May 8, 1999
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Tulane baseball team could not spark a late inning rally and fell to conference rival South Florida 14-8 on Saturday.
Tulane led South Florida 5-2 until the sixth inning, as the Bulls came out swinging. In the inning, South Florida recorded nine singles and put eight runs on the board, giving them a 10-5 lead they would never give up.
In the second inning for the Wave Jay Heintz drove in his first run of the year as he singled to left. With the bases loaded later in the inning, James Jurries nailed a three-run triple into right field. Andy Cannizaro drove in the final run of the inning on a double down the left field line.
With the Wave down 14-6 going into the ninth, Jake Gautreau hit a two run shot over the left field wall, and solidified the final score at 14-8.
Leading the Green Wave at the plate was Gautreau who went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored. Jurries recorded a game high three RBI with his fourth triple of the year.
For USF, Daniel Boyd was 3-for-3 with three RBI.
Jared Berkowitz got the loss for Tulane and fell to 11-3 on the season. The loss was his first in Conference USA play. Berkowitz went 5 1/3 innings, gave up nine runs and struck out five.
John Vigue improved to 2-5 on the season, going a career high eight innings.
The teams wrap up the three game series tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.