Tulane's Rick Jones maintaining faith in his team at 15-15

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New Orleans, La. - The college baseball season is at the midway point and with a record of 15-15, 3-3 in Conference USA, the Tulane Green Wave are in unfamiliar territory.

Head Coach Rick Jones knows his team is struggling but hasn't ruled out a second half surge for his club "We've had some position players, seniors that have gotten off to slow starts, due to injury or pressing or whatever it may be.  If those guys can get a bit more on track and our pitching can get a little more healthy then I think we have a chance to make a run down the stretch."

One of the reasons he feels positivity despite the negative results is his team's character "In 20 years coaching at Tulane, we've had some great clubs, but I don't know that I've had a club that has had so many good citizens and I really mean that.  Those guys are bleed green guys."

Jones added another reason for optimism was his team's win over Rice Saturday.  While they didn't win the series, they did hold off a late Owl surge to win 7-6 on the road in the series finale.  But he was very realistic as well, he knows if his team is to have any chance this season, the time to turn things around is now.

Tulane faces Nicholls State Tuesday, a team they lost to, 6-5, in late February.