NEW ORLEANS – Tulane baseball dropped its American Athletic Conference series finale to No. 12 ECU, 6-1, Sunday afternoon at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium.

Sophomore Trent Johnson gave the Green Wave (22-27, 7-11 American) a clutch relief performance, holding the Pirates scoreless for four innings and allowing just one run through 4.2 frames. Sophomore designated hitter Grant Mathews went 2-for-3, junior first baseman Trevor Jensen drove in a run and sophomore second baseman Jonathon Artigues doubled and scored for the Wave.

ECU (33-12, 11-7 American) totaled 11 hits and scored two runs in the first inning and three in the third before adding one in the eighth. Tulane finished with five hits and three errors.

“Three of the first five runs they scored were unearned, then we went to the bullpen and they beat us 1-0 from the fourth inning on,” Tulane head coach Travis Jewett said. “We just couldn’t get anything going offensively, and they didn’t give us anything.”