"The Pat"...need we say more. Lion Nation loves it and opponents fear it. Just ask the Tulane Green Wave . The Lions scored 13 runs in the first four innings on their way to a 13-1 win over Tulane as sophomore LHP Jordan Hymel had the Wave on lock down. Hymel held Tulane to one run on three hits in his five innings of work picking up the win.
If it wasn't enough that the Wave couldn't create any offense, the Lion hitters bashed their way to 16 hits, six of them going for extra bases, including a grand slam by Jeff Harkensee and home runs by Justin Boudreaux and Brock Hebert. And with the Lion Nation rocking "The Pat" the Tulane defense committed three costly errors.
Tulane 000 100 000 - 1 5 3
SLU 235 300 00x - 13 16 1
WP - Jordan Hymel (1-0)
LP - Kyle McKenzie (0-1)
Save - None
Cody Gougler 4-5, RBI
Jeff Harkensee 3-4, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 Runs Scored
Justin Boudreaux 2-2, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 3 Runs Scored
Joe Sparacino 2-3, RBI
Jonathan Pace 2-5, 2B, RBI, HBP, 3 Runs Scored
Brock Hebert 1-3, HR, RBI, BB, 3 Runs Scored
Jeff Harkensee's grand slam in the 3rd inning was the first of his career
Over the last five years the Lions are 6-5 against Tulane winning the season series twice. In 2010 the Lions and Green Wave split the series, as only two games were played.
Under Jay Artigues the Lions are 5-0 at "The Pat" against Tulane.
When Jonathan Pace was hit by a pitch in the 6th inning it marked the fourth consecutive game a Lion was hit by a pitch this season.
Five Lions recored multi hit games against the Green Wave tonight.
Jason Greenleaf, Jacob Ott, Dylan Hills, and Matt Pittari each pitched one inning of relief and each recorded a strike out, with Ott, and Hills getting two punchouts.