(New Orleans, La.) Loyola University New Orleans comes up short as they fall in both games of Tuesday’s doubleheader series against Louisiana State University Alexandria at Segnette Field.
Game 1: LSUA 6 Loyola 3
Loyola mounted a late rally but came up short as LSU Alexandria was able to hold on to a 6-3 victory in game one of the doubleheader.
The Wolf Pack trailed 6-0 entering the sixth inning, but the first three batters reached via hit to start the frame including a double by Karson Cullins. Evan Turkish singled to score Brandon Snow, and Cullins scored on a fielder’s choice by Britt Pellegrin.
The Wolf Pack threatened again in the seventh inning as Nevin Brown led off the frame with a double to left field. Philip Cazayoux singled to put runners on the corners with one out. Cullins hit his second double of the game to right field which scored Brown, but the game ended as Turkish grounded out.
The Generals opened the scoring in the second inning a Seth Montz singled to score courtesy runner Ross Durke. LSUA added two runs in the third inning as two crossed the plate on a wild throw by Snow. T.J. Trantham singled home Montz in the fourth inning and then scored on a single by Jay Bell. LSUA added another run in the sixth inning as Stefan Porche scored as James Sloan singled through the left side of the infield.
Brown had a 2 for 3 day for the Pack while scoring a run. Cullins had two doubles in four at bats with a RBI and a run. Turkish and Pellegrin both had one hit and one RBI.
Bell was 2 for 4 at the plate with a RBI and a run from the Generals’ leadoff spot. James Sloan went 2 for 3 with a RBI, while Edmiston had two RBI’s without a hit. Porche was 2 for 3 with two runs.
Jeffrey Castille (1-5) started and pitched four innings for the Pack. He allowed five runs, three earned on seven hits and two walks. Michael Pfister relieved Castille and pitched three innings while only allowing two hits, one run, and striking out two Generals.
Adam Hines (2-3) worked 6.1 innings and allowed eight hits and three runs while collecting three strikeouts. Hunter Wallace picked up his second save of the season by getting the last two outs and only allowing one hit.
Game 2: LSUA 2 Loyola 1
Loyola falls to LSUA, 2-1 in the second half of Tuesday’s doubleheader at Segnette Field as the winning run crossed the plate on a sixth inning wild pitch.
LSU Alexandria opened the game with a run in the first inning as Sloan reached on a fielder’s choice and scored when Edmiston singled up the middle.
The Wolf Pack were able to tie the game in the fourth inning as Turkish doubled home Carmelo LoSauro who had reached first on an error.
The Generals scored the go ahead run in the sixth inning as Montz singled. Trantham pinch ran for Montz and stole second and third base. After the next two batters walked, Joel Buhler threw a wild pitch which allowed Trantham to score from third.
The Wolf Pack offense was led by Turkish who finished 1 for 3 with an RBI double. LoSauro also went 1 for 3 and picked up the lone Wolf Pack run scored.
Bell went 2 for 3 in game two for the Generals. Edmiston had a 2 for 4 game and had the only Generals RBI of the game. Sloan finished 1 for 4 with a run.
Conor Thurman (0-4) made the first start of his Loyola career as he worked 5.2 innings and gave up nine hits and two runs while striking out three. Buhler pitched .1 of an inning, only allowing a walk. Tony Asta finished the game by pitching the eighth inning and only allowing one hit.
Tanner Olinde started and allowed only two hits and one unearned run in 3.1 innings for the visitors. Phillip Infraffia (2-0) picked up the win as he pitched 1.2 innings while only surrendering one walk. Stefan Porche picked up his fifth save of the season after pitching two perfect innings.
The Wolf Pack will return to the field for a three game series with Faulkner University. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Friday at Segnette Field. Saturday’s doubleheader will have a 1:00 p.m. start time.