Team will play in Monroe on Tuesday at noon before returning home to face UNO on Wednesday
Wind plays a factor after storms clear the area
Greenies win, 5-4, after playing their second straight extra-inning game
Greenies end four-game road trip and host their first C-USA weekend series in three weeks
First time Greenies have traveled to Lafayette since 2003
|Napoli's Career Honors|
|2013||LSWA All-Louisiana Second Team|
|2013||College Sports Madness Preseason All C-USA Second Team|
|2012||Second Team All-Conference USA|
Career Notes: One of the best southpaws in Tulane history...appeared in 62 games with 27 starts over the course of his career, going 13-9 with a 3.64 ERA...recorded one complete game, and one save, while notching 220.0 innings...allowed 190 hits, 89 earned runs and 114 walks while striking out 173 batters...leaves Tulane with the fifth lowest career opponent batting average of .241...229 induced fly ball outs are the eighth most in school history, while his 214 induced ground ball outs are the 11th most all-time...he faced 961 batters in his career, good for 16th most in school history, and his 62 appearances are tied for 19th most...3.64 ERA is good for 22nd in school history...was an eighth round (256th overall) selection of the Washington Nationals in the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
2013 (Senior): Put together one of the finest pitching seasons in school history...a College Sports Madness Preseason All C-USA Second Team member and a second team LSWA All-Louisiana Team member...appeared in 15 games, with ten starts, going 5-3 with a 3.00 ERA...threw one complete game and totaled 66.0 innings...allowed 39 hits and 22 earned runs while walking 33 and fanning 51...held batters to a .176 batting average, just one point off the lowest in school history...led the starters in lowest earned runs allowed with 22...second on the team in strikeouts with 51, and tied for second on the team with five victories...led Conference USA in opposing batting average (.176) and hits allowed (39), while he was second in runs allowed (25) and fourth in doubles allowed (eight)...second in the NCAA in hits allowed per nine innings (5.32)...WHIP of 1.09 was 104th in the NCAA...began the season out of the bullpen before becoming the game three starter of weekend series...first action of the season came versus Missouri State (2/17) when he notched 2.1 innings of relief while striking out one...struck out one batter in 2.2 innings of work out of the bullpen against Notre Dame (2/23)...fanned eight batters in 4.2 innings of relief at Nicholls (2/26), coming in after Tyler Mapes suffered his season-ending injury, being credited with the loss...made his first start of the season against Northwestern State (3/5), but only lasted 1.0 inning before leaving with an injury...returned to the mound as the starter during the third game of the UTSA series (3/17), striking out five in 3.0 innings for his first win of the season...pitched 5.0 innings against Memphis (3/24), while striking out four for his second straight weekend victory...became just the first Tulane pitcher in school history to have two career wins over Rice when he notched a victory at Rice (3/30) in 7.0 innings of work...pitched his only career complete game in a losing effort at Southern Miss (4/7), allowing only three hits over 8.0 innings and tying a season-high with eight strikeouts...notched a victory during the second game of the doubleheader at Marshall (4/27), going 6.2 innings and fanning five...recorded 8.0 innings in a no decision against Houston (5/5)...moved to the second game of the weekend series at UCF (5/11) and against UAB (5/17) to offset the injury to Tony Rizzotti, earning no decisions in both contests while going 4.0 innings with three strikeouts and 4.1 innings with six strikeouts, respectively...saw time out of the bullpen during the Conference USA Championships, being tagged with the loss versus Southern Miss (5/22) in 0.2 innings, then turning around and getting the victory versus Houston (5/25) in 0.2 innings during the final game of the season.
