This annual baseball game of The Fighting LSU Tigers vs. Tulane University Green Wave has become a very competitive rivalry. In recent years The Tigers have swept passed The Green Wave. Although this year it seems that this meeting between the two could be one of the most completive ones. It could be favored of either team based on each team’s season so far. Both teams are having a very productive start for the 2012 season. Both teams have close to unbeaten records so far. Tulane is standing with an (8-1) record; while LSU is right behind them with a (7-2) record.

This weekend, Tulane will be taking on Alabama, who is 4-4; while LSU will be taking on Dartmouth (0-0). Both meetings will be a 3 game series. LSU’s first pitch for game 1 is tonight March 2 at 7pm. Tulane’s first pitch for game 1 is also tonight first pitch at 6:30pm. While both teams will be facing competitive teams this weekend; the anticipation for a great rivalry mash up on Tuesday March 6th first pitch at 6:30pm. This should definitely be a game for the books.

Mason Katz (IF/OF), Tyler Hanover (IF), Raph Rhymes (OF), Kevin Gausman  (P),
Garrett Cannizaro (IF),Brennan Middleton (IF), D.J. Ponder (RHP), Andrew Garner (OF/P),David Napoli (LHP)

The Tulane offense leads Conference USA in batting average, slugging percentage, total bases, hits, triples and is second in stolen bases. The team’s seven wins rank second and the pitching staff sits second in innings pitched and fourth in opponent’s batting average.
Katz leads LSU on the year with a .500 (14-for-28) cumulative average, and he has four doubles, one triple, one homer and 10 RBI. Hanover is hitting .394 (13-for-33) with four doubles and seven RBI, and Rhymes is batting .394 (13-for-33) with one double and 12 RBI.


By: Serena Crawford

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