NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Travis Jewett enters his third season Uptown still in search of a winning season as Tulane baseball’s head coach, but his expectations are much higher than that.
“It’s a postseason deal for me, that’s where it is,” Jewett said at the Green Wave’s Media Day. “I’m not going to put any caps or limits on how far into the postseason its let’s get to the postseason and be finer in our attention that way and see how far it can get us. There’s no doubt, I walk out to the field every day you can ask the players, you can ask the coaches, we’re good enough. We’re good enough, you know and the kids need to believe it."
The pressure is there but so is some talent as the Green Wave return veteran players like redshirt junior Jonathan Artigues, who was second on the team in his last year. On the mound, fifth-year senior Kaleb Roper returns a year after leading the team in strikeouts. But beyond the production is a feeling of chemistry off the field.
That chemistry gives this team a reason to believe “My freshmen year I got to see a unique team then,” Artigues said at Media Day. “Last two years, I’ve had a unique experience with teams. I’ve seen a lot and just knowing how this group is, how we’ve come together and how we relate to one another is big for me. We’ve got a lot of experienced guys on the mound, in the field, all around the field, but how we relate to each other off the field is something I’ve enjoyed. I think it will do a lot for us.”
The Green Wave will open their season Friday at 6:30 PM against George Washington.