Baseball Defeats Louisville

TULANEGREENWAVE.COM Henry Bonilla pitches the <BR>Green Wave past Louisville.
Henry Bonilla pitches the
Green Wave past Louisville.

April 9, 1999

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Henry Bonilla pitched his second complete game of the season and struck out a season-high 13 batters as Tulane (25-8, 8-2 C-USA) posted a 14-7 win over Louisville (22-9, 4-6 C-USA) on Friday afternoon.

The Green Wave came out swinging the bats and took and early lead, scoring 12 runs in the first six innings. Chad Sutter, Jake Gautreau, Brandon Belanger and Jake Burnham all contributed to the five home runs hit, which resulted in 10 of the 14 runs scored by the Green Wave.

Gautreau hit two homers in the game, his second multiple home run game of the season. He went 2-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored. All-time home run leader Sutter, went 2-for-3 with four RBI, one double and two runs scored.

Tulane held the Cardinals scoreless until the seventh inning, when Louisville put seven runs on the board through three innings. For Louisville, Key Voshel (SS) went 5-for-5 with one RBI and two runs scored.

Bonilla (6-2) scattered 11 hits over nine innings and gave up only two earned runs. Bonilla struck out a career-high 13 batters, while issuing only one walk on his way to his sixth win of the year. Brian Bentley got the loss, giving up 10 earned runs and striking out six.

The Green Wave and the Cardinals face off Saturday 11 a.m. in Louisville.