UNO Continues Allstate Sugar Bowl Baseball Classic Success
NEW ORLEANS (March 1, 2020) – The University of New Orleans wont wo of three games over Connecticut to capture the series victory in this weekend’s Allstate Sugar Bowl Baseball Classic at Maestri Field. The 2-1 weekend mark improves the Privateers to 7-2 in the Classic since 2018.
In Friday night’s series opener, UNO used a four-run eighth inning to break open a tight game on route to an 8-3 victory. Luther Woullard went 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs while Darren Willis was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run. Chris Turpin picked up his first win of the season with 6.2 innings of work and seven strikeouts.
Saturday’s game featured an offensive explosion for the Privateers as they pounded out 12 runs in the first three innings and continued to add to the total, finishing with a 17-8 victory. Every Privateer starter collected a hit in the barrage with Woullard leading the way with a 3-for-5 performance, including a triple, two RBI and two runs. Beau Bratton was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs. Eric Orze picked up the victory as he tossed six innings of two-run ball.
UConn gained a bit of revenge on Sunday as the Huskies posted a 9-2 victory to close the series. They tallied six runs from the fifth to the seventh innings to break open a 2-2 tie. Uno was led by a 2-for-4 effort from Salo Iza.
Allstate Sugar Bowl Baseball Classic 2020
Friday, February 28: UNO def. Connecticut, 8-3
Saturday, February 29: UNO def. Connecticut, 17-8
Sunday, March 1: Connecticut def. UNO, 9-2
This was the third year of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Baseball Classic and the seventh year that the Allstate Sugar Bowl has sponsored UNO baseball events.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 28 national champions, 93 Hall of Fame players, 50 Hall of Fame coaches and 18 Heisman Trophy winners in its 85-year history. The 86th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, featuring top teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, will be played on January 1, 2020. In addition to football, the Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1.6 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, scholarships and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors nearly 100,000 student-athletes each year and has injected over $2.5 billion into the local economy over the last decade.