UC Irvine baseball defeats Tulane in regional playoff game – Orange County Register

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — The UC Irvine baseball team had six different players score runs in the first five innings and the Anteaters avoided elimination with a 17-7 win over Tulane on Sunday at the Corvallis Regional.

UC Irvine (45-13) will face Oregon State in the nightcap. If the Anteaters win, a final game will be played Monday to decide the regional championship with a spot in the super regionals on the line.

Caden Kendle doubled and scored on a single by Anthony Martinez in the top of the first to give the Anteaters a 1-0 lead.

Tulane (36-26) took a 2-1 lead in its half of the set. Teo Banks came up with an infield error and scored on a double by Brady Marget, who then scored on a layoff from UC Irvine starter Danny Suarez.

The Anteaters used a sacrifice fly from catcher Abraham Garcia-Pacheco to tie the game in the second. They took a 4-2 lead in the third on an RBI groundout by Dub Gleed and a charged walk to Chase Call. A Kendle sac fly in the fourth and a Woody Hadeen groundout pushed Irvine’s advantage to 6-2.

The Green Wave loaded the bases with no one out in the bottom of the sixth, but only managed one run.

UC Irvine put the game away with a nine-run seventh, sending 15 batters to the plate. Tulane managed four runs in the bottom of the ninth after being down on the final strike.

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