Late Rally Lifts No. 12 Tulane Past Tech, 6-4|
Feb. 11, 2006
HOUSTON, Texas - Brad Emaus broke a 4-4 tie with a towering home run in the top of the eighth and the 12th-ranked Tulane Green Wave went on to defeat Texas Tech 6-4 on Saturday afternoon in the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park.
The loss dropped Texas Tech to 3-2 on the young season and 0-2 in Houston College Classic play. The Green Wave picked up their first win of the season and improved to 1-1 after falling to TCU in their season opener on Friday.
The Red Raiders got an outstanding starting performance from redshirt freshman Miles Morgan who pitched 6 1/3 innings along four runs on eight hits while striking out a career-high nine batters. Tulane finally chased Morgan in the seventh as the Green Wave mounted their comeback with three runs including a two-RBI single by Cat Everett that tied the game at 4-4.
After trading runs in the first inning, Texas Tech jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the fifth on a three-run homer by junior designated hitter Tyler Reves. Reves' three-run homer was his second home run of the season and the 10th overall by the Red Raiders.
Tulane second baseman Brad Emaus put the Green Wave in the lead for good in the eighth with a solo home run to the Crawford Boxes in left field. The Green Wave got an insurance run in the ninth when Everett picked up his third RBI of the game on an RBI single to center.
Freshman reliever AJ Ramos (0-1) was charged with the loss for Texas Tech after giving up the home run to Emaus in the eighth. Trey Martin (1-0) scattered five hits over four innings of relief to earn the win for Tulane.
Texas Tech will wrap up play in the Houston College Classic on Sunday morning when they face the Houston Cougars at 11 a.m. at Minute Maid Park.