February 15, 2013

UNO comes unglued in 9th, falls 7-4

In the inaugural baseball game at the refurbished Wesley Barrow Stadium, the UNO Privateers led 4-3 and were three outs from a victory over Southeast Missouri State, but a combination of erratic pitching and shaky defense doomed them to a 7-4 defeat. Closer Garrett Manning took the loss for the Privateers.  UNO rallied to load the bases in the bottom of the ninth, but Morgan Barger struck out looking to end the threat.

Opening night crowd at Barrow Stadium

The game was delayed because of a roughly 20-minute power outage in the first inning. There has been no comment from Stephen A. Smith or Pat Forde on New Orleans' competence to host college baseball events.