(Lawrenceville, Ga.) Loyola University New Orleans fell to Georgia Gwinnett College 14-3 and 8-1 in the final series of the regular season for both teams at the Grizzly Baseball Complex on Friday evening.
Game 1: Loyola 3 GGC 14
Loyola opened the scoring in the first inning as Brandon Snow crossed the plate, but the lead did not last long as Georgia Gwinnett tallied three in the first inning and another in the second inning to take an early 4-1 lead.
The Grizzlies were able to break open the game with a five run fifth inning and a four run seventh inning. The Wolf Pack answered with two runs in the eighth inning but it wasn’t enough as Georgia Gwinnett pulled out a 14-3 victory.
Jeffrey Castille (1-7) started for Loyola and lasted three innings while allowing four runs, three earned runs on four hits and six walks. Jared Belmonte allowed five runs to cross the plate as he worked an inning. Michael Pfister pitched for three innings while allowing five runs in three innings of work. Jake Weinstock and Justin Romaire combined to work a shutout eighth inning.
The Grizzlies got eight innings and a victory out of starter Frank Warren (5-3). Warren allowed three runs, one earned on six hits and two walks while collecting six strikeouts. Joe Albertson worked a hitless ninth to finish the game.
Snow and Evan Turkish each collected doubles for the Pack. Snow had two hits while Turkish had two RBI’s in his 1 for 3 day. Carmelo LoSauro was 1 for 4 at the plate with a run and a RBI. Daniel Pappas and Philip Cazayoux collected the other Wolf Pack hits.
The Grizzlies offense collected 15 hits, but only one extra base hit by Pat Long. Phillip Bates and Sloan Strickland were both 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI’s. Christian Van Camp was 2 for 5 with a run and three RBI’s. Jereid Woods had two hits and two runs.
Game 2: Loyola 1 GGC 8
Georgia Gwinnett (30-25) got on the board with a run in the first inning followed by three in the third and a run in the fifth.
The Wolf Pack (16-39) pulled one back in the sixth inning as LoSauro scored on Garrett Lacour’s single. However, the Grizzlies scored three in the bottom half of the inning to make the score 8-1.
Kevin Lindsey (4-9) took the loss as he allowed 13 hits and eight runs in 5.2 innings. Joel Buhler followed with a perfect 1.1 innings with two strikeouts. Conor Thurman finished the game with a perfect inning.
Tyler Carpenter (3-5) started and earned the win as he pitched three innings while allowing two hits and a walk and striking out five. Drew Riley followed with two scoreless innings. Joe Albertson allowed four hits and a run in .2 innings. Sheldon Connor pitched the next two innings while only allowing two hits and a walk. Austin Smith recorded one out and Christian Van Camp pitched a perfect ninth inning.