Feb. 25, 2009
New Orleans- Tulane baseball fell to the ULM Warhawks, 4-3, Wednesday night at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium. In the first midweek game of 2009, ULM (3-1) got on the board first in their half of the fourth inning when Ben Soignier found straightaway center field for a leadoff home run, putting the Warhawks up 1-0. The ULM bats were at it again in their half of the fifth inning when third baseman Nick Wade singled to lead off the inning, followed by a Perry Smith home run to give the Warhawks the 3-0 advantage.
Tulane rallied back in the fifth when third baseball Steve Moritz (2-3, walk) picked up a single through the right side. The Warhawks issued back-to-back walks to Andrew Rodgers (1-2, two walks) and Scott Powell and Nick Boullosa knocked a single to right field, scoring Moritz to get the Green Wave on the board. Shortstop Josh Prince picked up an RBI on a sacrifice fly to plate Rodgers, bringing Tulane within one, 3-2.
Tulane tied the game up in the sixth inning when freshman Jeremy Schaffer was issued a two-out walk to bring up Moritz who also drew a base on balls. Rodgers singled to left field to score Moritz, knotting the game at three apiece.
But the Warhawk offense wasn't finished, as they tallied the go ahead run in the top of the seventh when Wade reached first and made his way around the bags via a combination of hits and Green Wave errors.
Tulane was able to contain the Warhawk offense for the remaining innings but couldn't get a rally going in the late innings as ULM prevailed, 4-3.The Green Wave looks to bounce back into the win column on Friday when they take on the visiting Wright State Raiders for a four-game set at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium. First pitch is set for Friday evening at 6PM.