Andy Cannizaro and the
Green Wave sweep Memphis.
April 25, 1999
NEW ORLEANS - Dan O'Gara scattered seven hits over eight shutout innings Sunday afternoon as 16th-ranked Tulane (34-10, 15-3 C-USA) completed a three-game sweep of Conference USA rival Memphis (23-18-1, 10-8 C-USA) with a 3-0 win.
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O'Gara (6-1) capped a stellar weekend for Green Wave pitchers. The junior from Lancaster, Calif., struck out seven and walked two. Tulane allowed Memphis just three runs in the series, the fewest runs the Green Wave has ever given up in a three-game conference series. Tulane did not allow an earned run during the weekend series.
Tulane was efficient with its six hits. The Green Wave scored an unearned run in the first when Jason Sparks doubled to left to score Andy Cannizaro. Tulane added to its lead in the second when Steve Shirley singled with two outs and scored on Matt Groff's double to center.
The Green Wave closed out the scoring in the fifth when Shirley led off with his third home run of the season.
Tulane closer Brandon Belanger tied a school single-season record by recording his 10th save with a scoreless ninth.
Tiger starter Jonathan Leicester (3-4) gave up six hits and struck out six in seven innings in earning the loss.
Tulane plays host to cross-town foe New Orleans at Zephyr Field Tuesday
at 7:05 p.m.