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Eighth-Inning Rally Lifts Baseball Past No. 1 Tulane

April 15, 2005

Final Stats

NEW ORLEANS - Junior Matt Farrington's double in the top of the eighth inning broke a 4-4 tie and helped lift the University of Houston baseball team to a 6-4 win over No. 1 Tulane on Friday in the opener of a Conference USA series at Turchin Stadium.

Farrington's hit was part of a three-run rally for the Cougars, who came back after Tulane took a 4-3 lead in the seventh inning. With the win, the Cougars won for the first time in their last 15 games when trailing after the seventh inning.

The Green Wave, who are ranked among the Top Three leaders in all four national polls, appeared to grab all of the momentum after taking a 4-3 lead in the seventh inning. However, the Cougars answered in the next half-inning with three runs of their own. Sophomore infielder Brad Lincoln laced a single into right field to start the rally and moved to second following Dustin Kingsbury's single through the left side. Following a sacrifice bunt from Kori Williams, Brett Logan hit a slow roller to Tulane third baseman Brad Emaus who tried to throw home to catch Lincoln.

However, Lincoln slid under the tag of catcher Greg Dini, and when the ball got away from Dini, Logan advanced to second base. Bryan Pounds drew a walk to load the bases. Farrington followed with a double to right field, scoring Kingsbury but Logan was caught in a rundown between second and third base for the second out of the inning.

Mark McGonigle was hit by a pitch from Tulane reliever Sean Morgan to load the bases again, and Travis Tully drew a walk to force Pounds home and give the Cougars a 6-4 lead.

 

 

That would be all the support that junior reliever Justin Vaclavik would need. Despite blowing a save opportunity, Vaclavik earned the win after holding the Green Wave to only one run off two hits with three strikeouts in 2.2 innings of work. Making his team-leading 10th start of the season, Farrington kept the Tulane offense in check for most of the game but did not record the decision after allowing three runs off seven hits with five strikeouts in 6.1 innings.

Tulane starter Micah Owings dropped to 4-4 after giving up five runs off seven hits with eight strikeouts in 7.1 innings.

Lincoln went 3-for-5 with a run and RBI, while Kingsbury went 2-for-5 with a run and two RBIs to lead the Cougars.

Nathan Southard went 2-for-5 with a run, and Brian Bogusevic batted 2-for-4 to lead Tulane, which outhit the Cougars 9-8. It was the first time in their previous 17 games that UH won a game despite being outhit by their opponent.

The series continues at 2 p.m., Saturday before wrapping up at 1 p.m., Sunday at Turchin Stadium. Both games will be broadcast on KGBC 1540 AM and on the Internet at www.UHCougars.com with former UH letterwinners Nick Torina and Pat Cauley calling all the action.

The Cougars struck for the game's first runs, batting around in the third inning to score three runs. Pounds drew a one-out walk and moved to third base following Tully's single through the right side. After a walk to Kevin Roberts loaded the bases, Lincoln lifted a high fly ball in the infield that fell following a miscommunication among the Tulane fielders.

Kingsbury then slapped a two-run single into right field, allowing Tully and Roberts to score and giving the Cougars a 3-0 lead.

The score remained that way until the seventh inning when Joe Holland blasted the first pitch he saw to lead off over the left-field wall. Southard followed with a one-out single, and Emaus followed with a walk. Following a pitching change, Tommy Manzella blasted a two-run double into right center to tie the game at 3-3. Two batters later, Scott Madden slapped a single up the middle, allowing Manzella to score and give the Green Wave a 4-3 lead.

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