(New Orleans, La.) Loyola University New Orleans dropped game one of the doubleheader 4-1 before falling to University of Mobile 13-2 in the second game at Jacobs Field in Mobile, Alabama on Saturday afternoon.
Game 1: Loyola 1 Mobile 4
Loyola opened the scoring in the second inning when Bradley Brunet grounded out to knock in Britt Pellegrin, but the Rams answered in the bottom half of the inning with a run that tied the game.
The score stayed tied at one until Mobile crossed two runners in the fifth and another in the sixth to win the opening game of the doubleheader 4-1.
Karson Cullins, Pellegrin, and Tony Asta each collected a hit for the Wolf Pack. Pellegrin scored the lone run.
Mobile (10-8, 4-5) got two hits apiece from Jared Brannon, Keith Granger, and Austin Curtis. Curtis, Granger, Ryan Parazine, and Brannon each collected a RBI, while Brannon, Alec Raley, Payne Palmer, and Curtis scored for the Rams.
Kevin Lindsey (2-3) pitched five innings for the Wolf Pack, he allowed four earned runs and eight hits before Connor Thurman finished the game by pitching a scoreless sixth inning.
Shane Ikner (2-3) struck out two Wolf Pack players while pitching a complete game for the Rams. He allowed three hits, two walks and gave up one run in earning the win.
Game 2: Loyola 2 Mobile 13
Mobile used a seven run fourth inning to break open a tie game and defeat Loyola in the series finale between SSAC schools.
Mobile scored in the second inning, but Loyola took a brief 2-1 lead thanks to RBI’s from Cullins and Carmelo LoSauro that scored Garrett Lacour and Phillip Cazayoux. Mobile answered with a run in the third inning to tie the score before scoring seven in the fourth inning. They added four more runs in the sixth inning.
Cullins went 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Wolf Pack. Evan Turkish collected the only other hit as the first baseman went 1 for 2.
Braxton Hamil went 2 for 4 with two RBI’s and two runs. Granger had a 4 for 4 day with two runs. Keith Shirah, Raley, and Austin Curtis also had two RBI’s for the Rams.
Jeffrey Castille (1-3) got the start for the Wolf Pack and allowed nine runs, one earned in 3.2 innings. He gave up seven hits and two walks while striking out three. Cameron Retif followed Castille and pitched 1.1 scoreless innings. Joseph Morris started the sixth inning but could not record an out as he allowed four hits and four runs. Thurman allowed one hit in finishing the sixth inning.
Corey Fountain (1-2) pitched seven innings for the Rams as he allowed two runs, three hits, and one walk while striking out seven in closing out the series with a complete game win.
Loyola (6-16, 2-7) will travel to Jackson State on Tuesday in their next game. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.