Extremely premature Tulane baseball observations

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ULL has had Some success, but I don’t remember them ever being ranked #1. They probably had to hold their noses to rank coastal carolina #1 the year they won the championship
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Yankeewave wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:05 pm ULL has had Some success, but I don’t remember them ever being ranked #1. They probably had to hold their noses to rank coastal carolina #1 the year they won the championship
ULL was 8-9 when the season was cancelled in 2020. They've had some success, to be sure, but the coach who got it for them unfortunately passed away and it remains to be seen if the new guy can keep it up. This was still a series that you need to win at home if you're a regional team. Again, it's early though, so things can change. Mississippi State will be a much tougher test, and we've struggled with UNO lately.
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Duggie35 wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:56 pm
GretnaGrn wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:48 am It's obviously early, and there's room for things to change, but you can't feel good about dropping 2/3 to ULL. While they're not terrible, this is a team you should win the series from at home. We looked tight and grossly ineffective (other than the endgame on Friday) in crunch time.

I hope it improves; we should expect a regional at this stage, and Jewett should be held accountable if it doesn't happen. Time will tell.
Many here are disappointed for not taking the series from the Cajuns and seem to think beating UL should be a given. These are two very evenly matched teams that fought all weekend. If Tulane made a few more plays, they could have won, and possibly even swept the series. On the other hand, if the Cajuns make another play or two Friday night, they sweep the series. Tulane has a storied program that was nationally ranked during the Rick Jones era, but UL has also been prominent on a national level. As recently as 2014, the Cajuns were ranked #1 in the country heading into the NCAA tournament and rated as the #6 overall national seed, missing the CWS by a single game. Let's face it, loosing to the Cajuns is not a disgrace, as they have won 8 of the last 13 games played between the two teams. These were good RPI games for both teams.
Losing a series at home is very rarely good for the RPI.
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GretnaGrn wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:15 pm
Yankeewave wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:05 pm ULL has had Some success, but I don’t remember them ever being ranked #1. They probably had to hold their noses to rank coastal carolina #1 the year they won the championship
ULL was 8-9 when the season was cancelled in 2020. They've had some success, to be sure, but the coach who got it for them unfortunately passed away and it remains to be seen if the new guy can keep it up. This was still a series that you need to win at home if you're a regional team. Again, it's early though, so things can change. Mississippi State will be a much tougher test, and we've struggled with UNO lately.
Deggs will do well IMO. I wish we had him
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I was at the Friday and Sunday games and watched the Saturday game on television. I thought the Saturday starting pitcher Benoit got squeezed repeatedly by the HP ump (Gregson?). I thought he pitched well, but the umpire took him out of the game. I am worried about the defense, especially catching. Will we ever throw out a runner. I did not look at the numbers, but I thought we struck out way too much. I am not encouraged, but it is early.
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Yankeewave wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:05 pm ULL has had Some success, but I don’t remember them ever being ranked #1. They probably had to hold their noses to rank coastal carolina #1 the year they won the championship
The Cajuns were ranked #1 during the 2014 season finishing with a 58-10 record and one game away from Omaha.
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One thing about ULL that gave them an edge is they (according to Allegretta) have 2 true freshmen on their entire roster and had the top (or one of the top) JuCo classes in the country.
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La Tech looks like they can rake; meanwhile Guerry Smith reports the injured Frankie Niemann is on the mend and near a return to the Tulane lineup.
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JUCO product Tyler Hoffman taking the mound vs. UNO for the Wave.
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We sure hope Frankie Goes To Hollygrove a lot this year!
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waverider wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:48 pm One thing about ULL that gave them an edge is they (according to Allegretta) have 2 true freshmen on their entire roster and had the top (or one of the top) JuCo classes in the country.
The JUCO class he was talking about is rated the #3 JUCO class ion the country. But that will be the class coming in next year (2022), not the class there now!
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Duggie35 wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:49 am
waverider wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:48 pm One thing about ULL that gave them an edge is they (according to Allegretta) have 2 true freshmen on their entire roster and had the top (or one of the top) JuCo classes in the country.
The JUCO class he was talking about is rated the #3 JUCO class ion the country. But that will be the class coming in next year (2022), not the class there now!
Thanks for clarifying. I originally thought it was next year’s class but then he said something that made me think it was the current class there now.
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Ranked duke playing ranked ecu right now on espn plus
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Niemann is in the lineup tonight vs UNO at DH for the Wave
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Ecu won
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Tulane won 7–1 btw. Miss state plays today so lets hope its a 16 inning game. Ucf is off to a bad start
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Duggie35 wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:44 pm
Yankeewave wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:05 pm ULL has had Some success, but I don’t remember them ever being ranked #1. They probably had to hold their noses to rank coastal carolina #1 the year they won the championship
Ending the regular season as the unanimous #1 team in the country across every college baseball poll, the 2014 Ragin' Cajun baseball team won a record 58 games and finishing only one game away from Omaha.
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Yankeewave wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:29 am Tulane won 7–1 btw. Miss state plays today so lets hope its a 16 inning game. Ucf is off to a bad start
MSU had a good first weekend, beating Texas, losing narrowly to ranked TCU and beating ranked Texas Tech. JSU is unlikely to present any problems, but hopefully they play a long pitcher's duel.
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tulaneoutlaw wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:50 pm Now we are barely making bowls in football, scuffling still in basketball, and meh at best in the one thing we used to be able to count on.

It's regional or bust Jewett. Get it done or take a hike.
I'll take barely getting bowls over what we had prior to Fritz.
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