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Lane Burroughs

 
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Louisiana Tech head baseball coach Lane Burroughs enters his fourth season with the Bulldogs.

Burroughs has amassed 109 victories through his first three years, more than any Tech baseball coach in their first three seasons.

In 2019, Burroughs led LA Tech to a 34-24 overall record, including a 17-13 mark in Conference USA. Though a mid-April tornado forced the Bulldogs out of J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park, Louisiana Tech still finished the regular season strongly with a victory over then-no. 15 LSU and series wins over FIU and Western Kentucky. LA Tech picked up four wins over ranked teams in 2019, defeating Arkansas, LSU, and Florida Atlantic.

The 2019 campaign also saw two Bulldogs make their way into Major League Baseball. The Oakland Athletics drafted pitcher David Leal in the 38th round, and the Tampa Bay Rays signed Mason Mallard as a free agent after the draft.

In 2018, Burroughs led the Bulldogs to a 39-20 record - including a program record 21 victories in conference play - en route to the second seed in the Conference USA Tournament after the team was picked to finish seventh in the preseason poll. Under his leadership, the Bulldogs won 18 true road games (sixth-most in NCAA, and most in C-USA) for the first time since 1982. Tech also finished a perfect 5-0 in league series on the road.

Tech also claimed several signature victories in 2018, including wins over Power 5 foes in then No. 9 Texas A&M and Cal, as Tech claimed The Frisco Classic Championship Title. Burroughs also led the Bulldogs to a road series win over then No. 9 Southern Miss, finishing as the only team to beat the Golden Eagles in a regular-season series in 2018.

Burroughs continued his home success, leading the Bulldogs to 18 home victories, marking the first time that a Tech team posted 18 wins at home and on the road in the same season since 1982.

With a new-look roster, featuring eight brand new starting position players, Burroughs paced the Tech offense, finishing the regular season second in OBP, runs scored, hits, RBI, doubles, triples and total bases.

In his first year in Ruston, Burroughs registered a 36-20 inaugural season in 2017, leading the 'Dogs to their first back-to-back 35+ win seasons in more than 25 years for the program.

In 2017, Tech drew a record number of season ticket holders that saw a 22-7 record in Ruston.

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