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Pirates take Tulane in extra innings

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Timely hitting in the top of the 13th lifted East Carolina to a 3-2 Conference USA victory over Tulane Friday night at Turchin Stadium, salvaging a positive outcome from a stellar tandem pitching performance that almost went for naught.

Bryan Bass's RBI sacrifice fly drove in Ben Fultz for the decisive run and validated a masterful outing by ECU starter Jeff Hoffman and a lockdown relief stint by Drew Reynolds.

Bass's one-out fly to left field followed a double by Fultz and singles by Garrett Brooks and Nick Thompson.

With Hoffman keeping Tulane's batters off balance inning after inning, the Pirates had a chance to close out the win in the ninth.

But ECU's 2-0 lead slipped away as the Wave leveraged a single, a double, a fielders choice and throwing errors by shortstop Jack Reinheimer and first baseman Chase McDonald into two runs to force extra innings.

Hoffman logged 9 2/3 frames, striking out six and giving up only three hits and two walks.

Reynolds took over from there, whiffing six and nailing down the triumph with 3 1/3 perfect innings.

Zach Houchins was the Pirates' biggest offensive star of the day, going 4-for-6 and scoring ECU's first two runs.

Houchins tripled in the second and came in on a sacrifice fly by McDonald. He belted a solo homer to left in the top of the ninth, which effectively prevented the Wave from winning with its two-run rally in the bottom of the inning.

The Pirates out-hit Tulane 14-3, but left 15 runners stranded on base.

East Carolina put a stop to a two-game losing skid with the win and improved to 16-18 (2-5 C-USA), while the Green Wave fell to 17-19 (4-6).

ECU will go for the series win when the teams face off Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.

Due to the potential for rain on Sunday, coaches will consider moving that day's series finale up by a day, resulting in a Saturday doubleheader. The decision will be made prior to Saturday's regularly-scheduled game.

 

BOX SCORE #34

EAST CAROLINA 3, TULANE 2 (13 INNINGS)

 • ECU SID GAME STORY
 • TU SID GAME STORY


Date: Friday, April 12, 2013
Venue: Turchin Stadium, New Orleans, LA
Attendance: 2,026.
Records: ECU 16-18 (2-5 Conference USA); TU 17-19 (4-6).
 

EAST CAROLINA           AB  R  H BI
Bass, Bryan 2b.......... 4  0  1  1
Reinheimer, Jack ss..... 5  0  1  0
Reynolds, Drew dh/p..... 6  0  2  0
Cannon, Jay lf/1b....... 6  0  1  0
Brown, Dylan rf......... 6  0  0  0
Houchins, Zach 3b....... 6  2  4  1
McDonald, Chase 1b...... 3  0  0  1
Fultz, Ben lf........... 2  1  1  0
Brooks, Garrett cf...... 6  0  3  0
Watkins, Travis c....... 5  0  0  0
Thompson, Nick ph....... 1  0  1  0
Clark, Philip pr........ 0  0  0  0
King, Sam c............. 0  0  0  0
Hoffman, Jeff p......... 0  0  0  0
TOTALS..................50  3 14  3

TULANE                  AB  R  H BI
Richard Carthon lf...... 6  0  0  0
Brennan Middleton ss.... 5  1  2  0
Brandon Boudreaux cf.... 4  1  0  0
Sean Potkay 1b.......... 5  0  1  1
Andrew Garner dh/p...... 5  0  0  0
Garrett Cannizaro 3b.... 4  0  0  1
Tim Yandel rf........... 5  0  0  0
Bowen Woodson 2b........ 5  0  0  0
Cameron Burns c......... 2  0  0  0
Max Goodman ph.......... 1  0  0  0
Chad Vanaman c.......... 1  0  0  0
Tucker Oakley ph........ 1  0  0  0
Tony Rizzotti p......... 0  0  0  0
Brady Wilson p.......... 0  0  0  0
TOTALS..................44  2  3  2

 
SCORE BY INNINGS....... 1 2 3  4 5 6  7 8 9  0 1 2  3 -  R  H  E
EAST CAROLINA.......... 0 1 0  0 0 0  0 0 1  0 0 0  1 -  3 14  3
TULANE................. 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 2  0 0 0  0 -  2  3  1

E - Reinheimer 2(6); McDonald(4); Middleton(5).
DP - ECU 1.
LOB - ECU 15; TU 6.
2B - Fultz(4); Middleton(6); Potkay(12).
3B - Houchins(2).
HR - Houchins(3).
HBP - Middleton.
SH - Reinheimer(6).
SF - Bass(1); McDonald(4).
CS - Reinheimer(1); Garner(1).

ECU PITCHING          IP  H  R ER BB SO
Hoffman, Jeff....... 9.2  3  2  1  2  6
Reynolds, Drew...... 3.1  0  0  0  0  6
 
TU PITCHING           IP  H  R ER BB SO
Tony Rizzotti....... 8.2  8  2  2  2  4
Brady Wilson........ 0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Andrew Garner....... 4.0  6  1  1  2  2

Win - Reynolds (2-1).
Loss - Garner (1-1).
Save - None.
WP - Garner(1).
HBP - by Hoffman (Middleton).
PB - Watkins, T.(8).

Umpires - HP: Asa Howard; 1B: Darin Stiers; 3B: Kevin Kennedy.
Start: 6:35 PM CT; Time: 3:35.
Attendance: 2,026.

Page updated: 04/13/2013 10:34 AM.
 

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