May 16, 2013
NEW ORLEANS ---- The Tulane Green Wave offense had a big night to defeat the UAB baseball team, 15-3, on Thursday Night at Turchin Stadium.
The two teams will meet for game two of the series on Friday, with first pitch set for 6:30 p.m. CT.
Despite the loss, UAB (20-34, 5-17) remains in the hunt for the eighth and final spot in the Conference USA Tournament, thanks to Marshall falling at No. 20 Rice, 4-2. The Blazers are one game back of the Thundering Herd, but own the tiebreaker.
The Blazers held the lead early, as Jeff Schalk knocked in a run with a ground out in the top of the first.
However, Tulane (28-25, 11-11) scored four in the last of the second against starter Cameron Rose (0-2) and score multiple runs in the fifth through eighth frames to cruise to the 15-3 victory.
UAB finished with nine hits as a team, but stranded 11 base runners in the loss, leaving at least one man on in six of nine innings.
Ryan Prinzing led the Blazers going a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with a walk and two RBI. John Frost added a pair of hits in the loss.
Tulane’s Alex Byo (5-4) earned the win on the mound, working in and out of trouble, going seven innings, scattering eight hits and allowing two runs (both earned) with three walks and four strikeouts.
The Green Wave offense totaled 14 hits, as Richard Carthon went 3-for-4 with four runs scored, three RBI and had a two-run homer. Brandon Bourdreaux added two hits, scored three times and knocked in three more, while Andrew Garner had four RBI, featuring a three-run double.