Philip Matulia

Philip Matulia is surrounded by teammates after sending LA Tech to the C-USA Championship.

RUSTON, La. -- Louisiana Tech beat Southern Miss twice Saturday, both times in walk-off fashion.

In the first game of the day, Steele Netterville's RBI double in the bottom of the tenth gave LA Tech an 11-10 victory after the Bulldogs trailed 8-0 at the end of four innings.

The second game of the day was wilder with the Bulldogs taking a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the eighth on a Manny Garcia solo home run.

Southern Miss responded with a four-run top of the ninth to lead 5-2, highlighted by Slade Wilks' three-run homer.

Louisiana Tech charged back in the bottom half with four runs capped by Philip Matulia bringing in two runs on a RBI single to give the Bulldogs a 6-5 victory.

LA Tech plays Old Dominion for the Conference USA championship Sunday from J.C. Love Field at 1:00 p.m.


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