Houston - Tulane Series Take 1 (L 7-1)

Battle for 1st this weekend


Tulane Turnaround by the Numbers

Here is what the numbers looked like in the 1st 15 games of the season:

Batting average .219, 108 hits, 492 AB, 60 Runs, 161 K’s, 59 BB’s,

That’s about 7 hits, 4 runs, 10.5 strikeouts and just under 4 BB’s per game. Not going to get the job done.

Since then, during the 15-6 stretch the offense has looked like a different team posting these numbers:

BA .295, 210 hits, 711 ABs, 133 runs, 178 K’s, 74 BB’s

That’s 10 hits per game, 6.33 runs, 8.47 K’s and 3.5 BB’s

Pitching and defense wasn’t any better in those 15 games:

Innings pitched 130.2, hits 138, R 105, Earned Runs 87, K’s 86, BB 90,

Team ERA: 5.99, 9.5 runs allowed per 9 innings, 6.19 BB’s per 9 innings, WHIP: 1.74

Again the next 21 games have been much different

189.2 Innings, 202 hits, 111 Runs, 95 Earned Runs, 104 BB’s, K’s 125,

Team ERA: 4.51, 5.26 runs per 9 innings, 4.93 BB’s per 9, 1.61 WHIP



Tulane enters the weekend with a 19-19 overall record and currently leads the league with a 7-2 mark.
The Green Wave is coming off two midweek games in which they split, losing to Louisiana-Lafayette, 1-0 on Tuesday before beating Southern Miss, 10-8 on Wednesday.
Tulane last swept then-league leader UConn in a three-game series in New Orleans last weekend and has won series over UConn, Cincinnati and USF.
Tulane is hitting .264 and slugging .420 with 39 home runs.
The Green Wave is led by Hunter Williams’ .358 average and 57 hits. Jarret DeHart leads the team with seven home runs and 32 RBI.
The pitching staff owns a 5.05 ERA with nine saves and 223 strikeouts to 207 walks in 338.1 innings.
RHP Corey Merrill will start Friday vs. Houston and owns a 4.12 ERA with a 5-2 record in nine starts. He leads the staff with 48 strikeouts in 54.2 innings.
RHP J.P. France will start Saturday and owns a 4.12 ERA and is 3-3 in nine starts. He has fanned 40 in 59.0 innings.
Sunday’s starter is listed as TBA. Christian Colletti paces the staff with 16 relief appearances and is 1-1 with a 3.65 ERA and has tallied five saves.


Houston and Tulane have met 76 previous times, dating back to 1986.
The Cougars own the all-time series, 42-34.
Houston and Tulane meet twice a year since joining the American and the Cougars met the Green Wave seven times last year with two of the games coming in the American Championship in Clearwater.
Houston won the overall 2016 series, 4-3.
Last Meeting: May 27, 2016 | Houston 6, Tulane 2

If you watch the games on Roku like I do, this game won’t be on Houston All-Access, but can be watched on YouTube.

Roku also has an app for the American Digital Network, but I don’t see a link for upcoming games or live events.

Redcat i just checked and they’ve already got the feed going. Thanks!

Base hit, walk from Ullom to start. 1st inning woes continue.

Double play helps. 6-4-3.

1-0 Tulane

I can’t believe that Hollis wasn’t awarded first on that HBP and then he’s called out on a pitch that was low and inside.

I noticed that this year as well. I’m guessing that the conference decided to go with YouTube for their live delivery method this year instead of their own app. I’m guessing they save some money that way.

Damn, Julks just robbed of a homer.

Hell of a play by Champion in right; laid out and made the catch.

Ullom playing Houdini through the 1st 3; only down 1-0

We are absolutely harmless at the plate.

Ullom leaving a lot up in the zone and Tulane taking advantage. 2-0 Tulane now.

Home plate ump isn’t doing us any favors tonight.

They forgot how to bat? After the loss to SHSU its kind of…embarrassing. Oh well, if that’s how these Coogs want to play (or not play)…

Ullom done after 5.1IP and a 2-0 count. 7H 2R 2ER 4BB 2K.

Ullom’s been uncharacteristically wild the last few outings. Still, did a good job getting out of jams.

Villarreal on to pitch. 5-4-3 double play to end the inning.

Maybe they should let him bat too. Haha. Light hearted humor

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Kaplan out in left is making all kinds of plays for Tulane tonight.