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HOUSTON, Tx. Tulane used a strong pitching performance from senior Alex Byo to outlast ECU 6-5 in the Conference USABaseball Championship.

Byo pitched 8 1/3 innings allowing 12 hits and five earned runs while striking out one.

Byo's long outing helped preserve some of Tulane's arms for weekend play.

'We were going to take Alex (Byo) out after the seventh, but he said 'coach, I am fresh,'' stated Jones. 'He then got four straight outs before we went and got him before Ian (Gibaut) gave us a great effort.'

As a team, the Green Wave collected nine hits, while ECU notched 14, giving them just their fourth win while being outhit this season.

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