LAFAYETTE – Louisiana baseball must put a challenging week behind it in preparation for a new slate of games beginning on Tuesday evening when it welcomes in-state foe Tulane to Russo Park. First pitch for the midweek clash is set for 6:30 p.m.
The two programs met less than a week ago in New Orleans, a game which Tulane won, 7-3, at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium.
Sophomore Hayden Cantrelle is coming off another unforgettable week, batting .500 (10-for-20) with three home runs, two doubles a triple and seven RBI, while extending his hitting streak to 13 games. The sophomore also became the fourth player to hit for the cycle in team history in Louisiana’s last Tuesday contest against Northwestern State.
Brennan Breaux continues to be a threat on offense as well, hitting .302 (29-for-96) with 15 RBI to his name. Todd Lott and Orynn Veillon have found their form as of late, producing hitting streaks of eight games and seven games, respectively.
The Louisiana (11-14, 3-3) starting pitcher remains TBA.
Tulane (17-7, 0-0) enters the contest winners of five-straight, including a three-game sweep of Houston Baptist over the weekend. Frankie Niemann sits atop the stats sheet for the Green Wave with a .417 (20-for-48) batting average in 14 starts. Kody Hoese has started all 24 games for the Green Wave and boasts a .392 average with a team-high 38 hits and 11 homers.
Krishna Raj, who started against the Ragin’ Cajuns in New Orleans, will start for the Green Wave on Tuesday. Raj enters the contest with a 3.57 ERA and is 2-0 on the season.
Louisiana leads the all-time series, 49-45, and is 17-19 under head coach Tony Robichaux. Louisiana has won six of the last 10 meetings between the two schools, including the last meeting in Lafayette a year ago. The Ragin’ Cajuns are 8-6 against the Green Wave in Lafayette.
Fans unable to join the team at Russo Park can catch all the action live on Cox Sports Live (CST) and ESPN+.
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