Tulane treks north for weekend series at Louisiana Tech
• The Tulane University baseball team (4-0) returns to action Friday for the start of a three-game series at Louisiana Tech.
• The Green Wave is currently in the midst of a five-game road trip.
• The Green Wave is coming off a 7-5 win at Nicholls State in their road opener this past Wednesday.
• The first pitch on Friday is set for 6 p.m. Game two on Saturday will begin at 2 p.m. The series finale on Sunday will begin at 1 p.m.
• All three games will be aired live on CUSA.TV and can be heard on the radio by tuning into WRBH 88.3 FM.
AROUND THE HORN WITH THE WAVE
• Tulane enters its matchup with Louisiana on a four-game winning streak.
• The Green Wave currently own the American Athletic Conference’s second-best ERA (2.75). Offensively, Tulane is batting .288 as a team.
• Through four games, Tulane has been particularly impressive offensively with two outs. The Green Wave own a .320 batting average with two outs.
• Trevor Minder leads the team with a .429 batting average.
• Tulane starter Dylan Carmouche leads the team in strikeouts and earned run average.
• Tulane’s matchups with Louisiana Tech will mark the 17th, 18th and 19th all-time meetings between the two programs.
• The Green Wave own a 9-7 all-time series lead.
SCOUTING LOUISIANA TECH
• The Bulldogs enter their series with the Green Wave with a perfect 4-0 record after they posted a three-game series sweep against Wichita State and a midweek win over LSU this past Wednesday.
• Louisiana Tech is currently ranked No. 15 in the Collegiate Baseball poll.
• The Bulldogs pitching has opened 2022 on a high note, as it has combined for 52 strikeouts in 36.0 innings pitched.
• Taylor Young and Philip Matulia have led the Bulldog offense through four games. Young hitting .571 after recording a 3-for-4 night against LSU recording a home run, triple, double and 4 RBI at the leadoff spot. Matulia is right behind him with a .438 batting average.
TULANE BY THE NUMBERS
115 – Tulane is in the midst of its 115th season.
22 – The Green Wave have outscored their opponents by 22 runs through four games this season.
16 – Tulane has won 16 of 18 games at home dating back to last season.
6 – Trevor Minder enters the weekend with the most hits on the team through four games with six.
3 – Through four games, Tulane has just three error as a team.
2.75 – Tulane’s 2.75 earned run average ranks second in the league through four games.
2 – Tulane and UCF are the only two teams in the American Athletic Conference that are undefeated through four games.
1 – The Green Wave led The American in walks (27), doubles (9) and sacrifice bunts (3).
LAST TIME OUT
• The Tulane University baseball team opened up an early lead and never looked back, as it held on for a 7-5 win over in-state rival Nicholls State Wednesday evening at Ben Meyer Diamond at Ray E. Didier Field to remain undefeated.
• The Green Wave plated three runs in the first, one in the second and three in the sixth to open up a convincing 7-0 lead. All seven of the Green Wave’s runs came with two outs in the inning.
• The Colonels would not go quietly, as they fought back with four runs in the seventh and one in the eighth to trim Tulane’s lead to two (7-5).
• In the ninth, Nicholls State brought the tying run to the plate, but sophomore Zach DeVito kept the Colonels scoreless in the frame as Tulane secure the win. DeVito struck out the final batter of the game for the second straight game, as he picked up his first save of the year.
TULANE STARTS HOT
• Tulane’s bats started the year hot, scoring in 14 of the 24 offensive innings of the opening series against UMass-Lowell.
• Eight Green Wave hitters had three or more hits in the series as they recorded a .313 average as a group. Luis Aviles led the pack, going five-for-twelve with five RBIs on the weekend. Aviles’ performance earned him a spot on the first AAC Honor Roll selection of the season.
JEWETT WELCOMES 21 NEW PLAYERS
• Earlier this fall, Travis Jewett announced the addition of 21 members of the 2021 recruiting class.
• The 2021 class marks the sixth under Jewett.
• Joining the Green Wave for the 2021 season will be: Landry Alligood, Teo Banks, Kyle Beaty, Seth Beckstead, Dylan Carmouche, Adam Ebling, Brady Hebert, Cam Van Hoorebeke, Brennan Lambert, Jackson Linn, Brady Marget, Michael Massey, Tracy Mitchem, Brayden Morrow, Carter Robinson, Cristian Sanchez, Gavin Schulz, Grant Siegel, Ben Tate, Jonah Wachter and Chandler Welch.
• Thirteen members of the 2021 class are true freshman.
• Five members come to Tulane by way of junior college.
• Three members come by way of D1 institutions. Including transfer Dylan Carmouche, who was a member of the reigning national champions Mississippi State.
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