Feb. 12, 2001
NEW ORLEANS, La. - Tulane third baseman Jake Gautreau earned Conference USA Hitter of the Week honors, while the Tulane (7-0) baseball team moved up in two national polls, coming in at 15th in Baseball America and 27th in Collegiate Baseball.
Gautreau is hitting a .560 (14-25) through the first seven games of the 2001 season. He has three doubles, a triple and two home runs to his credit and has scored a team high 16 runs. The 2001 Preseason Conference USA Player of the Year has been walked eight times, struck out only once in 25 at bats and owns a .686 on base percentage. Gatureau has driven in 10 runs including game winning runs in two match ups this past week. Against Southeastern Louisiana, he hit a bottom of the ninth two-run triple to give Tulane its fourth victory of the year.
The Green Wave has gained ground in two national polls this week. According to Baseball America Tulane moved up four spots to 15th, while the Collegiate Baseball poll put the Wave at 27th.
Tulane's 7-0 start is head coach Rick Jones' best start at Tulane and the team's best since 1986 when the Wave won its first nine games of the season. The squad has a .338 batting average and a 2.80 ERA.
The Wave travels to Louisiana-Lafayette for its first road game of the year beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tulane will start sophomore Nick Borgeois (LHP) against ULL's Andy Gros (LHP). The Green Wave is looking to win its first game at Lafayette since 1997.
The games are scheduled to be broadcast locally on WRBH 88.3 FM and nationally on the internet at www.TulaneGreenWave.com.