(Alexandria, La.) Loyola University New Orleans fell to LSU Alexandria in both games of a midweek doubleheader. The Wolf Pack fell 5-1 in game one and 10-1 in game two in the set played at LSUA Baseball-Softball Complex on Tuesday afternoon.
Game 1: Loyola 1 LSUA 5
Loyola pulled a run back in the seventh inning, but it was not enough as the Wolf Pack lost 5-1 to the Generals.
The Pack’s Evan Turkish opened the top of the seventh with a double to right, and Britt Pellegrin followed with a single to move Turkish to third. Bradley Brunet grounded out to short which was enough to score Turkish.
The Generals opened the scoring with a run in the first inning as Jay Bell led off the bottom of the first with a triple to left field. James Sloan singled to score Bell in the next at bat to put LSUA in front. Bell picked up an RBI in his next at bat as he knocked in Randy Frederick from third with a groundout to second base in the second inning.
Dylan Edmiston homered in the third inning to increase the Generals’ lead to 3-0. Michael Collado homered in the fifth inning after T.J. Trantham had scored on a Frederick groundout.
Daniel Posway (2-6) took the loss as the Loyola starter worked two innings while allowing two runs on two hits and two walks. Joshua LaBoeuf pitched the next three innings while allowing four hits, five walks, and three runs. Jake Weinstock finished the game with a perfect seventh inning.
Adam Hines (3-3) picked up the victory for the Generals as he worked five innings while allowing two hits and one walk while striking out two. Hunter Wallace finished the game with two innings of work in which he allowed three hits and a run.
Pellegrin had a 2 for 3 day a the plate for the Wolf Pack. Turkish, Brunet, and Brandon Snow picked up the other Wolf Pack hits.
Bell led the LSUA offense with a 2 for 3 day with an RBI and a run. Sloan, Edmiston, Collado, and Winn Smith each collected a hit in game one.
Game 2: Loyola 1 LSUA 10
Loyola fell in game two of the doubleheader by a 10-1 margin despite Pellegrin hitting a RBI single which knocked in Carmelo LoSauro in the fourth inning.
However, LSUA scored a run in the first inning, and three in the third inning. The Generals then followed with two runs in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings.
Jared Belmonte (1-2) allowed seven hits, four runs, two earned runs, and struck out three Generals in 3.1 innings of work. Conor Thurman pitched 1.2 innings and allowed four runs, two earned runs on three hits. Asta pitched the final inning allowing two runs on four hits.
Tanner Olinde (1-1) picked up the victory as he worked five innings while allowing three hits, one run, and two walks. Phillip Ingraffia and Stefan Porch each threw a hitless inning in relief to end the game.
Turkish, Pellegrin, and Brunet collected a hit in game two after all three also had a hit in game one of the doubleheader.
LSUA (28-13) was led by designated hitter Nick Jones who went 3 for 4 with two runs and four RBI’s. Sloan was 2 for 4 at the dish with two runs and two RBI’s. Brandon Samson and Seth Montz each collected three hits and a RBI with Montz also scoring a run.
Loyola (9-33) will continue their road trip as they head to South Carolina for a weekend series against Southern Wesleyan on April 5th and 6th. Friday’s game will start at 6:00 p.m. eastern time while Saturday’s doubleheader is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.