(Corpus Christi, TX) Loyola University New Orleans fell 4-0 to Texas A&M Kingsville in the finale of the Holiday Inn Emerald Beach South Texas Classic on Sunday afternoon in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Daniel Posway (1-2) pitched 4 2/3 innings of shutout baseball for the Wolf Pack before James Black singled, stole a base and advanced to third on a throwing error. Ben Villafuerte walked, then Taylor Taska knocked in Black. Chris Ballou got an RBI single in the next at bat, before Conner Thurman replaced Posway. However, a throwing error on Carmelo LoSauro allowed Taska to score later in the inning.
Texas A&M Kingsville added another run in the seventh as Black led off the inning with a double. Taska got his second RBI of the night with a double to left field, which scored Black.
Zachary Pettiford (1-1) worked six shutout innings for the Javelinas and struck out nine Wolf Pack players. He allowed only five hits. Denver Diefenbach came in to replace Pettiford and threw three innings of one hit baseball to earn the save for Texas A&M Kingsville.
Posway was not able to get out of the fifth inning, and Thurman threw 2 1/3 innings while giving up only two hits and one run. Michael Pfister gave up one hit in working the ninth inning.
The Wolf Pack hitters combined for six hits, one each by the first six players in Sunday's batting order. Tony Asta had the only extra base hit with a double in the second inning.
Taska finished the game going 2 for 4 with a run and two RBI's. Black went 2 for 3 with two runs scored for the Javelinas.
The Wolf Pack (3-11) finished the three game South Texas Classic with an 0-3 record having lost to Southeastern Oklahoma State, St. Cloud State, and Texas A&M Kingsville.
The Javelinas (6-1) finished the South Texas Classic with a 3-0 record.
The Wolf Pack will be back in action on Wednesday, February 13th as they head to Memphis, Tennessee to take on Christian Brothers University in a doubleheader matchup starting at 1:00 p.m.