The Tulane baseball team has not fared well in trips to California the last 15 years, but the Green Wave is entering its series at Cal State Fullerton with plenty of confidence.
Although the sample size is small, the Wave’s 4-0 start confirmed what players and coaches already saw in the preseason.
“It’s felt different since the first practice of the fall,” junior designated hitter David Bedgood said. “We have a lot of guys here that have really bought in. It’s just a lot of fun to come work with these guys every day. This is the hardest working group I’ve ever been around.”
They will find out if that togetherness pays off in Fullerton. Since its last College World Series trip in 2005, Tulane has enjoyed only one winning weekend in seven flights to the Golden State. The Wave lost two of three to USC in 2007, two of three to UC Irvine in 2009 and two of three at the Cal Baseball Classic in 2014. More recently, it won two of three against Pepperdine in 2015, lost two of three at the Tony Gwynn Classic in 2016, was swept by Cal Santa Barbara in 2017 and dropped two of three to Long Beach State in 2018.
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