Oct. 31, 2012
Game one of Tulane's 2012 Fall Ball World Series turned into a pitcher's duel with freshman Emerson Gibbs and senior Tyler Mapes taking turns mowing through their respective line-ups and at the end of the opening game the Green Team prevailed over the Blue Team, 1-0, at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium.
The winning run on Tuesday came from the bat of redshirt-freshman Chris Demetriades, who hit into a fielder's choice and allowed freshman Tim Yandel to cross the plate in the top of the ninth inning. Freshman Ian Gibaut then sat the Blue Team down in order in the ninth inning to earn the save.
Mapes was stellar, throwing six shutout innings, and allowing one hit and striking out six, while Gibbs matched Mapes inning for inning on the mound. Gibbs threw five scoreless innings, giving up two hits, and striking out two and walking one, while throwing only 66 pitches.
Andrew Garner threw a scoreless eighth inning, but it was Yandel's leadoff single in the top of the 9th started the rally. After stealing second base and advancing to third on a deep fly ball off the bat of senior Tucker Oakley, Demetriades' ground ball to second sent senior Bowen Woodson diving to his right, enabling Yandel to slide in just ahead of the throw home for the winning run.
The Green Wave will have Wednesday off and before returning to the park to play game two on Thursday at 2:45 p.m.