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Techsters look for sweep

April 26, 2012

Promotions set for Techster, Wolf Pack showdown

The Lady Techsters softball team will square off against the Wolf Pack of Nevada at 6 p.m. Friday with a doubleheader scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lady Techster Softball Complex. –Photo by Tiana Phillips

ANNA CLAIRE THOMAS
Sports Editor

 

The Lady Techster softball team will need to be prepared to be battle-tested when it comes to this weekend’s home series.

 

With just six games remaining in Western Athletic Conference play, the Techsters have a tough task at hand with the upcoming series against the Wolf Pack.

 

The Techsters are sixth in the Western Athletic Conference standings and just one game back of the Nevada Wolf Pack with the critical three-game series set for 6 p.m. Friday and a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday will also mark the Lady Techster Boys and Girls Club Gameday benefittting the Boys and Girls Club of America with promotions galore.

 

The promotions set for the 1 p.m. game Saturday include the chance for fans to win two free Kindle Fires with the purchase of a $1 raffle ticket and the return of Techster bingo with prizes ranging from signed Tech memorabilia to free Smoothie King coupons as prizes.

 

Other promotions include an appearance by Tech XX with the chance for fans and kids alike to get their picture taken with the Bulldog mascot, face paint and a jumper for kids and hot dogs with donations benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of America.

 

After losing two of three games to Brigham Young University last weekend, Tech will return to their home field for the second consecutive weekend for the first time this season as Nevada will travel to face off against the Techsters this weekend.

 

With a 6-8 mark in conference play, Tech is in need of a good showing on the diamond this weekend in order to gain some momentum heading into the last half of the WAC schedule and into the conference tournament.

 

The Techsters will need a combination and timely hitting and good pitching in order to knock off the Wolf Pack in a game between two conference team’s vying for better positioning in conference play.

 

Tech’s team batting average is .238 with junior infielder Melanie Goff leading the way with a .388 average on the year.

 

Junior pitcher Michelle Jones, who has a 12-11 record on the year with a 2.88 earned run average, will take to the mound for the Techsters.

 

All the festivities will begin at noon Saturday with the first game scheduled for 1 p.m. followed by the second game of the doubleheader.

 

Fans can follow all the action on Gametracker on latechsports.com or they can also watch to all the action on LATech All-Access.

 

Email comments to act013@latech.edu.

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