Oct. 31, 2007
NEW ORLEANS, La. - Freshman right-hander Robby Broach struck out eight and junior catcher Jared Dyer went 1-for-2 with a two-run double and a run scored as the Green Machine defeated the Black Attack in Game 2 of Tulane Baseball's Fall World Series, 3-1, Wednesday afternoon at Turchin Stadium.
Broach gave up a leadoff single to open the game, but retired the next 15 he faced to help give the Team Green a 2-0 advantage in the series. Black Attack starter Aaron Loup had an impressive performance as well, fanning six and allowing just three runs on four hits through five innings, but key hitting proved to be the difference.
"From a pitching standpoint, it was really fun to watch Broach and Loup," Tulane head coach Rick Jones said. "Both of them had good stuff and good command. We played well defensively today and I thought we ran the bases well. Good pitching beats good hitting today.
"You have to tip your hat to the two local players - Broach from Archbishop Rummel High School and Loup from Hahnville High School. Those two guys were very impressive on the mound today and we're going to count on them heavily throughout the upcoming season."
Broach and Loup combined to allow just seven hits, and no batter had more than one hit. The lone player to reach base safely more than once on Wednesday was Dyer, who broke up a 1-0 game in the sixth with a two-run double to left to make it a 3-0 ballgame.
The Attack mounted a rally in the sixth inning as junior catcher Steve Moritz opened the inning with a double and scored on a two-out single by sophomore Josh Prince. Prince moved into scoring position with a steal and junior outfielder Drew Allain walked to put the tying run on base, but Broach posted a strikeout to get out of the inning with no more damage done before redshirt-freshman lefty Hunter Johnson threw a perfect seventh to pick up the save.
"I'm always concerned about something after intrasquads. For something to look good, something else has to look bad. We played very solid defense, which is something we expect to do with the surface and the players we have, but I'd like to see a little more offense on good pitching. That's not easy to do, but that's something that would make me feel a little better at this point in time."
Tulane's Fall World Series continues on Friday, Nov. 3, when the teams play a nine-inning Game 3 at 3 p.m. at Turchin Stadium. Friday's game is the first of a three-game weekend as the teams will play again on Saturday at noon and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Prior to Game 4 on Saturday, the Green Wave will hold St. Michael's Day at Turchin Stadium. In what has become an annual event, members of the Tulane team will hold a 9 a.m. clinic for elementary school members of St. Michael's Special School - a New Orleans institute designed to help students with major learning difficulties which hinder their ability to achieve success in a regular class setting - before assisting the students in a scrimmage slated to begin at 9:30 a.m.
TULANE FALL WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE
Game 1 Tuesday, Oct. 30 7 Innings 2-1 Green Machine Game 2 Wednesday, Oct. 31 7 Innings 3-1 Green Machine Game 3 Friday, Nov. 2 9 Innings 3:00 p.m. Game 4 Saturday, Nov. 3 9 Innings 12:00 p.m. St. Michael's Day slated for 9:00 a.m. Game 5 Sunday, Nov. 4 9 Innings 1:00 p.m.