Tulane Baseball Opens Fall Practice

Tulane, which returns eight position players and 10 pitchers from last year's 44-19 Regional team, will play 15 intrasquad games, including four games each in weeks three and four of fall drills. Among the Green Wave's returners are 2003 Freshman All-Americans Brian Bogusevic and J.R. Crowel, as well as All-Louisiana honorees Brian Bormaster, Cory Hahn and Tommy Manzella.

The Tulane University baseball team began its preparations for the 2004 season on Tuesday when the Green Wave began fall practice at Turchin Stadium.

Tulane, which returns eight position players and 10 pitchers from last year's 44-19 Regional team, will play 15 intrasquad games, including four games each in weeks three and four of fall drills. Among the Green Wave's returners are 2003 Freshman All-Americans Brian Bogusevic and J.R. Crowel, as well as All-Louisiana honorees Brian Bormaster, Cory Hahn and Tommy Manzella.

Joining the ranks for the 2004 season is a talented recruiting class that features a trio of Division I-A transfers – Matt Barket (OF/Univ. of Miami), Greg Dini (C/Univ. of Miami) and Jason Pyle (C/Univ. of Arkansas), a junior college transfer in Joe Holland (INF/Blinn College) and a pair of High School All-Americans – Mark Hamilton (INF/Bellaire, Texas/Episcopal HS) and Philip Stringer (INF/Spring, Texas/Klein Oak HS).

Also joining the team for the upcoming season are local products Grayden Griener (OF/New Orleans, La./DeLaSalle HS), Daniel Latham (RHP/Covington, La./Covington HS) and Rustin Rebowe (INF/Norco, La./Destrahan HS) as well as out-of-state talent Will Rice (OF/Houston, Texas/Lamar HS) and Chris Worster (RHP/Palm Beach Gardens, Fla./W.T. Dwyer HS).

At the conclusion of fall drills on Nov. 2, the Green Wave will enjoy a few months off before returning to practice in January. Tulane opens its 2004 schedule on Saturday, Feb. 7 with the Fourth Annual Alumni Game at Turchin Stadium.

TULANE BASEBALL FALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE*
WEEK 1
Oct. 7-10 – Practice 2:15 p.m.
Oct. 11 – Practice 9:00 a.m./Intrasquad Game 10:25 a.m.
Oct. 12 – Practice 1:00 a.m./Intrasquad Game 2:15 p.m.

WEEK 2
Oct. 14 – Practice 2:15 p.m.
Oct. 15 – Practice 2:15 p.m./Intasquad Game 3:05 p.m.
Oct. 16 – Practice 2:15 p.m.
Oct. 17 – Practice 2:15 p.m.
Oct. 18 – St. Michael's School TBA/Intrasquad Game 2:15 p.m.

Oct. 19 – SCOUT DAY – Practice 1:00 p.m./Intasquad Game 3:15 p.m.

WEEK 3
Oct. 21 – Practice 2:15 p.m.
Oct. 22 – Practice 2:15 p.m./Intrasquad Game 3:10 p.m.
Oct. 23 – Practice 2:15 p.m./Intrasquad Game 3:15 p.m.
Oct. 24 – Practice 2:15 p.m./Intrasquad Game 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 25 – Practice 10:00 a.m./Intrasquad Game 11:05 a.m.
Oct. 26 – Practice 1:00 p.m./Intrasquad Game 2:05 p.m.

WEEK 4
Oct. 28 – Practice 2:15 p.m.
Oct. 29 – Practice 2:15 p.m./Intrasquad Game 3:10 p.m.
Oct. 30 – Practice 2:15 p.m./Intrasquad Game 3:10 p.m.
Oct. 31 – Practice 2:15 p.m./Intrasquad Game 3:10 p.m.
Nov. 1 – Practice 1:00 p.m./Intrasquad Game 2:05 p.m.
Nov. 2 – Practice 1:00 p.m./Intrasquad Game 2:05 p.m.
*Tentative Schedule – Subject to Changes

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