(Pulaski, Tenn.) Loyola University New Orleans baseball team defeated Martin Methodist College 7-1 in the final game of a three game set behind a complete game effort by Daniel Posway on the mound.
Loyola jumped in front in the first inning as Phil Cazayoux doubled to leadoff the game. Karson Cullins singled to right to put runners on the corners. Brandon Snow followed with a single to knock in Cazayoux and give the Pack the lead.
Martin Methodist (20-13, 12-9) tied the game in the second as Evan Ferguson led off the frame with a triple into deep right centerfield. He came home on Ryan Jett’s groundout to shortstop.
The Wolf Pack (21-21, 8-13) didn’t let the game stay tied long as Cazayoux and Cullins started the third with singles. Snow reached base on a fielder’s choice as the Redhawks didn’t record an out on the play. Jack Nicholson singled into left to score Cazayoux and Cullins. LoSauro reached on a fielder’s choice to put runners on the corners. Lance Licciardi had an infield single to score Snow and put the Pack up 4-1.
Loyola added two more in the fourth inning as Garett Lacour had a leadoff single to right. Lacour stole second. After two batters were retired, Snow singled to bring home Lacour. Snow stole second and came home to score as Nicholson reached on an error by the shortstop.
Loyola added one more run in the ninth as Peyton Senner had a two out single into centerfield. Chris Bell scored him with a double to right field in the next at bat as both players were pinch hitting.
Daniel Posway (4-4) pitched a complete game while allowing 10 hits and one earned run. The sophomore righthander struck out five.
Zach Brewer (3-1) took the loss as he pitched three innings and surrendered seven hits, four earned runs, and one walk. Cody Vernon followed with 3.2 innings as he allowed three hits , two runs, and one earned run. Owen Blackwelder pitched the final 2.1 innings while giving up two hits and one run.
Loyola’s offense was led by two hits from Cazayoux, Cullins, and Snow. Snow plated two and scored two while Cazayoux scored two runs. Cullins scored once, while Nicholson knocked in three as part of a 1 for 5 day.
Martin Methodist got a three hit game from Brodie Jeffrey. Jimbo Ramsey was 2 for 4 at the plate. Ferguson scored the only run while Jett had the lone Redhawks RBI.
Loyola will be back in action on Tuesday, April 8th as they will take on Southern University at 6 p.m. in Baton Rouge.