NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - In his first series at Tulane, head coach David Pierce was set to walk away with a road sweep of Pepperdine until pinch hitter Jordan Qsar stepped to the plate with one on and one out in the bottom of the ninth.
Junior Ian Gibaut, on in relief, gave up a walk to put the tying run on base and the home run that salvaged the series for Pepperdine. Junior Tim Yandel started for the Wave and pitched 6.1 scoreless innings. Tulane's lone run came when Lex Kaplan knocked in Garrett Deschamps in the fourth inning.
After the game, Pierce lamented the last-inning loss
"Pepperdine is a good ball club, and they are going to win a lot of games," Pierce told Tulane Sports Information. "It's frustrating not finishing it off when we were in position to do it, but at the same time, I'm really proud of our kids. We came out here and won the series and we'll move on."
A win Sunday would have marked Tulane's first road sweep since May of 2008. They are back on the road Wednesday at Southeastern. First pitch is set for 6 PM.