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News Nuggets, 04.27.05
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Green Wave triumvirate teams up for no-hitter


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NEW ORLEANS — J.R. Crowel, Billy Mohl and Daniel Latham combined on Tulane's first no-hitter in more than seven years and Conference USA's second this week as the Green Wave beat Nicholls State 3-0 on Tuesday night.

Crowel pitched two perfect innings, Mohl (3-0) struck out three in six innings and Latham finished for his seventh save for Tulane, ranked No. 1 in one national poll.

The bid for a perfect game was ruined in the eighth inning when a 2-0 pitch from Mohl nipped the shirt sleeve of Josh Thomas, who was attempting to bunt.

On Sunday, East Carolina's Ricky Brooks achieved the milestone in a near-perfect 3-0 win over Memphis in which the only batter to reach base did so courtesy of a wild pitch strikeout that got past the catcher. Brooks' feat was the first nine-inning no-hitter in C-USA history.

Tulane's no-hitter was its first since March 8, 1998, when Josh Bobbitt beat New York Tech 7-0 in a seven-inning game.

``Pitchingwise and defensively, we were tremendous,'' Green Wave head coach Rick Jones said. ``That's how we won the game. Three guys pitched it well. I've had no-hitters pitched, and while I've never been part of a perfect game, we came real close tonight.''

Brad Emaus hit an RBI double and Nathan Southard had a run-scoring single for Tulane (36-7).

Ray Labat gave up two runs — one earned — in 5 2-3 innings for Nicholls State (19-24).

Marquette hoops squad heading to Alaska

Marquette’s basketball program will be one of eight to participate in the 2005 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout, the tournament’s host school announced earlier this month.

The 28th annual eight-team event will be held November 22-26 at the University of Alaska-Anchorage's Sullivan Arena.

“Marquette University has enjoyed a great relationship with the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout,” stated Golden Eagles head coach Tom Crean in a news release. “We are very excited to be part of this outstanding field.”

Joining Marquette in the field will be Alaska-Anchorage, Eastern Washington, Monmouth, Oral Roberts, South Carolina and Southern Cal, plus an additional team to be announced pending a ruling on the NCAA’s “2-and-4” legislation.

Marquette will be making its third appearance in the annual tournament. The Golden Eagles claimed the 2001 championship by defeating Tennessee, No. 20 Indiana and Gonzaga. Former MU standout Dwyane Wade earned that tournament's Most Valuable Player award.

“The last time we played in the Shootout we left knowing our name would be placed on a banner alongside of some of college basketball’s most respected programs," stated Crean. "We are very proud of that and look forward to going back."

Marquette has won eight consecutive exempt-event games dating back to 2001, including three last season to capture the 2004 BCA Classic Championship.

Compiled from a Marquette Athletics report.

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