Baseball: Tulane races past Pensacola State, 20-4
Green Wave combined for 19 hits
NEW ORLEANS – The Tulane University baseball team posted an impressive 20-4 victory Friday evening inside Greer Field at Turchin Stadium, as it took down Pensacola State College by a 20-4 count in 15 innings of action.
The Green Wave wasted little time getting on the board, as it plated eight runs in the first of six innings of play. Six of Tulane’s came in the first two innings. The Green Wave would then tack on three runs in the eighth, two in the 11th, two in the 12th, one in the 13th and four in the 14th.
Tulane’s pitching staff shined throughout the day after it limited Pensacola State to just one hit over the course of the first eight innings of the game. PSC did not get on the scoreboard until 12th inning and was only able to plate one run. Before the 12th inning got started, Tulane held a commanding 13-0 lead.
As a team, Tulane collected 19 hits and was impressive in the field, as it suffered just one error over the 15-inning affair.
Sophomore Brayden Morrow, who spent the 2020 and 2021 seasons playing at Pensacola State, led the way for the Green Wave offensively with three RBI against his old teammates. Two of Morrow’s RBI came in the eighth inning, as he drilled a two-out home run over the left center field wall.
Morrow’s home run was the only ball to leave the yard on Friday.
Sophomore Jacob LaPrairie, redshirt sophomore Brady Hebert, freshman Teo Banks, graduate student Frankie Niemann and freshman Gavin Schulz all collected doubles. Schulz, who hails from New Orleans, also tallied the game’s only triple and scored a pair of runs.
Redshirt sophomore Cristian Sanchez and sophomore Turner Thompson both picked up three strikeouts in their one inning on the mound.
The team will face a quick turnaround following the Pensacola exhibition match, shifting gears for a five-game Fall Ball World Series intersquad matchup that begins on Sunday Nov. 14.
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