WESTWEGO, La. – The Loyola University New Orleans Baseball squad lost 7-12 to visiting conference foe William Carey this evening at Segnette Field. The Wolfpack drop to 9-10 & 1-6 in SSAC play, while the Crusaders jump to 10-7, 4-2 in SSAC competition.
The Wolfpack jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first after batting through the line-up. Brandon Snow recorded two hits in the inning with one RBI. Harold Toscano also highlighted the inning with a 2 RBI single to left-center field.
The Crusaders starting pitcher Taylor Martin did not make it out of the first. He was replaced by junior Brandon Jones (3-1). Jones eventually picked up the victory after throwing 146 total pitches over 7.2 innings. Jones allowed two runs, one earned, seven hits and recorded nine strikeouts.
George Smith (1-4) started for the ‘Pack. After cruising through the first, Smith allowed two runs in the second, and then faced trouble in the third, allowing five. Smith surrendered seven earned runs on eight hits and walked three as he picked up the loss.
William Carey tacked on two more runs in the fifth to extend their lead to 9-5.
In the bottom of the fifth, Snow produced a RBI infield single with the bases loaded to gain back a run and make the score 6-9.
Another RBI infield single in the sixth by Toscano cut the deficit to 7-9.
Trey Campeaux, who replaced Smith, faced trouble in the eighth as he loaded the bases with no outs. Jeffrey Castille came in and struck out the side, successfully getting the ‘Pack out of the jam. Campeaux gave up two earned runs over 4.1 innings, allowing eight hits and three walks, while striking out one.
The Crusaders added breathing room in the ninth when they tacked on three more runs and went on to clinch the game 12-7.
Castille finished with three earned runs on five hits over two innings pitched.
Brandon Snow had a productive night leading off, going 4-5 with two RBI’s and one run scored. The designated hitter Anthony Asta scored three times on a 2-3 night at the plate. Finally, Toscano went 2-5 and collected two RBI’s.
Sean Hodges led the Crusaders on a 5-5 night at the plate. The sophomore scored two runs and two RBI’s.
The Wolfpack and Crusaders resume play tomorrow in a double-header starting at 1 p.m. at Segnette.
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