(Mobile, AL) Loyola University New Orleans and Spring Hill opened their three game set on Friday evening with a fantastic pitcher’s duel. Spring Hill won 2-0 in the series opener at Stan Galle Field.
Kevin Lindsey (4-8) started for the Pack and pitched a complete game. In eight innings he gave up six hits and a walk while allowing two runs and striking out four Badgers. Lindsey allowed four hits in the sixth inning, but allowed only allowed three other baserunners the rest of the night. This was the sixth complete game of the season for Loyola.
On the other side Nick Schmiemeier (3-4) pitched a complete game nine inning shutout while only allowing one hit, three walks and striking out 14. This was the third complete game of the season for Schmiemeier and the first shutout.
Spring Hill scored both of their runs in the sixth inning as Jack Lauber led off the frame with a single. After Lauber stole second Brian Sims hit a single. Ryan Stevens doubled to deep left to score Lauber and Sims and provide the Badgers all the offense they would need.
Carmelo LoSauro had the lone Wolf Pack hit in the second inning, and Britt Pellegrin reached second on an error. However, the Pack could not manager a hit to take the lead. Pellegrin, Evan Turkish, and Nevin Brown earned walks for Loyola.
Stevens had the big hit for the Badgers knocking in both runs. Willie Floros, John Hollingsworth, and Garrett Webb had the other Spring Hill hits.
Loyola (15-35, 8-20) will look to rebound in Saturday’s doubleheader against Spring Hill (18-27, 8-17). First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. in Mobile with Jeffrey Castille expected to get the ball for Loyola in the opener and Daniel Posway in the second half of the doubleheader.