Westwego, La. – The Loyola University New Orleans baseball squad came up short Friday evening against Spring Hill College at Segnette Field. The visiting Badgers won 10-1.
The ‘Pack’s offense mustered just two hits against Spring Hill’s starting pitcher Nick Schmiemeier (2-6). Schmiemeier earned the victory after pitching seven innings of shutout baseball, walking three and striking out six.
Matt Ditsworth (2-7) started on the mound for Loyola and picked up the loss. Ditsworth lasted 6.2 innings and surrendered seven earned runs on nine hits, as he walked five and struck out three.
The ‘Pack managed to produce their first run of the game in the ninth. With two outs and no one on, Brandon Snow singled to left. Next, Philip Cazayoux drove a liner to left field in which Kendell Carvin bobbled, allowing Snow to score all the way from first.
Michael Pfister also saw action on the pitching mound tonight as he relieved Ditsworth in the seventh inning with two outs. Pfister allowed three runs, zero of them earned, and two hits as he struck out two.
Both Anthony Asta and Evan Turkish went 1-3 in tonight’s game. In addition, Karson Cullins, Cazayoux, and Snow finished 1-4.
Third baseman Rick LaForce led the offensive charge for the Badgers as he went 3-4 with one run scored and two RBI’s. Kendall Carvin finished 2-3 with two runs scored, and Brian Sims went 1-4 with one RBI and two runs scored.
The Wolfpack fall to 12-27 overall and 1-21 in SSAC play, while the Badgers move to 17-21 and 7-15 in conference.
Loyola and Spring Hill resume action at Segnette tomorrow with a double header starting at 1 p.m.
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