March 29, 2014
CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Due to inclement weather during Tulane baseball's Saturday contest against Marshall at Appalachian Power Park, the game will be suspended, and is scheduled to pick up at 8am CT Sunday morning with the Green Wave trailing, 2-1, at the start of the top of the eighth.
Rain fell through most of the contest on Saturday before the tarp was pulled in between the bottom of the seventh and the start of the eighth. Tulane was trailing the Thundering Herd when the game was called after Marshall put the go-ahead run on the board in the bottom of the seventh.
With the score tied at one In the bottom of the seventh, Marshall's Aaron Bossi doubled down the left field line with two outs off Tulane starter Randy LeBlanc. A jam shot by Robert Fajardo into left field scored Bossi from second, as Green Wave outfielder Richard Carthon's throw from left was just a second late. Bird grounded out to shortstop to keep Fajardo from doing any more damage.
Marshall got on the board first in the bottom of the third to take a 1-0 lead. Centerfielder Corey Bird reached on a fielder's choice for the second out of the inning before advancing to second on a wild pitch. A single to right field by Sergio Leon scored Bird from second base, although the throw from Tulane right fielder Grant Brown was close.
Tulane tied it up in the top of the fifth, as Carthon golfed a single up the middle before scoring from first on freshman shortstop Stephen Alemais' first-career triple to right field. Junior first baseman Garrett Deschamp hit a sharp line drive to third, but a diving attempt on the hit by Marshall's Aaron Bossi knocked the ball down to make the play at first while keeping Alemais at third. Marshall starting pitcher Matt Margaritonda recorded a strikeout to get out of the inning.
The two teams remained tied until the bottom of the seventh, shortly before the tarp was pulled.
The conclusion of Saturday's game will be broadcast at 8am CT on 88.3 FM, WRBH. Weather permitting, the two squads are scheduled to play a 9am CT contest following the conclusion of game two. The 9am CT game will be nationally televised by Fox Sports 2 (check your local listings). The game will also be broadcast on 88.3 FM WRBH, the home of Tulane baseball for the 2014 season.
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