No. 8 New Orleans Upsets No. 4 Houston Baptist 3-1

first_imgComing off their homer-happy performance against Central Arkansas yesterday, the Huskies did get on the board first in a slower outing with Grant Buck RBI single. HBU put runners on second and third with one out after a double steal sequence. With a full count, Spencer Halloran sent his sac fly to shallow right field, just enough for UNO’s Pearce Howard to make the throw to home to tag out Tyler Depreta-Johnson at home and retire Houston Baptist.BSB: Howard delivers a great throw from right, nailing Depreta-Johnson at the plate. @HBUHuskies’ lead remains 1-0 over @UNOPrivateers. Mid 3rd in Sugar Land. WATCH: and @ESPN apps.STATS: #SwordsUp #DawgsUp #SouthlandStrong— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 25, 2018 The Privateers return at 7 p.m. again tomorrow to face the winner of the noon elimination match between No. 1 Sam Houston State and No. 4 Houston Baptist. Should HBU its way back to UNO, the Huskies will have to win twice to seal a spot in the championship game. HBU put a runner in scoring position at the top of the second with Jack Fitzgerald up to bat with one out. Barr managed to strike him out swinging with Depreta-Johnson up next in the order who was struck out in four pitches to hold on to the 3-1 lead. After a scoreless fourth through sixth, UNO pitcher Bryan Warzek was relieved by John Barr after 110 pitches, seven strikeouts while giving up just six hits and one earned run. Box Score | ESPN+ Replay | Photo Gallery | Tournament HomepageSUGAR LAND, Texas – The No. 8 seed New Orleans Privateers continued their upset run through the Southland Conference Tournament, this time with a 3-1 victory over No. 4 Houston Baptist on Thursday night. Behind a masterful six-inning performance from pitcher Bryan Warzek and a three-run third, UNO advanced through the winner’s bracket and will face the winner of the noon elimination match between No. 1 Sam Houston State and No. 4 HBU tomorrow at 7 p.m. Barr retired the side again at the top of the eighth and would force HBU to make up ground in its final inning. After going down on strikes, UNO was tired and Reeves Martin stepped in to attempt his second save in as many nights for the Privateers. The Huskies were held hitless and New Orleans sealed it second straight win, 3-1.BSB: Martin picked up his 9th save of the season and 2nd of the tournament. He registered the game’s final three outs, including this K of Batten. UNO 3-1 over [email protected] meet @BearkatsBSB in an elimination game at noon [email protected]_BSB face winner at 7 pm.— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 25, 2018 The Privateers had a shot to tie the ballgame at the bottom of the third, loading the bases after Owen Magee was walked with two outs. Pearce Howard stepped to the plate, reached a full count and was walked to plate UNO’s first run to tie the game 1-1. With the bases loaded again, Orynn Veillon blasted his first swing deep to the left corner for an RBI double to push the lead to 3-1.last_img

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