MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Loyola University New Orleans baseball squad dropped both games in today’s double header against host #8 Faulkner University at Harrison Baseball Complex. The Wolfpack lost game one 2-3 and fell in the finale 0-13.
Matthew Guerry (1-8) produced a solid outing on the mound in game one but picked up the loss. Guerry was tagged for three earned runs on two hits, as he walked four and struck out two.
In the bottom of the first, Brook Boudreaux led off with a walk, advanced to second on an infield out, and stole third. Then Craig Massey grounded out to first, scoring Boudreaux in the process.
John Gunnels and Boudreaux delivered back to back singles to kick off the bottom of the third. The Eagles tacked on another run when Guerry then recorded back to back walks. Faulkner scored their third and decisive run on a fielder’s choice hit by Tucker Willard.
The Wolfpack rallied in the fourth. Loyola had the bases loaded with no outs after singles hit by Brandon Snow and Philip Cazayoux and a walk by Anthony Asta. Next, Evan Turkish hit into a double play, scoring Snow on third. Then, Karson Cullins singled, scoring Cazayoux.
Cullins finished 2-3 with one RBI in game one. Cazayoux went 1-2 with a run scored and a RBI while Snow finished 1-4 with one run scored.
Faulkner’s Will Dismukes (6-1) earned the win after recording a complete game. Dismukes allowed two earned runs on five hits, walking four and striking out 11.
Loyola’s bats fell silent in game two as Matt Creel (5-0) picked up the victory. Creel went five innings and gave up one hit.
Trey Campeaux (4-2) started for the ‘Pack and recorded the loss after he surrendered five earned runs on six hits through 1.2 innings. The Wolfpack finished the game via pitching committee as George Smith, Jeffrey Castille, Michael Pfister, and Jared Belmonte all saw action.
Brandon Snow was the lone Loyola player to register a hit for the squad as he went 2-3.
The Wolfpack drop to 12-25 overall and 1-20 in SSAC play, while Faulkner jumps to 31-9 and 18-3 in SSAC competition.
Loyola travels to play Southern University in Baton Rouge on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Lee Hines Field.
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