(New Orleans, La.) Loyola University New Orleans fell to #1 ranked Lee University 10-0 on Saturday afternoon at Segnette Field.
Lee took a 2-0 lead in the first inning thanks to two Wolf Pack errors in the inning. Josh Silver singled up the middle and moved to third when Evan Turkish could not handle Joel Buhler’s pickoff attempt. Silver scored as Corey Davis singled through the left side of the infield. Davis then scored when Derrick Pitts hit a single to centerfield.
The Flames were able to add four more runs in the top of the third inning as they strung together six singles in the inning. The Flames played station to station baseball but were helped out as Snow dropped a potential inning ending double play.
Jordan Stewart homered to lead off the fifth inning to increase the Flames lead to 7-0. The Flames added another run in the inning as Silva singled and moved to third on Renner’s single. Silva crossed the plate when Silver grounded out to Nevin Brown at third. Lee added their ninth run of the game in the sixth inning when pinch hitter Mike Fasolo doubled and then scored on another Renner single. The Flames then added a 10th run in eighth inning.
Joel Buhler (1-4) came off his career high in strikeouts against Faulkner by allowing 11 hits, six runs, three earned runs while striking out three. Conor Thurman followed with two innings, while allowing three hits and two runs. Jared Belmonte allowed one run in his one inning of work. Tony Asta finished out the game by allowing a single run in two innings of work.
Clint Terry (5-1) earned the victory for the Flames as he pitched five shutout innings while allowing six hits and seven strikeouts. Mike Guinane, Jeremy Bales, and Ryan Zimmer came out of the bullpen and each pitched one no-hit inning.
The first six guys in the Wolf Pack lineup each collected a hit as the Wolf Pack scattered six hits across the eight inning contest.
Brady Renner was 3 for 4 plate from the Flames leadoff spot. Stewart was 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBI’s with a home run. Rader was 2 for 5 with two RBI’s/ Mark Silva was 2 for 4 with a run and two RBI’s.
Loyola baseball will return to action for a doubleheader against LSU Alexandria with first pitch scheduled for 3:00 p.m. in Alexandria, Louisiana on Tuesday, April 2nd.