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Baseball: Louisiana’s Comeback Falls Short Against Tulane, 9-6 + photos + parking for weekend

Photos of Tulane and Louisiana baseball game  by The Advertiser, Feb. 20, Daily Advertiser Website.

  • Game article by Louisiana Athletics Media - LOUISIANA BASEBALL CONTACT: Tim Wiemann, tim.wiemann@louisiana.edu  



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2/21/2020 | 6 p.m.

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Parking for Upcoming Virginia Tech Baseball Series During Mardi Gras Festivities

LAFAYETTE - With Mardi Gras and the baseball season rapidly approaching, parking will be altered for the upcoming weekend series against Virginia Tech (Feb. 21-Feb. 23).
Tent setup in the Cajun Field parking lots will begin on Feb. 15, which will affect the opening weekend games on Feb. 15 and 16 against Louisiana Tech as well as the midweek match up on Feb. 19 against Tulane. Baseball fans are encouraged to enter parking lots on those game dates, using caution around Mardi Gras tent setup. 
For the Virginia Tech series, fans are encouraged to check parade times as Bertrand Drive and Reinhardt Drive will be closed when parades are rolling. Reserved passes will be honored when the roads are open. General parking will be in the grass along Reinhardt Drive and overflow will be in Mardi Gras parking. Fans can show their game tickets to park for free. 

Reinhardt Drive will close at approximately 12:30 pm on Saturday, February 22 in preparation for parades. At this time, all pass holders will need to park in general parking. 
RV owners must purchase a pass from the Mardi Gras Association through their website. There will be no general admission RV parking. 
Fans with ADA or Reserved parking passes should enter through Gate 1 while general admission parking lots will be accessible through Gate 2 (west side parking) and Gate 4 (east side parking). Patrons who park on the east side of Cajun Field will have access to a shuttle that will drop off at the front entrance of Russo Park. 

To purchase an RV parking pass and learn more about the Mardi Gras schedule of events, click here.
Please note that parking during Mardi Gras is not controlled by Louisiana Athletics, but by the Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association.
All who plan trips to see Louisiana Baseball in action should take note that traffic and congestion occurs frequently during Mardi Gras, and travel times will be impacted. Please plan additional time into travel schedules.
Information on the simplified parking rules and regulations that will be implemented this season can be found here

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LAFAYETTE - Trailing 8-0 after two innings, Louisiana mounted a comeback effort in the middle innings to cut the lead to 8-6 before ultimately falling to Tulane, 9-6, at M.L. 'Tigue' Moore Field at Russo Park on Thursday night.

Tulane got to the Ragin' Cajuns quickly in the first two innings, tagging Brock Batty for five runs in the first frame and three runs in the second. Batty fell to 0-1 on the season with the loss.

Louisiana's fight and resilience showed in the middle innings, dropping five runs in the fourth frame, which was highlighted by a two-run Nick Hagedorn single and a Brennan Breaux RBI double that snuck in down the right-field line.

Jonathan Windham followed up hi

s promising night at the dish against Southeastern, going 1-for-3 with a walk and a key RBI double in the sixth which brought the game to 8-6.

Following the eight runs given up in the first two frames, Tulane was only able to add one more run in the top of the eighth inning. The Louisiana bullpen went into lockdown mode and saw scoreless appearances from Caleb Armstrong and Jeff Wilson, while Brandon Talley pitched a gem in relief by tossing 3.1 innings and fanning five while only giving up a run.

Ultimately, Louisiana could not muster up any runs following the Windham double in the fifth inning before falling 9-6.

Louisiana will host Virginia Tech for the first time in program history with the Game One slated for 6:00 p.m. on Friday.