March 28, 1999
NEW ORLEANS, La. - Tulane exploded in a five-run seventh inning en route to an 8-7 win over Cincinnati in Turchin Stadium on Saturday afternoon. With the win, Tulane head coach Rick Jones earned his 500th career victory.
The Bearcats gained an early lead by scoring three runs in the first inning, followed by one in each the second, third and seventh innings. The Green Wave chiseled away at the lead and entered the bottom of the seventh trailing 6-3. Andy Cannizaro started the inning with a double to center field and was followed by a Nick Herz single. With runners at the corners, James Jurries hit a home run off of the left field scoreboard to tie the game at six runs each. The inning was far from over as Mickey McKee hit a two RBI single to center allowing Brandon Belanger and Chad Sutter to score, putting the Green Wave up 8-6.
Cincinnati threatened in the ninth when Anthony Snowell scored an unearned run. With runners on first and third and two outs, Raul Echverz took the mound for the Wave and struck out Craig Tewes to earn his first save of the year.
Jurries went 4-for-5 with his 10th home run of the year, adding a game-high four RBI and two doubles. McKee went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Dan OGara picked up his third win of the season, giving up three hits and one earned run in 5 1/3 innings.
The two teams face off Sunday at 1 p.m. at Turchin Stadium.