Loyola baseball drops doubleheader against #13 LSUS

Sat, 04/17/2010

WESTWEGO, La. - The Loyola University New Orleans baseball team hosted #13 LSU-Shreveport for a doubleheader on Saturday at Segnette Field and dropped both games, 7-3 and 26-3.

In game one, Loyola (14-21, 11-18 GCAC) led by three after four innings but LSUS (34-9, 20-7 GCAC) scored seven runs in the next two frames to win the opener 7-3.

John James (8-1) pitched his sixth complete game for the Pilots, giving up three runs on three hits and struck out seven.

Carl Labit (2-4) took the loss, pitching 0.2 innings, giving up four runs on three hits.

Loyola starter Mike Kelly and James both threw three shutout inning to start the game before the ‘Pack put up three in the fourth. Brooks McMinn started off the inning with a single then David McChesney laced a double down the third base line. Ryan Scott put Loyola on the board with a two-run single to center and Tyler Duplantis gave the Wolfpack a 3-0 lead with a double.

McMinn, McChesney, and Scott led Loyola offense with two hits each.

Kelly left after four innings due to an injury and the Pilots took advantage of the bullpen in the fifth. After a single and walk, Stephen Hobbins hit a RBI double to make the score 3-1. Following a RBI sac fly, Andrew Brouillette tied the game with single to left. Chase Wentz then capped off the inning with an infield RBI single to give LSUS the lead for good.

LSUS added three in the next inning, including a two-run bases loaded double from Brouillette. He led the Pilot offense with three hits and three RBI with Wentz adding three hits and two RBI.

In game two, LSUS broke a 2-2 tie in the fourth by scoring eight runs and went on to run-rule the Wolfpack 26-3 in seven innings.

The Pilots finished the game with 16 hits including four home runs and scored eight runs in two different innings.

George Smith (1-6) took the loss for the Wolfpack, pitching one inning, giving up two runs on two hits.

On offense, Loyola was led by Scott and Duplantis with two hits each. Duplantis had a solo home run and Chris May plated a run on a single.

Justin Ennis (8-0) picked up the win for the Pilots, going five innings, giving up one earned run on four hits.

The Pilots were led by Andrew Blubaugh and Kevin Smith with three RBI each. Smith, Wentz, Matt Bagley, and David Bradley each had a home run.

Loyola wraps up the series against LSUS on Sunday at 1 P.M.


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