Loyola baseball ends season with losses at Spring Hill

Fri, 04/22/2011

MOBILE, Ala. - Spring Hill College scored early runs in both games of the double-header and never surrendered the lead as they completed the season-ending sweep over Loyola, 4-3 and 11-1.

Evan Turkish went 1-for-1 with a run and an RBI in game one, and Bradley Brunet went 2-for-3 to pace the 'Pack (15-36, 5-13 SSAC) in the nightcap. Brian Traina went 4-for-4 in the second game for the Badgers (17-34, 5-13 SSAC).

Spring Hill struck first, getting on the board in the first inning. With two on and one out, Fred Rossi it a double down the left field line, scoring one run.

Most of the game one damage came in the fourth inning, as Spring Hill plated three runs. Brooks Bobinger hit a double down the right field line, scoring runners from first and second. Three batters later, Brad Holstein drove Bobinger home with a single up the middle.

LU came back with a run of its own in the next frame when Turkish, who led off with a double to deep right-center, was driven in on a Brandon Snow single.

After pitching out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the Badgers fifth, Taylor Domengeaux reached base in the top of the sixth with a hit-by-pitch. Ryan Scott and Tyler Duplantis each then reached base via singles, loading the bases with one out. Turkish then reached with a walk, forcing in a run. Greg Bellelo then hit a sac fly to deep left, scoring Scott.

The 'Pack could not score the equalizer, though, as Bobinger took the mound and earned his second save of the season. Domengeaux (3-9) earned the complete game in the losing effort, giving up four runs over six innings and striking out three Badgers. Joe Carter (4-6) got the win for SHC after giving up three runs over six innings and ringing up six batters on strikeouts.

The Badgers again took control early in game two, scoring four runs over the first three frames.

After a pair of scoreless innings, Loyola's offense came alive in the sixth. Brunet led off with a single, and pinch runner Bellelo moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. Domengeaux and Scott reached base with a walk and a single, loading the bases with one gone. Duplantis hit a grounder to the left side of the infield, scoring Bellelo from third and narrowing the deficit to 4-1.

Spring Hill answered back with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth and blew the game open in the eighth with five runs.

The games mark the conclusion of the 2011 campaign for the Wolfpack. Spring Hill will close out the season with a home doubleheader against Selma on Monday.

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