Baseball Falls to No. 14 Tulane 10-2 in Series Finale
March 26, 2006
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
No. 14 Tulane (16-9; 2-1 C-USA) 230 000 113 - 10 13 0 Memphis (12-10; 1-2 C-USA) 000 010 010 - 2 7 1
No. 14 Tulane scored five runs in the first two innings and Memphis was unable to recover as the Tigers dropped the series finale 10-2 at Nat Buring Stadium. For the second consecutive game, the Green Wave got most of its run production with two-outs, scoring seven two-out run to claim the opening series win.
The Wave poured it on early with a pair of tallies inthe opening frame of the contest. Brad Emaus reached on a Tiger error and Nathan Southard got them on the board with a two-run home run to leftfield.
Southard made it 3-0 with an RBI-double to left. Mark Hamilton's RBI-single through the right side gave Tulane an early 5-0 advantage.
Memphis countered with a fifth-inning run via a balk by TU starter Stephen Porlier. Porlier (4-1) earned the win and gave up just one runin seven strong innings of work. He scattered five hits and struck out five.
Memphis reliever Stephen Gostkowski came on in relief of Dusty Davis, who started for the first time for the Tigers. Davis was the losing pitcher. Gostkowski was solid, and kept Memphis in the game in the middle five innings of play. He gave up three hits and held Tulane to just one run, while fanning four.
Tulane went ahead 7-1 with single runs in seventh and eighth. Memphis responded with its final score of the day on an RBI single by Adam Amar.
The Wave put the game out of reach on a three-run, two-out double by Matt Riser.
Memphis was out hit 13-7 in the game and had just one hitter--Michael Murray--with multiple hits.
The Tigers will now play the season's home-and-home series with Austin Peay. Memphis will travel to Clarksville, Tenn. on Tuesday, and then will return to "The Nat" for a 6:30 p.m. meeting with the Govs on Wednesday.