NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Entering the most pivotal stretch of the season, Tulane's playing their best baseball. They've won nine of their last 10 games and begin a six-game home stand Tuesday night against UNO.
"There's a lot of excitement," says Green Wave Head Coach David Pierce. "This is the most exciting time when you're playing well because of the conference races, the regional talks and the RPI. It's what we do. It's what we play for. When you're able to experience it when you're playing well, it's fun."
Tulane ranks 16th nationally in home runs per game, and they'll probably need the bats to show up against a Privateers team with a pretty capable offense of their own.
"UNO's a very good team," says Pierce. "Blake (Dean) has done a great job. They're 28-18 right now. They're well within their reach of their conference tournament, and they have postseason aspirations."
Their match-up with UNO is the first of two midweek games for Tulane. They'll host Southern on Wednesday night.