team is well prepared for a successful season.

 

“Our expectations for the team are to win a conference championship,” he said. “It would be awesome to get the chance to play in a regional.”

 

Bre’Shon Kimbell, a senior right fielder, said he thinks this year will be promising.

 

“Coach Goff is preparing this team in a manner that is going to give us a shot at being successful,” he said. “I have my faith in his recipe for success and winning games.”

 

Kimbell said the main objective this year is to overcome adversity.

 

“The toughest obstacle for us is to believe in the change in this program,” he said. “We must stay strong, stay together and turn the reputation of this baseball program around.”

 

Kimbell said he expects a winning season.

 

“I think we have a chance at a conference championship,” he said. “We are a hungry wolf pack that is striving for success and I am ready to shock our opponents with a new, aggressive style of play.”

 

The Bulldogs open up the season at Southeastern Louisiana on Feb. 13.

 

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