February 24, 2007

Paul Koss comes in to record save No. 6 on the year

The 6'4", 215-pound strapper toes the rubber and sits Tulane down 1-2-3. The Trojan senior now has six saves and seven strikeouts on the season.

USC beats Tulane 4-3, outhitting the Green Wave 7-to-3.

Robert Stock gets his first career win on the year. Koss now has 26 career saves.

Pabst delivers Blue Ribbon run, USC up 4-3

Spencer Pabst came in as a pinch runner for No. 9 hitter Anthony Vasquez (who walked) and immediately stole second and third. Super Frosh Grant Green then hit a sac fly to left allowing Pabst to brew up the go-ahead run.

It goes to the 8th with SC up by a run, six outs to a 2-0 series lead.

Score tied at 3, but here's what Tulane fans yell after the Wave scores

Just in case you wanted to know what that chant was:

A one, a two,
A helluva
A hullabaloo
Ray Ray
A hullabaloo
Ray Ray
Vars Vars Tee ay
Tee ay, Tee ay
Vars Vars Tee ay

17-year old Robert Stock comes in with bases loaded...

And throws a wild pitch, allowing Cat Everett to score from third, then walks the bases loaded again and hits Nate Simon to score another run.

A Sean Morgan groundout stops the rally, but Tulane has now tied things here going into the bottom of teh 6th, 3-3.

Early mistakes put Tulane in a hole

Starting pitcher Brandon Gomes started the Trojan half of the 3rd inning with a groundout, but then hit a batter, got an error from Wave 2nd baseman Brad Emaus and hit another batter, loading the bases for USC.

All three mistakes ended up scoring, pacing the Men of Troy to a 3-0 lead after three innings here at Dedeaux Field.

I was sitting next to the father of Tulane's Rustin Rebowe, who told me last night's game here at Dedeaux was the coldest baseball game he'd ever sat through. And that includes some mid-30s temps games back in New Orleans.

Up here on the Sundeck along the 1st base side, it's warm and sunny. Kickin' back with my bare feet - trying to get rid of this awful winter glare of mine.

Welcome to warm and sunny L.A.


A view of USC's Dedeaux Field before first pitch of the Tulane game

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