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Tulane comes to Alex Box Stadium on a roll

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

LSU steps out of conference play to face the Tulane Green Wave Tuesday night at The Box.

The Green Wave (17-7) have won five in a row and nine of their last 11 games. Tulane is 13-1 at home but have had their struggles on the road, losing five of seven.

As a team, Tulane is hitting .290 and scoring just under seven runs a game. 

GREEN WAVE HITTING LEADERS:
Stephen Alemais leads the team with a .415 batting average. Alemais has five doubles and a triple this season.

Richard Carthon is hitting .345 with three doubles and four triples.

Hunter Hope leads the team in home runs with seven and has a .337 average.

Jake Rogers has a .321 batting average with six doubles, three home runs and 13 RBI. 

Jeremy Montalbano leads the team with 20 RBI. He is hitting .275 with seven doubles, three home runs and a triple. 

As a pitching staff, Tulane has a 3.80 ERA and give up 4.5 runs per game.

GREEN WAVE PITCHING LEADERS:
J.P. France will start for the Wave Tuesday night against LSU. He has made eight appearances, three as a starter, has a 1-0 record with a 4.71 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 21 innings of work.  

Ross Massey is 3-1 with a 1.12 ERA in 32 innings of work. He has made eight pitching appearances, three as a starter.

Corey Merrill has started five games this season. He is 2-0 with a 2.54 ERA. 

Dan Rankin has made eight pitching appearances out of the bullpen. He is 2-1 with a 1.38 ERA, two saves and 16 strikeouts in 13 innings of work.

Trevor Sims has made seven appearances out of the bullpen and has a 4-0 record with a 2.00 ERA. 

Christian Colletti (0-0) has a 2.57 ERA and one save. He has pitched in eight games out of the bullpen.  

Tuesday’s contest is billed as Prostate Cancer Awareness Night at the stadium, as the LSU players will wear light blue batting helmets to promote screening to detect and combat the disease. First pitch from Alex Box Stadium is set for 6:30 p.m.

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