March 17, 2012

Sheridan’s Perfect Day Not Enough as Tulane Explodes Early

New Orleans, La. – Junior centerfielder John Sheridan (Palo Alto, Calif.) moved back to the leadoff spot on Saturday at Tulane and went 4-for-4, but the Green Wave put a 10-spot on the board in the first inning on their way to a 20-2 victory over Brown baseball at Greer Field. 

Though Sheridan had four hits, including a home run, but he was one of just five Brown (0-6) players to have a hit and the only fielder to have more than one. 

Tulane (13-6) starter David Napoli went 6.0 innings, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out three and walking none to improve his unblemished record to 3-0 on the season.

The Bears actually scored the first run of the game as Sheridan singled and stole second to set up an RBI single from junior Cody Slaughter (New Port Richey, Fla.), but the lead would not last long.

The Green Wave responded with 10 runs in the bottom of the first inning on five hits and two errors.

Brow limited Tulane to runs in the next two frames, but the Green Wave added two more in the bottom of the fourth and three more in the seventh, before tacking on five more in the eighth to run their run total to 20 on 19 hits.

The Brown defense did not commit another error in rest of the game after the first, but the Tulane bats were still able to find the gaps. 

Brown's second run came in the top of the fifth as Sheridan clubbed his first home run of the season.

Brown and Tulane close their three-game series tomorrow afternoon at 11 a.m.