Dean, Loup Part of Baseball Rarity

by Dave B. in

 Ex Wareham Gateman Blake Dean and former Falmouth Commodore Aaron Loup were involved in a baseball rarity last night. Blake, batting as the DH, and leftfielder Ryan Schimpf hit back-to-back homeruns not once, but twice, in the same inning as their LSU Tigers beat Tulane 13-2.  The four homeruns were part of a 10 run outburst in the fifth inning. Schimpf and Dean hit solo homers after Loup retired the first batter of the inning. D.J. LeMahieu (Harwich '08) followed Dean's homerun with a single to knock Loup out of the game. After LSU scored five more runs, and still with only one out, Schimpf hit his second, a two run shot, and Dean followed with his second solo homer of the inning. Dean is now batting .335 and has 10 homeruns, second on the team to Schimpf's 14.

 Loup gave up 9 hits, a walk and 6 runs (all earned) in his 4.1 innings. He saw his record fall to 2-4 while his ERA rose to 6.11. Although he did not give up any of the homeruns, Matt Petiton (Wareham '07) allowed four runs in the inning while recording only one out.  The big hit off Petiton was a three-run double by Micah Gibbs (Y-D '09).

 LeMahieu at .369 and Sean Ochinko (Y-D '07, '08) at .350, are leading the Tigers in batting this spring.

 Josh Zeid (Harwich '07) is Tulane's leading pitcher with a record 0f 5-0.