BASEBALL: Green Wave pull away late from Cardinals

Published 1:31 am Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Lamar sports information

NEW ORLEANS – Lamar (3-6) kept things close early, allowing no earned runs through the first four innings, but Tulane (4-3) pulled away late in a 7-1 win over the Cardinals Tuesday.

The Green Wave struck first on an error in the bottom of the third, then scored one run apiece in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings before putting three across in the eighth to put the game away.

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Lamar’s lone run came in the top of the eighth inning. Mitch Andrews drew a four-pitch walk while pinch-hitting for Payton Robertson, and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Andrews was then pinch ran for by Phil Ingram, who advanced to third on a wild pitch. A balk by the pitcher scored Ingram.

Round 2 of Lamar-Tulane is scheduled for a 4 p.m. first pitch with southpaw Taylor Rich facing right-hander Chase Solesky.