Baseball Looks for Momentum

Fresh from a 9-1 victory over rival Louisiana State University on Tuesday (May 18), the Green Wave baseball team hopes to take that momentum into its final three-game home stand of the regular season starting tonight (May 19) against the University of Central Florida.

In five innings of work, freshman pitcher Kyle McKenzie kept Louisiana State University from scoring. (Photo by Parker Waters)

Currently ranked seventh in Conference USA, Tulane needs to focus on wins in order to keep its season going and make the cut of the top six C-USA teams who will participate in the C-USA tournament, which opens in Houston on May 26.

The Green Wave got a much-needed victory over LSU when freshman starting pitcher Kyle McKenzie tossed five scoreless innings, and the offense posted 12 hits. Sophomore infielder Matt Ryan had three hits — including a single, a triple and a home run —and scored four runs to propel Tulane to the victory.

"You see the enthusiasm in the crowd and fortunately we had a guy who ... had the hot hand tonight," said Tulane head coach Rick Jones.

Seven of the nine Tulane starters collected hits, while just four LSU players posted hits.

Tulane's three-game series against UCF starts at 6 p.m. today at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium. The series continues at 6:30 p.m. on Friday (May 21) and at 1 p.m. on Saturday (May 22).

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