NEW ORLEANS, La. – Garrett Lacour and Taylor Domengeaux each collected four hits on the afternoon as the Loyola baseball team dropped a pair of games to the Judson University Eagles on Sunday.
The Wolfpack (2-6) dropped game one, 11-4, and a late surge by the Eagles (4-0) gave them a 12-3 win in game two.
Judson took an early lead in the first outing, as John Amann hit a leadoff home run and the Eagles produced three more runs. Judson would add to its lead over the next few innings.
The Wolfpack got on the board in the sixth inning when Lacour crossed the plate off of a Ryan Scott base hit. The next batter, Tyler Duplantis, then drove Domengeaux home off of third base.
After the Eagles tallied a pair of insurance runs in the top of the seventh, Loyola added on to its score in the bottom half. Evan Turkish led off with a base knock and Joel Gonzalez reached base by way of a hit-by-pitch. Brien Delahoussaye was able to drive Turkish home, while Gonzalez scored on an infield error.
In game two, each team scored a first-inning run. The Eagles went ahead when Nate Rohl doubled T.J. Swank home. The ‘Pack responded when Lacour scored on a Duplantis RBI single. After that, the game remained tied until the fourth inning. The Eagles plated a run each in the fourth and fifth innings.
Judson’s offense came alive in the sixth and seventh innings, giving the Eagles’ pitching staff some breathing room. Closer Jeremy Winnan came into the game, and the Wolfpack got hot. LU loaded the bases, as Trey Sofio singled and Lacour and Steve Daigle Jr. each drew a walk. Domengeaux took advantage of the opportunity, hitting a single to left-center and driving in Sofio and Daigle. Winnan then got Scott to pop it up to right to end the game.
Jeffery Castille (1-1) pitched his second straight strong game, going four innings and allowing just two runs.
The ‘Pack returns to Segnette Field on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. as they host Mobile for a double-header.
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