2012 (Junior): Earned Second Team All-Conference USA...appeared in 15 games with 12 starts on the mound...ranked among the Conference USA leaders in ERA (2.86, 8th) and wins (7, 5th)...led the team in ERA, opponent's batting average (.249) and strikeouts (57)...was second on the squad in wins, starts (12), innings pitched (88.0) and was fourth in appearances (15)...collected seven wins; versus Siena (2/19-2), at Wichita State (3/10), against Brown (3/17), at Memphis (3/31), versus Rice (4/6), at East Carolina (4/28) and at Houston (5/12)...tossed six scoreless innings and picked up the win in relief with five strikeouts versus Siena (2/19-2)...allowed two runs in three innings of relief work versus Indiana (2/25)...allowed one unearned run in seven and two-thirds innings of relief work against Alabama (3/3)...took the win with six and two-thirds inning of work in his first start of the season at Wichita State (3/10) with six strikeouts...took the win with six inning of two-run work against Brown (3/17) with three strikeouts...worked eight and one-thirds innings and allowed three run - two earned - with eight strikeouts versus UMBC (3/24)...got a win with eight innings of one-run work at Memphis (3/31) and struck out six batters...claimed a win with two runs allowed - one earned - with three strikeouts in five and two-thirds innings of work against #9 Rice (4/6)...allowed four runs on five hits with six strikeouts in five and two-thirds innings of work at UAB (4/14)...allowed four runs in five and one-thirds innings against #19 UCF (4/21)...got the win with seven innings of two-run work at East Carolina (4/28) with three strikeouts...struck out three in five and one-thirds inning versus Southern Miss (5/5) and allowed two runs...got a win at Houston (5/12) with two runs - one earned - on seven hits with six strikeouts...tossed three and one-thirds innings with two strikeouts and two runs - one earned - at the Conference USA Tournament.
2011 (Sophomore): Appeared in 18 games with five starts on the mound...posted a win against Southeastern Louisiana (3/15)...grabbed a save at UCF (4/9)...tied for second on the team in saves (1)...four of his outings were scoreless...16 of his 18 appearances last long than one inning, with nine of those going three-plus innings...struck out at least three batters in nine of his 18 outings...allowed just one hit in three and one-thirds scoreless innings at Southeastern Louisiana (2/22) with four strikeouts...allowed one run on two hits in two innings of work against Wichita State (3/13)...tossed five innings of one-run baseball in his first start of the season against Southeastern Louisiana (3/15) with four strikeouts to earn his first collegiate win...went five innings and allowed one run with eight K's in a start versus Nicholls State (3/22)...appeared at Southern Miss (3/26) and versus FIU (3/30) and threw one and one-thirds innings in both outings...got the start against LSU (4/5) and allowed three runs on three hits with a pair of strikeouts...recorded the final two outs at UCF (4/9) to collect his first career save...appeared in two games at Rice (4/15 & 4/17)...threw two and two-thirds innings against Utah (4/21) and allowed one run with three strikeouts...allowed one run in three innings of relief work with seven strikeouts in the series finale with Utah (4/23)...struck out two in two and two-thirds scoreless innings against UAB (4/30)...allowed one unearned run in three innings of relief at LSU (5/3)...worked six and one-thirds innings and allowed one run on three hits with eight strikeouts in the middle game of a series at Marshall (5/13)...allowed three runs - two earned - in six innings of work in a start against East Carolina (5/19) with five strikeouts...struck out five in six innings of work at the Conference USA Tournament against East Carolina (5/26) and allowed two runs.
2010 (Freshman): Appeared 14 games, all out of the bullpen...seven of his 14 appearances were scoreless...allowed eight of 18 inherited runners to score...collected one out and walked a batter in his collegiate debut against Boston College (2/19) in the season opener...threw a scoreless inning with a walk in the series finale against Boston College (2/21)...struck out one in a scoreless inning at South Alabama (3/3)...allowed a run and struck out a batter in an appearance at New Orleans (3/9)...allowed a hit in 1.2 scoreless innings against Marshall (3/27)...surrendered two runs on two hits with a walk and a strikeout against Rice (4/11)...allowed two hits and struck out a batter in two-thirds an inning of work in the series finale at Memphis (4/25)...struck out a batter and walked one a scoreless inning of work at Houston (5/8)...allowed a run in 1.1 innings of work at UAB (5/14)...struck out two and surrendered a run in 1.1 innings of work against LSU (5/18)...allowed two hits in a scoreless one-third of an inning versus UCF (5/22) in the series finale.
About David Napoli
Prep: Named 2009 District 10-2A Most Valuable Player and was an All-State and All-Metro selection as a senior at Newman High School for head coach Trey Guillot...also played soccer for Newman and was a 2009 All-District and All-State selection as part of the 2009 division three state championship team.
Personal:Born David Michael Napoli on October 3, 1990...son of Craig and Aline Napoli...his mother Aline is a Tulane graduate...has two sisters, Michelle and Laura...undecided major.