Tulane-LSU Baseball Game Picked Up BY ESPN2

The national broadcast marks the first ESPN regular season appearance for the Green Wave baseball team, although Tulane's 2004 Super Regional series versus Cal-State Fullerton was televised by the network

NEW ORLEANS – The baseball game between Tulane and LSU scheduled for Tuesday, April 19 at Zephyr Field in Metairie, La. will be televised nationally by ESPN2, Green Wave officials announced Thursday. Tulane is currently ranked No. 1 in the country by Baseball America, while intrastate rival LSU is No. 2.

The first pitch at Zephyr Field, which is home to the Triple A farm club of the Washington Nationals and seats approximately 11,000, has been moved up to 6 p.m. (CDT) to accommodate the national television broadcast. The game was originally slated to begin at 7 p.m. Central Time.

"We're excited to be able to work with ESPN to bring the excitement of college baseball in south Louisiana to a national audience," said Rick Dickson, Tulane Athletic Director. "This broadcast shows the respect that these two great programs and this series enjoy around the country."

The national broadcast marks the first ESPN regular season appearance for the Green Wave baseball team, although Tulane's 2004 Super Regional series versus Cal-State Fullerton was televised by the network.

The Zephyr Field game is the second of a home-and-home series between Tulane and LSU in 2005 with the first game scheduled for Tuesday, March 8 at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge.

Tulane will also play defending national champion Cal State Fullerton at Zephyr Field on March 12 and fans can currently buy tickets to both the LSU and the Cal State Fullerton games in a two-game "Z Pack" for $25. If available, any remaining tickets to the April 19 LSU game will be put on individual sale on March 19 for $17 each.

For ticket information, call the Tulane Athletics Ticket Office at 504-861-WAVE.


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