Preview: Houston at Tulane this Weekend (W 15-3)


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.


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.

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Should be a great series…hoping we can somehow pull out two of three…is King going to be back?

Not sure on King.

Those dark green chairs seem like they would be a little hot on sunny afternoon games. They look nice under the lights though.

Lightning delay, no word on start time.

UConn swept USF today in a double header, so the door has been opened for us.


8pm new start time


Be surprised if it starts at 8 or gets played tonight looking at the radar.

Damn, we were starting Coldiron at short too as he’s finally healthy. Kid is supposed to be really good.

8:30 is now the start time.

Rain breaking up, but there’s a nasty part that may come in later. Bats need to be hot early.


Wong C
Padgett DH
Davis 1B
Scheiner 3B
Julks LF
Triolo RF
Coldiron SS
Hollis 2B
Grimsley CF

Ullom P

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Tulane homer in B2 makes it 1-0

Scheiner homer in T4 ties it

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Tulane homer off of Julks glove in B5 makes it 2-1

Tulane gets another run in the Bottom of the 6th on a double and a single with 2 outs. 3-1 Tulane

Coldiron knocks in Davis in the T8,3-2 Tulane

And Nick Slaughter keeps his big week going by driving in 2 with a single. Coogs lead 4-3


Bottom 8th
1-2-3 inning from Fletcher and they finally get Grant Brown who was killing the Coogs tonight (and then Brown was ejected for arguing balls and strikes).

T9…Coogs lead 4-3

Brown also can’t play tomorrow since he was ejected