Tulane sweeps Herd
CHARLESTON -- Tulane's baseball team swept a Conference USA doubleheader from Marshall at Appalachian Power Park on Saturday.
The sweep gave Tulane two of three in the series that began with Marshall (16-26, 5-10) taking game one, 4-1 in 11 innings Friday night.
Tulane (22-22 7-8) won Saturday, 3-2 in 11 innings and 7-3.
Andrew Garner of the Green Wave had a big performance in Saturday's second game, going 4-for-4 at the plate and pitching 2.1 innings to record his fourth save.
The Green Wave scored three times in the seventh inning when the Thundering Herd committed three errors to put game two away.
Marshall scored two in the third inning on Eric Escobedo's home run. Andrew Dundon had a run-scoring double in the seventh inning.
Escobedo, Dundon, Isaac Ballou and Nathan Gomez each had two hits in game two.
Tulane began Saturday with another extra-inning victory.
Sean Potkay of the Green Wave led off the 11th inning with a single and eventually scored on Richard Carthon's base hit.
The Green Wave also scored twice in the ninth on RBI singles by Brennan Middleton and Bowen Woodson.
Ballou scored Marshall's first run after leading off the bottom of the first inning with a triple and coming home on a Gomez single. Marshall also scored once in the eighth inning when Gray Stafford singled, stole second and crossed the plate on a Green Wave error.
Stafford had two of the Herd's five hits in the first game.
Marshall's next game is Tuesday against Morehead State, a 4:30 p.m. meeting at Epling Stadium in Beckley.
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