QUICK HITS ON TULANE
Tulane enters the weekend series with a 23-26 overall record and a 10-8 mark in league play.
The Green Wave did not play a midweek game and is coming off a series loss to UCF last weekend.
Tulane is hitting .260 as a team, led by Hunter Williams’ .343 average and 70 hits. Jarret DeHart paces the team with 10 home runs and 40 RBI.
As a team, the Green Wave has stolen 40-of-59 bases with Grant Witherspoon’s 10 stolen bases leading the way.
Tulane’s pitching staff owns a 5.60 ERA and has 12 saves with two shutouts in 432.0 innings. The group has also fanned 275 hitters and walked 257.
RHP Corey Merrill will start Friday as he owns a 5.37 ERA and a 6-4 record in 12 starts. He has fanned 54 and walked 36 in 70.1 innings.
RHP J.P. France will get the ball Saturday, owning a 5-3 record and a 3.78 ERA in 12 starts. He leads the staff with 60 strikeouts and counters with 24 walks in 81.0 innings.
LHP Sam Bjorngjeld is 3-4 with a 5.76 ERA in 19 appearances and six starts this season and is slated to throw Sunday.
SERIES HISTORY VS. TULANE
Houston and Tulane have met 79 previous times and three times already this season.
The Cougars own the all-time series record at 44-35.
Houston won the first three-game set between the two clubs back on April 21-23 at Schroeder Park.
2017 Series: Game 1: L, 1-7 | Game 2: W, 8-7 | Game 3: W, 12-2 (7)
Houston is 18-16 all-time in New Orleans. The two teams split the series, 1-1, in New Orleans in 2016 with the Sunday game being rained out.