(New Orleans, La.) Loyola University New Orleans baseball team jumped in front but fell 4-1 to University of New Orleans on Wednesday evening at Maestri Field.
Loyola (25-22) took the lead in the third inning as Karson Cullins had a hard hit one out single into left field. Brandon Snow followed with a single up the middle to put runners on the corners. Jack Nicholson picked up the RBI as he grounded into a fielder’s choice to third base.
UNO (11-26) scored four runs in the fifth to take the lead. Brian Dixon led off the frame with a double and Zack Liberto walked. Mitchell Alexander attempted a sacrifice bunt, Lance Licciardi tried to get the lead runner and threw the ball into left allowing Dixon to score. After a strikeout of Reese Kanter, Samuel Capielano reached on an infield single to short which scored Liberto. Hezekiah Randolph then hit a ball to shortstop which Harold Toscano was unable to field cleanly, he then rushed his throw to first allowing Alexander to score, Capielano to go to third, and Randolph to move into scoring position. Jonathan Coco flew out to right, but Karson Cullins turned it into a double play, getting Randolph out trying to tag up at third to end the inning, but not before Capielano scored on the play.
Kevin Lindsey started the game, allowing two hits and working one inning. Daniel Posway followed with one inning of work, allowing one hit, and striking out one. Joel Buhler took the third inning, striking out one and allowing one hit. Caleb Bohan (1-2) took the loss as he allowed three unearned runs in 1.1 innings. Bohan surrendered one hit and two walks. Stewart Campbell was the next pitcher in the game. He pitched 1.2 innings allowing one unearned run on two hits. Nick Moore took the hill for the seventh frame, working a 1-2-3 frame. Conner Thurman completed the game working around a hit batter in the eighth.
Alex Smith started and pitched three innings for the Privateers. He allowed one earned run and four hits while striking out one. Mitchell Cohen (1-0) pitched four no-hit innings only allowing one walk and earning the win. Raymond Winter earned his first save of the season as he pitched two innings and recorded three strikeouts against two hits.
Cullins extended his hitting streak to 11 games as part of a 2 for 4 game while scoring a run. Snow, Nicholson, Michael Pfister, and Chris Bell also recorded hits.
Brian Dixon had a 3 for 4 game with a double and a run. Alexander, Kanter, and Capielano notched the other hits for the Privateers.
The Wolf Pack will be back in action for a three game SSAC series against Emmanuel College on Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th. The Friday doubleheader is slated for 4 p.m. at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium while Saturday’s contest will start at 1 p.m. at Barrow Stadium.