Senior Jeremy Schaffer has Two RBIs in the Suspended Contest at Houston
May 11, 2012
HOUSTON, Texas - For the second time this season, Tulane has had a series opening game in Conference USA suspended, this time at Houston due to threatening weather in the area. The Green Wave lead 4-3 entering the bottom of the seventh inning and the contest will resume at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 with the second game of the series to follow at the conclusion of game one.
The offense got started early for the Green Wave as Brandon Boudreaux singled and stole second base before Garrett Cannizaro walked. After a ground out by Nick Schneeberger erased Cannizaro at second - followed by a Schneeberger stolen base - Jeremy Schaffer doubled down the left field line to score both runners and give the Green Wave an early lead.
In the second inning, Brennan Middleton moved his reached base streak 27 games with a leadoff single and promptly stole second base for his 11th swipe of the season. Boudreaux came up with one out and singled into right field to score Middleton and push the Tulane lead to 3-0.
Houston struck with a pair of runs against TU starting pitcher Andrew Reeves in the fifth inning when Landon Appling and Jake Runte each plated two-out RBIs, but the Green Wave got a run back in the top of the sixth when Crohan doubled and eventually scored on a wild pitch to make it a 4-2 contest.
The Cougars answered back quickly in the sixth inning when John Cannon hit his first home run of the season down the left field line to end the outing for Reeves. The junior tossed five innings and allowed three runs on eight hits before being relieved by Kyle McKenzie. He walked one and struck out two in his seventh start of the season.
Tulane has stranded seven runners on base and hit into two double plays through seven innings and Houston will come to bat with no one on and zero outs. TU has three extra-base hits and three stolen bases through the first seven innings, while the Cougars have the only home run of the evening.
This will be the second game of 2012 that Tulane has had suspended on Friday night in Conference USA play. On Friday, April 13 a power outage at Young Memorial Field forced the Green Wave and UAB to play two games on Saturday.
- Houston leads the all-time series, 31-25.
- Brandon Boudreaux pushed his hitting streak to a season-long nine games with a first inning single.
- Boudreaux's single in the first moved his reached base streak to 24 games.
- Brennan Middleton moved his reached base streak to 27 games with a second inning single.
- Middleton and Blake Crohan each extended hitting streaks to five games on Friday.
- Andrew Garner posted his eighth multi-hit game of the season on Friday night.