NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Loyola University New Orleans baseball squad (11-18, 1-14 SSAC) is set to host conference opponent #13 Auburn Montgomery (20-14, 10-5 SSAC) in a three game set at Segnette Field. The Wolfpack and Warhawks will play a single game Friday night at 6 p.m., with a fireworks show after the game, followed by a double-header starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
The ‘Pack are coming off a series loss in Mobile. They return to Segnette for quick home set against the Warhawks before returning to the road for six games.
The Wolfpack are 1-6 lifetime against Auburn Montgomery, with their sole win occurring Feb. 18, 2007 with a 7-6 victory at the AUM Baseball Complex.
Loyola will host the Warhawks at Segnette for the first time. The ‘Pack can also earn their first career series win against AUM and their first victory over a ranked opponent this season.
Harold Toscano, Philip Cazayoux, and Karson Cullins lead the offensive charge for the Wolfpack. Toscano is hitting a team best .301 average, while Cazayoux and Cullins have delivered a team high 17 RBI’s each.
Trey Campeaux leads the team in ERA and wins amongst those who have pitched at least 10 games. Campeaux has a 4.11 ERA along with a 4-1 record. In addition, Matt Ditsworth leads in strikeouts, averaging 7.83 a game.
Auburn Montgomery is coming off a weekend series win over William Carey and then a single game victory over Thomas University on Tuesday. The Warhawks are hitting .293 as a team. They are lead by Michael Dugan (.372 batting average) and Hunter Cross (26 RBI’s).
The ‘Pack will also host a postgame fireworks promotion after the Friday night game. The event is a collaboration between the sophoMORE Initiative, the Student Government Association, Mission and Ministry, Loyola Alumni Association, and Athletics and Wellness.
Loyola faculty, staff and students can purchase tickets prior to the event for $5 which includes admission to the game, transportation from campus as well as food and drink. Tickets for the Loyola community can be purchased in the Danna Center on campus. Buses will begin to load at 5 p.m. in the turnaround by Carrollton Hall on the Loyola campus.
Alumni can purchase tickets for $10. It includes a game ticket and your choice of catfish, hamburger or hotdog, drink, and chips. Alumni can register by visiting alumni.loyno.edu/familybb12.
Admission to Loyola baseball games for the general public is $6 for adults. Senior citizens, military, and children between the ages of 12-18 are $3. Children under the age of 12 are free.
If you can’t make it out to Segnette Field this weekend, you can follow the live stats at:
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