NEW ORLEANS – Sophomore second baseman Jonathon Artigues and freshman designated hitter David Bedgood each collected two RBI and Tulane baseball scored six runs in the first three innings to power past Texas Southern, 8-2, Tuesday evening at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium.
The Green Wave (20-22) scored three runs in the first inning, using a two-run double by Artigues, then added three runs in the third. Bedgood drove in a run in the first inning and homered in the sixth. In the third inning, junior first baseman Trevor Jensen homered, junior catcher Acy Owen doubled home a run and junior left fielder Ty Johnson hit an RBI single. The Wave finished with 10 hits, including three doubles and two home runs.
Tulane turned its first triple play in 13 years in the eighth inning. With junior Will McAffer pitching and runners at first and second, sophomore third baseman Kody Hoese caught a line drive and fired to Artigues at second, who in turn fired to Jensen at first for the third out, catching both runners off base. It was the first triple play Tulane has turned since 2005 against Cal State Fullerton.
“Everyone reacted to it well,” Tulane head coach Travis Jewett said of the triple play. “Hoese made the first one and threw a nice little uphill feed to Tigues, and it worked like a ground ball to Hoese and turned a nice little double play that way. Three outs, one pitch. It’s hard to beat that.”