WESTWEGO, La. – With a pair of wins on Saturday afternoon, number two nationally-ranked Lee University completed the three-game sweep over the Loyola University New Orleans baseball team. The Flames took game one, 11-3, and game two, 4-1.
Brandon Snow continued his hot hitting on Saturday, collecting three hits over the two games, giving him five for the series. Tyler Duplantis had two RBIs to add to his team lead in that category. Joe Ramirez had four hits and three RBIs to pace the Lee offense.
Lee (29-6, 6-0 SSAC) did the majority of its game one damage in the top of the third when it plated seven runs. The inning was highlighted by a Michael Brown three-run homer and a Ramirez two-RBI single.
After Lee stretched its lead to nine in the top of the fourth, Loyola (10-24, 2-4 SSAC) got on the board in the bottom of that inning. Chris May led off with a long double, and he was driven in by a Tyler Duplantis double to left field.
Ramirez hit another RBI single in the sixth and Jonathan Clark hit a solo homer in the seventh to extend the lead to 11-1.
Loyola attempted a comeback in the bottom of the seventh. Taylor Domengeaux and Bradley Brunet led off by reaching base. Domengeaux scored when Philip Cazayoux reached on an error, and Cazayoux came around to score on a Flame wild pitch. The Wolfpack offense could not get on the board again, though, as the Flames earned the game one win, 11-3.
Domengeaux took the mound in game two. After a couple of shaky innings to start the game, Domengeaux controlled the game, only allowing four hits for the rest of the game, as he earned the complete game for the ‘Pack.
Lee scored three runs over the first two innings. An RBI single scored the first run, and the second crossed the plate off of an errant attempt at catching a runner stealing. In the second, the leadoff man reached on an error and came across to score on a Max Harvell single.
Loyola scored a run in the seventh as Snow singled and Scott walked to lead off. After May’s fly out moved Snow over to third, Duplantis hit a sacrifice fly to score Snow.
A Wolfpack error resulted in another unearned run in the eighth as a grounder slipped through the infield, plating a run.
Domengeaux (2-6) finished the game, giving up one earned run and three unearned runs over nine innings, striking out seven Flames and allowing seven hits. Curtis Camilli (4-0) got the win for the Flames and Kris Hall earned his second save of the year.
Loyola returns to play ball against Nicholls State on Tuesday, March 29 in Houma, La. Game time is set for 6 p.m.
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