No. 14 Tulane Hands Memphis 7-1 Defeat
March 25, 2006
MEMPHIS, Tenn.-- -
Tulane (16-9; 1-1 C-USA) 002 012 200 - 7 10 0 Memphis (12-9; 1-1 C-USA) 000 000 100 - 1 9 0
Tulane scored five of its seven runs with two outs and got a one-run complete-game performance from starter Brandon Gomes to even the opening Conference USA series with a 7-1 win over the University of Memphis, Saturday afternoon.
The Green Wave broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with its first two-out rally. Matt Riser, Brad Emaus and Nathan Southard each drew walks to lead off the frame. The Tigers traded a double play groundball for a run, before Tulane first baseman lined an RBI-single off the left shin of Memphis starter Neil Schenk.
The Wave put up a run in the fifth, and made it 5-0 with a two-run sixth on back-to-back two-out run-scoring singles by Riser and Emaus.
A two-out, two-run blast to leftfield by Aja Barto capped the scoring for Tulane in the seventh, 7-0.
The Tigers did not help themselves out in the contest, going hitless in seven at-bats with runners in scoring position, and collecting just two hits with runners on base.
Schenk (1-2) was the loser after giving up two earned runs in three innings of work. Reliever Marcus Davis came on in the fourth and allowed five runs on seven hits in six innings on the hill. The two Tiger hurlers walked a combined seven Green Wave hitters.
Tiger second baseman Bill Moss was forced out of the ball game in the first inning when he was hit in the left elbow by a Gomes fastball.
The two teams will battle for the series win tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. at "The Nat.