(New Orleans, La.) Loyola University New Orleans baseball team will play a three game series against Blackburn College starting with a doubleheader on Tuesday, March 12th with first pitch scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at Segnette Field. The two teams will play the series finale on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at Jesuit’s John Ryan Stadium. The Wolf Pack have six games this week as they conclude the week at Southern Poly.
Karson Cullins had a great week for Loyola as he had one home run, three doubles, three RBI’s, and two runs in Loyola’s four games. Kevin Lindsey pitched the middle game of the weekend and did not allow an earned run while pitching a complete game. The Wolf Pack dropped three games against Belhaven this weekend.
The Beavers (0-1) have played only one game so far this year. They lost 9-2 to Miliken on March 7th in the team’s first game of the year. They are scheduled to play against Mobile on Monday evening before heading to New Orleans for the three game set against the Wolf Pack.
Loyola (20-6) is led in batting by Brandon Snow’s .378 average. Cullins is hitting .351 with three home runs and is tied for the team lead in runs with Britt Pellegrin and Philip Cazayoux. All three players have 20 runs this season. Carmelo LoSauro has knocked in a team high 21 players this season.
Cameron Retif and Jared Belmonte are slated to start Tuesday’s doubleheader. Retif will be making his first start of the year. The Freshman from Lower Gwynned, Pennsylvania sports an 0-2 record in eight appearances out of the bullpen. He has nine strikeouts in 10.2 innings of work. Belmonte has pitched in four games and made three starts for the Pack. He has allowed two walks and four strikeouts in eight innings this season.
Cody Unser went 2 for 4 for Blackburn. Jon Lowry went 1 for 4 with a double, a run and a RBI in the first game of the season. Designated Hitter Aaron Moody scored a run and leadoff hitter Josh Voigtlander had an RBI.
Caleb Schupbach took the mound for the Beavers’ opener and pitched four innings while allowing seven hits and three runs. However, Kaycee Jones and Dan Witkus each allowed three runs out of the bullpen as Blackburn fell 9-2.