LSU to take on Tulane Tuesday night in New Orleans
BATON ROUGE - No. 8 LSU will face off with a No. 20 Tulane Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at Turchin Stadium in New Orleans.
Audio of the game will be available locally on WDGL 98.1 and on the web at www.LSUsports.net/live. The game will also be televised, so check your local cable or satellite listings to see where you can catch the game.
LSU came it at No. 9 in the Baseball America poll after dropping a few spots following a 2-2 week. Currently, the Tigers are in a three-way tie with Ole Miss and Mississippi State for second place in the SEC West Division.
“There are only 16 games left in the regular season, and each one will be important in helping us reach our postseason goals,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “We’re going to be facing a challenging environment and a very good team at Tulane, so it’s up to us to meet that challenge by playing as hard as we can and leaving everything on the field. Our team has continued to improve, and now is the time, as we approach the home stretch, for us to be at our best.”
The coach says sophomore Doug Norman (1-0, 3.26 ERA) will make his second start on the mound this season against the Green Wave. Norman was key to LSU’s victory over Southeastern during his first start of the year last Wednesday.
LSU is batting .303 as a team with 29 home runs and 68 steals from 92 attempts. Freshmen right fielder Antoine Duplantis is at the top of hitting heap as he is batting .358 with six doubles, four triples, a homer, 25 RBI, 31 runs and 10 stolen bases.
LSU leads the series with Tulane 180-127-3. The Tigers played Tulane in the first intercollegiate athletic event in the history of LSU. That victory was posted by LSU with a score of 10-8 in 1893. LSU has come out on top in the last 13 of 17 meetings between the schools.