The weather at Turchin Stadium on Friday wasn’t ideal, but it didn’t stop the Tulane baseball team from opening practice.
The Green Wave squad held its first official meeting of the spring with first-year coach David Pierce and his staff before heading to the field for drills.
Hitters took batting practice in the Theresa Sofio Hitting Facility, also known as “The Hack Shack.” The entire team also worked on defense.
Amid gray skies, the Green Wave got in six quality innings during an intrasquad game.
“It was a good first day,” said Pierce, hired away from Sam Houston State. “We had a good, full day. We will go into tomorrow with a new set of pitchers. Everything went as planned today. The pitchers threw strikes, and we had a good intrasquad.”
Tulane has three weeks to prepare for its first game of the season Feb. 13 against Pepperdine in Malibu, California.
The Green Wave will hold its annual Alumni Weekend on Feb. 7 at at Turchin Stadium, with two alumni games.
Tulane plays home series against San Francisco, Creighton, Gonzaga and Xavier before opening its first season in The American Athletic Conference against UConn on March 27.