Tulane's Last Regular Season Home Game

I was home all day on Saturday I think. Having been up so late the night before, I didn’t feel up to going to the game. I’m told I missed a great game, I did hear it on the radio though. They won 10-9, another nail biter. Today however, I did go to the game. Dad and I left the house earlier than we usually do for a game because the game had a noon start. Southern Miss opened big with two home runs and two other hits to score five runs. Tulane managed to cut into the lead somewhat in the bottom half with two runs of their own. In the bottom of the third they closed the gap by another two runs when Nathan Southard hit a two run homer. USM scored one run on three hits in the top of the fourth. Tulane scored another two runs to tie the game, 6 to 6. The same thing basically happened in the fifth too. Tulane took the lead, 8-7. In the sixth inning, Southern Mississippi took the lead briefly when they scored two runs. Tulane scored on in the bottom half to tie the game. There was no scoring in the seventh. In the bottom of the eighth, Tulane got three hits and one run. It was enough to talk the lead, although they could have done better having loaded the bases. USM hit a double on the first pitch of the ninth inning, but they didn’t score and Tulane won yet another nail biter 10 to 9. After the game, we ran into this guy and his family that we met at last year’s regional baseball tournament. I still can’t remember the guy’s name. As we were talking, I saw Mr. Bryant and his wife. Alton Bryant was my world history teacher in high school, probably my all-time favorite instructor. I walked over to talk to them. I had not seen him in a few years, although I did see him a couple time after I graduated. We spoke for a few minutes, mostly about what we’ve been up to for the last couple years. He told me his house took damage and he would have moved had he not have already been retired and not be in need of work. He also told me he’s been coming to the weekend games with some frequency, which was surprising since I’ve never seen him there before of course I haven’t been looking for him. I don’t really remember what happened the rest of the day. I think Dad may have grilled steaks for dinner this evening.

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