Tulane Evens Series Against Baseball

NEW ORLEANS – The UCF baseball team dropped Saturday's contest against Tulane, 13-2, as the Green Wave evened the series held at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium.

The Knights fell to 26-20 on the season and 7-10 in American Athletic Conference play, while the Green Wave improved to 14-33 and 7-10 in the AAC.

Tulane opened the scoring with a pair of runs in the second inning to grab a 2-0 lead following a defensive miscue by UCF and a sacrifice fly.

The Knights responded in the third inning when Andrew Sundean crushed his 13th home run of the year off the scoreboard for the Knights' first run of the game and an RBI single to left field by John Rhys Plumlee drove in Lex Boedicker after his double led off the third inning to knot the game at 2-2.

From there, it was all Tulane as the Green Wave pushed across four runs in the fourth and seven in the fifth to take the game in seven innings.

Julian Balzer threw a perfect frame in the sixth inning, notching a season-high three strikeouts in 1.1 innings of relief.

The Knights return to Turchin Field at 1 p.m. (CDT) Sunday, May 7, for the series finale against the Green Wave.