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 Tulane Baseball

1st Spring Practice

January 16, 2005


Notes from practice (pictures below):


It was a beautiful day at the park today, with highs in the upper 50's, with a chilling wind of 10-15 blowing in from the North.  They didn't have a game today, just position drills, fielding practice, and then an offensive rotation of pitcher vs. batter.  Practice was very sharp, with only a few minor misses, here and there.  Pitchers had the advantage over the hitters, with a few exceptions.  Owings and Bogusevic lead the hitters, with Hamilton the only one to hit a home run.  Each pitcher, with the exception of Porlier, faced only 1 hitter.  Therefore, it is difficult to compare which batter performed better.  However, based on what I saw, Owings is the real deal.  He by far hit more pitches out of the infield (remember wind blowing in), and was the most consistent.    Owings also pitched, and was joined by Fall Ball absentee pitchers Porlier and Worster.  


New addition - Garidel, a middle infielder from Catholic High School in Baton Rouge.  From what I briefly saw, he looked pretty good. 


Health, a major concern after Fall Ball, appears to have improved.  Everyone participated in the practice, with the exception of Crowel and Dini.  As mentioned above, Porlier, Worster, and Owings all pitched for the 1st time this season, and all looked good.   It would be nice to see them in a game situation, complete with an Umpire to see how well they are really doing.


All in all, it was a good practice, considering it was the 1st one of the year.   Come on out to the park, and watch the guys as they prepare to take on the season as the #1 Ranked Team in the Nation!!


Listed below is the match-ups for the offensive rotation.

Porlier vs. Hamilton (solo HR), and Emaus.

Bogusevic vs. Manzella

Morgan vs. Holland

Owings vs. Barket

Latham vs. Rice

Mohl vs. McFadden

Fairchild vs. Southard

Gomes vs. Bogusevic

Worster vs. Owings


At this point, I left practice.  Others were scheduled to pitch in the rotation.


Some pictures from Practice. 

I went heavy on some of the guys that I didn't get in Fall Ball

Owings, Porlier, Worster, and Garidel

Hamilton and Holland Pitchers Tommy
Porlier Worster Holland, Garidel
Owings Owings Owings
Porlier Porlier Worster
Owings Owings Owings




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