April 13, 2003
NEW ORLEANS - Brian Bogusevic went 3-for-4 with three RBIs to lead Tulane to a 5-1 win over the University of Houston baseball team on Sunday in the finale of a Conference USA series at Turchin Stadium.
Bogusevic, who was the winning pitcher for the Green Wave in the series opener Friday, gave Tulane an early lead in the first inning with a two-RBI single and added another RBI-single two innings later. He was the only player for either team to rap out more than one hit in the game.
It was only the second time that the Cougars (18-18, 9-6 C-USA) had been swept in 60 Conference USA series and the first time since March 20-22, 1998, at Charlotte. Tulane also returned the favor after being swept by the Cougars last season at Cougar Field.
UH starter Garrett Mock dropped to 2-3 this season after giving up five runs (two earned) off five hits with three strikeouts in 3.1 innings.
Tulane starter Cory Hahn improved to 7-1 after holding the Cougars to only one run off four hits in six innings of work. Reliever Billy Mohl recorded his second save of the season after tossing
Tulane (26-11, 9-6 C-USA) took the lead in its first at-bat with a pair of runs on Bogusevic's two-RB single up the middle.
The Green Wave struck again with two more runs in the third inning on back-to-back RBI singles from Bogusevic and Nathan Southard. In the fourth inning, Tulane scored another run without the benefit of a hit ball, thanks to a walk, sacrifice bunt, wild pitch and passed ball.
The Cougars finally got on the scoreboard in the fifth inning. After drawing a two-out walk, Michael Bourn moved to second on a balk, easily stole third base and scored when Gabe Lucas laced an RBI-single up the middle to cut the Green Wave margin to four runs.
With that stolen base, Bourn recorded his team-leading fifth theft of the season and moved past David Vinson into second place in UH career history with 72 stolen bases.
The Cougars return to action at 7 p.m., Wednesday as they play host to No. 1 Rice in the 2003 Silver Glove Series finale at Cougar Field. The game can be heard live on KAXF 88.3 FM or over the Internet at www.UHcougars.com. Pregame is slated to begin about 15 minutes before first pitch.
In addition, that game will be televised live nationally on College Sports Television. Fans can watch the action on channel 610 on DirecTV.