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LSU travels to the Big Easy for another mid-week challenge

LSU Baseball Head Coach Paul Mainieri (Source: WAFB) LSU Baseball Head Coach Paul Mainieri (Source: WAFB)
NEW ORLEANS (WAFB) -

LSU travels to New Orleans to play Tulane Tuesday night at Turchin Stadium.

The No. 20 ranked Green Wave are 26-13 overall and 7-4 in the American Athletic Conference.  

The Wave have won four in a row and five of their last six games.

The team has a .271 batting average including 60 doubles and 39 home runs.

TEAM'S TOP HITTERS:
Stephen Alemais: .339 batting average, nine doubles, one triple and one home run  
Hunter Hope: .299 batting average, six triples, one double and 10 home runs  
Lex Kaplan: .297 batting average, seven doubles and two home runs  
Richard Carthon: .283 batting average,  three doubles and four triples   
Jeremy Montalbano: .283 batting average, 10 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 31 RBI 

The pitching staff has an excellent 3.38 ERA on the season.

TEAM'S TOP PITCHERS:
Ross Massey: 6-2, 1.43 ERA in 12 appearances, seven as a starter   
Emerson Gibbs: 4-2, 1.86 ERA in 10 starts  
J.P. France: 3-1, 3.98 ERA in 12 appearances, seven as a starter  
Dan Rankin: 2-1, 3.38 ERA, 2 saves and 21 strikeouts in 16 innings pitched  

TUESDAY'S PITCHING MATCHUP:
LSU: Doug Norman (1-0, 3.26 ERA)  
TU: J.P. France (3-1, 3.98 ERA)  

First pitch from Turchin Stadium is set for 6:00 p.m. on the CBS Sports Network.

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