WESTWEGO, La. – The Loyola University New Orleans baseball squad defeated Blackburn College Wednesday evening 13-3 in a seven inning mercy rule game and completed the two game sweep at Segnette Field. The Wolfpack advances to 11-12 overall as the Beavers drop to 2-5.
Loyola concluded their nine home stand on a positive note. The win is the sixth straight against the Beavers in the overall series.
The Wolfpack found themselves in an early hole, trailing Blackburn 3-0 in the bottom of the second. In the frame, Karson Cullins’ infield single with the bases loaded scored the ‘Pack’s first run.
Loyola’s offense erupted in the fourth as 13 batters came to the plate and produced nine runs. Tony Asta and Garrett Lacour provided the bulk of the offense in the inning. Asta hit a two RBI double off the left field wall to jump-start the offense. Later, Garrett Lacour recorded a two RBI single to center to keep the offense rolling.
The ‘Pack tacked on two more runs as they headed to the bottom of the seventh up 12-3. Lucas Wendt led off with a walk followed by a Nevin Brown infield single. Philip Cazayoux delivered the final blow with a RBI single to right field, ending the game in the seventh with a 10 run advantage.
Jeffrey Castille (2-1) went the distance, pitching the complete seven-inning game as he earned the win. He gave up three earned runs on five hits and recorded six strikeouts.
Cazayoux and Cullins led the team offensively as both players went 3-5. Cazayoux scored three runs with one RBI while Cullins scored one run with four RBI’s.
Cody Meyer (0-2) started for Blackburn and picked up the loss. Meyer surrendered 10 runs, eight earned, on 11 hits and walked six.
The Wolfpack take to the road as they meet Lee University in a three game set in Cleveland, Tennessee at Olympic Field. The ‘Pack will play a single game on Friday at 6 p.m. followed by a double-header on Saturday starting at 1 p.m.
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