Baseball Busts Blazers, 6-2



April 2, 1999

NEW ORLEANS, La. - A RBI single by senior Chad Sutter in the third inning gave Tulane (22-7, 5-2 C-USA) the momentum for a 6-2 victory over UAB (14-8,4-3 C-USA) Friday night at Turchin Stadium.

The Green Wave trailed 2-1 until the bottom of the third inning when Sutter singled in to left field allowing James Jurries to score, tying the game at 2-2. Before the inning was over, Andy Cannizaro scored on a Jake Burnham sacrifice fly to right. Sutter added an insurance run in the fifth with a solo homer to left center and drove Jurries home in the seventh to give Tulane a 5-2 lead. The Wave's final run of the game was driven by Jake Geautreau in the eighth.

Leading the Wave at the plate was Sutter who went 3-for-3 with one home run, three RBI, and scored two runs. Burnham went 2-for-3 with two RBI.

For UAB, Dan DeMent went 2-for-4 and drove in both of the Blazers run on a home run he hit in the third.

RHP Henry Bonilla (5-1) pitched eight plus innings on his way to his fifth victory of the season. Bonilla struck out seven and gave up two earned runs, which brought his ERA to 3.92. Brandon Belanger closed the game and got his seventh save of the year.

The two team face off Saturday at Turchin Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.