NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Tulane finishes the week with a 4-1 record, and will keep their top-15 ranking next week after taking two of three from Memphis. Tulane scored four in the seventh to win 9-5 Sunday, but Head Coach David Pierce missed most of the contest after being tossed in the first inning.
"This is a team that we fight together, and I fight for, and they fight for each other," said Pierce. "It was unfortunate that I was tossed. I thought it was very short-fused. I was in control, and it's just upsetting what happen. I really feel good about the other two guys because they're very veteran umpires. I just didn't feel the same with the other in that situation."
Pierce stayed in his office during the tightly contested game, and acted like a fan not a coach for once.
"I was biting my nails, that's all I did, it's just nerve-wracking. I don't do a whole lot during the game, but it's part of the program. Calling the pitches, and working with the pitchers and catchers is very critical. I rely and depend on my assistants, and they did a great job today," said Pierce.
With the win today, Tulane improves to 13-6 overall and AAC play. That gives them a 1.5 game lead over East Carolina.