Another day, another shutout for the Tulane baseball team.
The Green Wave capped a sweep of South Florida with a 4-0 victory Sunday at USF Baseball Stadium in Tampa. It was Tulane’s 11th shutout of the season, and Alex Massey (5-4) handled most of the work this time around.
The senior allowed five hits and a walk in seven innings, striking out eight. Sam Bjorngjeld and Patrick Duester followed with scoreless innings to finish off the Bulls.
“Alex Massey was lights out,” coach David Pierce said in a Tulane news release. “I was impressed with the way he attacked. Then Sam did his job in the eighth and Patrick did his job in the ninth. This was a quality sweep on the road against a pretty good team.”
Tulane, which improved to 31-14 overall and 11-5 in American Athletic Conference play, is atop the league standings with two weekends left. USF fell to 21-26 and 6-12.
The Green Wave scored three times in the second inning — on an RBI single by Jake Willsey, an RBI triple by Jarret DeHart and an RBI single by Stephen Alemais. In the seventh, Alemais singled, stole second and third and came home on a passed ball.
Joe Cavallaro (4-3) took the loss for USF; he allowed three runs and six hits in six innings. He and reliever Tommy Eveld combined to strike out the Wave 14 times.
Tulane hosts UNO at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Turchin Stadium.