Diamond Dogs host Tulane

Louisiana Tech’s opening seven-game gauntlet continues this weekend when the Bulldogs (4-0) host the undefeated Tulane Green Wave (4-0) in a three-game series at JC Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.

Tech is coming off an 11-6 win over No. 8 LSU Wednesday night before a sold out crowd at JC Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.

The Bulldogs dominated the Tigers from start to finish, leading from start to finish in the first win over the Tigers in Ruston since 1987.

This weekend’s three-game series will include start times of 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.  The games will be live on CUSATV and can be heard on 97.7 FM (Friday, Sunday) and through the LA Tech Athletics app (all three days).

Jonathan Fincher (1-0), Ryan Jennings (0-0) ad Jarret Whorff (0-0) will get the starts on the mound for Tech. Tech’s staff has combined for 52 strikeouts in 36.0 innings of work thus far.

Taylor Young and Philip Matulia have led the Bulldog offense through four games. Young hitting an outstanding .571 after recording a 3-for-4 night against LSU recording a home run, triple, double and 4 RBI at the leadoff spot. Matulia is right behind him with a .438 batting average going 2-for-4 with 3 RBI in the LA Tech 11-6 win.

Tulane begins the year with a 4-0 start as well, sweeping UMASS-Lowell and defeating Nicholls State 7-5 on Wednesday night.

Green Wave infielder, Trevor Minder, has led the offensive charge batting .429 with a home run, two doubles and six total hits.

Dylan Carmouche pitched for the Green Wave last Saturday going six strong innings, allowing only four hits, no earned runs, seven strikeouts and two walks.

LA Tech leads the all-time series over Tulane 6-5. LA Tech has taken the last four meetings with the last win coming last year in New Orleans 8-6 on March 21 in a three-game sweep. The last time Tulane visited Ruston they won the three-game set taking 2-of-3 games back in 2014.

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