Tulane 3, Oregon St. 1

I got up at ten this morning, although I was still early enough for breakfast, oddly enough. Tulane played their first game in the College World Series versus Oregon State at one this afternoon. Oregon, who was up to bat first, scored one run in the first, a lead that held for quite some time. The game was quite the pitcher’s duel. Owings had another fine showing today allowing just four hits and one run in seven innings. Oregon pitcher Jonah Nickerson also performed rather well. Oregon State loaded the bases in the sixth. With two outs, Oregon’s Cole Gillespie hit a line drive into the right center field gap, but Brian Bogusevic made a falling circus catch, saving at least two runs and retiring the side. The score remained 1-0 until the bottom of the seventh. Tulane managed to get two base runners on. With two outs, Scott Madden, who’d been sitting on the bench for seven innings, came up as a pinch hitter. He is the only player remaining from the 2001 Tulane team that appeared at the CWS. Madden hit a double to right center field for two RBI and the lead. On the first pitch in the bottom of the eight, Nathan Southard hit a home run for some insurance and extending his hitting streak to 21 games. Four up, three down in the top of the ninth and that was the ballgame. It was certainly a great win but there was no excessive jubilation on the field as they have much work to do. After the game I spend some time cleaning my room, something I haven’t done thoroughly in a couple weeks. Mom and Dad went out to dinner this evening. I had a pizza delivered and watched Bulletproof Monk, which was just as pathetic as I was expecting. Later in the evening I finished watching Magnolia, the 750th movie I’ve ever seen, and one of the more interesting, if cryptic movies I’ve ever seen.

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