USF baseball team swept by Tulane 

The second weekend of the college baseball season was much better overall for USF, but the result was the same — a sweep.

The Dons put up a couple of late threats Sunday, but fell to Tulane 5-3 at New Orleans, getting swept in the three-game series and falling to 0-8.

After allowing 57 runs in three of their first five games against Texas Tech and San Jose State, USF pitchers clamped down against the Green Wave (6-1), allowing a total of nine runs in three games.

Tulane jumped on Dons starter Jeider Rincon (0-2) for three runs in the first inning, including a two-run homer by Hunter Williams. The Dons were held scoreless until the seventh inning, then scored single runs in the last three innings.

"We played hard, we stayed with it," USF coach Nino Giarratano said in a statement released by the school. "We fought back. We had the tying run at the plate in the ninth. Good effort by us to get to that point in the game."


In a wild game featuring a pitcher playing the outfield and another drawing a walk and scoring, freshman Jesse Kuet — who had one career hit entering the game — went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored as the Cardinal (3-4) won the rubber game of the three-game series against the host Titans (2-5).

Stanford trailed 2-1 before things started to get really strange in the sixth inning.

"That game was something else," Stanford freshman Matt Winaker said in a statement released by the school. "I can't say I have [been a part of anything like that]. That was definitely the longest regulation game I've ever played."

The game lasted 4 hours, 45 minutes, including a 40-minute rain delay.


Evan Manarino took a shutout bid into the seventh inning as the Anteaters (1-7) salvaged the finale of the four-game series against the Golden Bears (5-3) at Evans Diamond, snapping Cal's five-game winning streak.

Freshman shortstop Preston Grand Pre continued his good start to the season by going 2-for-3 with a run scored.

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