March 20, 2001
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Each team posted five hits but the Tulane (19-5) baseball team managed to outscore New Orleans (11-9) 3-2 on Tuesday evening at Zephyr Field.
Tulane's Joey Charron (1-0) got his first career start on Tuesday and went a career high seven innings, scattered four hits and gave up a pair of runs, one earned, en route to his first victory as a Greenie. He struck out seven and walked one.
Jon Kaplan had a strong performance for the Wave as he started the game off with an opposite field double. Andy Cannizaro sent Kaplan home on an RBI single through the right side snapping UNO starter Tom Lipari's 17 scoreless inning streak. A Steve Shirley ground out scored Cannizaro and gave Tulane an early two run lead.
Lipari (5-2) went six innings and gave up only four hits and two runs. He struck out seven but picked up his second loss of the season.
Charron gave up his first hit of the game in the fourth as Steve Rowell doubled in to left field. UNO squeezed in its first run of the evening on a wild pitch by Charron.
UNO committed a pair of costly errors in the bottom of the seventh allowing James Jurries to reach first base and later score giving TU a 3-1 lead.
The Privateers scored one more run in the eighth but Tulane held on to win 3-2.
For the Wave Kaplan posted a team high two hits. Cannizaro was 1-for-4.
The Green Wave hosts Conference USA rival Cincinnati this weekend in a
three-game series beginning on Friday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m.