FOX 8 Overtime Podcast #14: LSU and Tulane baseball teams struggling down the stretch

FOX 8 Overtime Podcast #14: LSU and Tulane baseball teams struggling down the stretch
LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri (Source: Kevin Batiste)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Both LSU and Tulane’s baseball programs are fading down the stretch of the season with both currently riding 3-game losing streaks.

Chris Hagan on LSU’s fading chances to earn a national seed or host a regional:

“Not that I’ve tried to defend them, but I’ve tried to at least put the numbers in perspective. It has been all over the place but at the same time, they’re still technically in it. They’re 14-10 in the SEC. You’re not really in contention for an SEC title right now but you are at least in contention to host, at least they were before their RPI took a little bit of a hit. They can get it back still. That’s what I’ve been trying to say. The thing is the optics are not good.”

LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri
LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri (Source: Kevin Batiste)

Sean Fazende on the Tigers’ lack of cohesiveness:

“Normally by this time, you have it figured out. You know what you have, you know what you don’t have. And I just wonder if the inconsistency of the pitching staff, the constant injury issue, the Zack Hess phenomenon - he’s a starter, he’s bullpen...Doesn’t this feel like this team just lacks chemistry right now? It’s like they’re just not coming together.”

Tulane baseball practice (Edwin Goode)
Tulane baseball practice (Edwin Goode)

Juan Kincaid on the state of Tulane’s baseball program:

“At the end of the day, I think it comes down to Tulane fans and they’ve got to decide what their expectations are with their athletic teams. For far too long, you’ve had too many teams on that campus losing games and then coaches allowed to stay around and have mediocrity on campus. And the baseball program, to me, is the biggest disappointment of them all because in this state, if you can’t win with all the talent in this state, that’s a problem.”

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