March 14, 2000
METAIRIE, La. -- The University of New Orleans (12-4) snapped a Tulane (12-8) seven game win streak with a 5-4 victory in 10 innings at Zephyr Field on Tuesday.
A single by UNO's Rowland Skinner sent in the winning run in the bottom of the tenth to give the Privateer's their second win over the Wave this season.
The Green Wave took and early 4-0 lead as they scored one run in the second and three runs in the third, including and Andy Cannizaro solo home run. UNO came back in the fourth scoring four runs on five hits to even the score at 4-4.
Tulane's Barth Melius (2-1) replaced starting pitcher Henry Bonilla in the sixth inning and went on to hold the Privateers scoreless through the next 4 1/3 innings. Melius gave up two hits and struck out four, but began the tenth inning by hitting Skinner to put the winning run on base. With two outs, Brandon Belanger replaced Melius and gave up the single that sent the winning run home.
The winning pitcher was Jim Plaisance who went two innings gave up two hits and struck out one. Skinner had a game high three RBI and one double as he went 2-for-4 on the evening.
The Green Wave opens Conference USA play this weekend with a three game series against Louisville. The first is scheduled for Friday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m.
The weekend's games are scheduled to be broadcast on 88.3 FM WRBH and on
the internet via www.broadcast.com.