Sophomore Jeremy Schaffer Hit His Eighth Home Run of the Season in Game One
April 25, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Tulane baseball team dropped an offensively charged game in the first game of a double-header at Memphis, with the Tiger claiming a 12-7 win to open the double-header at FedEx Park on Sunday. Brandon Boudreaux collected four hits in the game and Rob Segedin and Jeremy Schaffer each hit home runs to pace the Tulane offense, but the Green Wave left 12 runners on base in the loss.
Memphis (18-21, 7-7 CUSA) struck four in the first game on Sunday with three runs against Tulane starting pitcher Robby Broach. After a leadoff walk to Drew Martinex, Jacob Wilson doubled into the right-center field gap to start the scoring. After a groundball out, Trey Wiedman hit his second home run in as many games to stake the Tigers to a 3-0 lead.
Tulane (25-15, 6-5 CUSA) pushed one run across the plate in the second inning as Quinn Pippin singled with one out, moved to third on a Gunner Wright single and came in to score on a sacrifice fly from Nick Boullosa. The Green Wave would eventually load the bases in the inning, but Ryan Fraser struck out Blake Crohan to end the threat.
Memphis tacked on four more runs against a pair of Tulane pitchers in the second inning, as Broach could collect only one out in the inning before being replaced by Matt Petiton. Wilson doubled for the second time in the game, this time collecting two RBI's, Wiedman plated a run with a double and Phillip Chapman made it a 7-1 lead with an RBI fielders choice.
Broach allowed six runs on five hits, walked two and struck out one to fall to 6-2 overall on the season.
Segedin extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a leadoff home run in the third inning and a fielding error by Fraser opened the door to a five run frame. After the next two batters were retired, Pippin tapped a ball back to the mound and Fraser misplayed it and the Green Wave took advantage. Wright singled in the next at bat and Boullosa plated the second run of the inning with a base knock to right field. Wright scored on a Brandon Boudreaux single and Matt Ryan doubled to right-center field to score a pair of runs and pull Tulane within one run at 7-6.
Adam McClain ended Petiton's outing with one swing in the bottom of the third with his second home run of the weekend to left field. Preston Claiborne came in and held the damage at one run and sent the game to the fourth.
Schaffer hit his eighth home run of the season with one out in the fourth, but Rick Russell answered for Memphis in the bottom half of the inning and the game moved to the fifth with the Tigers leading 9-7. Memphis added a single run in the fifth to push the lead to 10-7 and Chase joiner came on to relieve Fraser in the sixth.
Tulane put runners in scoring position in each of the first six innings, but would strand 12 runners on base against Fraser and Joiner in the game. Fraser stranded eight runners on base in five innings of work and Joiner got the final out of the sixth with the bases loaded to keep it a three run lead for the Memphis.
Memphis scored in every inning of game one, as they tallied two runs in the sixth inning to push their lead to 12-7. In the inning, Ryan Doiron relieved Claiborne with one out, as Claiborne allowed four runs on three hits. The senior walked four and struck out two batters in his 14th outing of the season.
In the game, Boudreaux posted his second career four-hit game in the opener of a double-header, while Ryan and Boullosa each posted two RBI's in the contest. Eight of the nine Green Wave players collected hits, while Ryan walked twice and Wright posted the only other walk for TU.