(Jackson, MS) Loyola University New Orleans could not capitalize on a couple late opportunities and fell to Jackson State University 6-3 in baseball on Tuesday evening at The Jackson State University Baseball Stadium.
Loyola fell behind in the first inning as the Tigers crossed one run, but the Wolf Pack took the lead with a two run fourth inning. Jackson State didn’t led the lead last for long as they scored a run in the fourth to tie the game and two more in the fifth.
The Wolf Pack cut the lead to 4-3 with a run in the seventh but the Tigers added runs in the seventh and eighth. Loyola had an opportunity to take the lead as they had the bases loaded with one out in the sixth and eighth innings but Jackson State was able to get out of both jams without surrendering a run.
Offensively, the Wolf Pack were led by Garrett Lacour who went 2 for 4 with one run. Carmelo Losauro went 1 for 2 with three walks and a RBI. Phillip Cazayoux and Evan Turkish added RBI’s. Britt Pellegrin and Daniel Pappas scored the other Loyola runs.
Jackson State (6-6) was led by second baseman Desmond Russell who went 1 for 3 with three RBI’s. Aneko Knowles went 1 for 3 with a RBI and two runs for the Tigers. Charles Tillery went 2 for 2 with a run.
Jared Belmonte started for Loyola and pitched two innings while allowing two hits and a run. Michael Pfister, Jake Weinstock, Cameron Retif, Justin Romaire, Bradley Brunet, and Tony Asta all pitched an inning in relief. Retif (0-2) earned the loss after giving up two runs in his inning of work.
Vincent Anthonia (1-1) earned the victory after pitching five innings and allowing five hits and two runs while striking out six. Russell earned the save after pitching the ninth inning and only allowing a walk.
The Wolf Pack (6-17) will be back in action on Friday at 6:00 p.m. as they will play Belhaven to start a three game SSAC series. At the conclusion of Friday’s tilt at Segnette Field, there will be a post game fireworks show.