Baseball Defeats Nicholls State



March 10, 1999

THIBODUAX, La. - The Tulane (12-5) baseball team rallied in the fourth inning to defeat the Nicholls State Colonels (8-11), 12-4, Tuesday evening. Jake Gautreaus three RBI home run in the fourth inning gave the Green Wave the advantage, while Chad Sutter hit his 57th career home run and tied the Tulane career record.

Sutters record tying homer was hit in his first at bat of the game. Nicholls State caught up with the Green Wave in the second inning and then took a 4-3 lead on a Doug Gill home run in the third.

The game was tied at four runs apiece when freshman 3B Jake Gautreau blasted his eighth home run of the season and pushed Tulane past the Colonels 7-4. After scoring six runs in the fourth, the Green Wave never looked back and posted a 12-7 win over Nicholls.

Sutter led the Wave going 2-for3 with one home run, two RBI and two runs scored. Gautreau tied a season-high four RBI, going 3-for-6 with two runs scored. Jurries went 3-for-5 with his second triple of the year, fifth home run and third double. He also scored a season-high four runs and two RBI.

Dan OGara (2-0) picked up his second win of the season. In five innings pitched, OGara struck out three and gave up three earned runs. Brandon Belanger closed the game and chalked his third save of the year. Belanger gave up zero runs and struck out seven of the batters he faced.

Tulane returns to action at home on Friday at 6:30 against Elon College.