Tulane Finishes West Coast Trip With a Win Over Nevada 5-3



February 15, 1999

Jared Robinson, making his first appearance in two years, pitched six solid relief innings to lead Tulane to a 5-3 victory over Nevada (5-4) Sunday afternoon. With the win, Tulane finished its four-game West Coast trip at 2-2.

Robinson (1-0) entered the game in the second inning for start Dan O'Gara and held the Wolfpack scoreless until the eighth inning. He gave up just four hits and one run while earning the win. After a strong freshman year in 1995, Robinson endured two extensive shoulder surgeries and 14 months of rehabilitation before making Sunday's comeback.

Tulane took the lead for good on Jake Burnham's first home run of the season, a two-run shot in the second that gave the Green Wave a 3-2 lead.

Tulane jumped ahead early in the first when Chad Sutter drove home James Jurries for a 1-0 lead. The Aztecs answered with two runs in the bottom of the first on singles by Arona Taele and Matt Ortiz. The Green Wave added to its lead on Nick Herz's fourth-inning sacrifice fly and Sutter's eighth-inning single. Jurries led the Wave, going 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, two stolen bases and two runs scored.

Nevada starter Bryan Sc hultz (1-2) allowed four runs in 6 1/3 innings for the loss.

Tulane returns home to participate in the Winn-Dixie Showdown at the Louisiana Superdome beginning February 19. The Wave takes on Ole Miss at 4:00 pm (CST) Friday in its Dome opener.