New Orleans, La. – Brown jumped out to an early 5-0 lead against Tulane on Sunday afternoon, chasing the Green Wave starter from the game without him retiring a single batter. The lead would not last however, as Tulane scored in each of the first three innings, including six runs in the third to take control on their way to a 14-6 victory.
Tulane's (14-6) Garrett Cannizaro led the way for the Big Green offense going 3-for-5 with a run and four RBI.
Both teams got to the starting pitching early as Anthony Galan (Watchung, N.J.) lasted only 3.0 innings, giving up nine hits and nine earned runs. The Bears' relief pitching was strong however rookie Taylor Wright (Berwyn, Pa.) went 3.0 innings out of the pen, allowing only four hits, one run and no walks while striking out two.
Brown was hot early as junior Cody Slaughter (New Port Richey, Fla.) started off the scoring with an RBI singe. He was followed by a grand slam by sophomore catcher Wes Van Boom (Trabuco Canyon, Calif.).
The advantage would only last two innings, as Tulane scored one in the first inning, three in the second, then exploded for six runs in the third on five hits, including a two-RBI from Sean Potaky.
Tulane strung together runs again in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings, getting one in the sixth and seventh and two more in the eighth to secure the win.
Brown will play its home-opener this Thursday, March 22, at 3 p.m., on Murray Stadium against Maine.