(Westwego, La.) Loyola University New Orleans took a 1-0 lead in the second inning but Spring Hill College fought back to win game one of the three game baseball set 5-1 on Friday evening at Segnette Field.
Loyola (15-12, 5-5) took the lead in the second frame as Daniel Pappas walked with two outs. Andrew Fournet courtesy ran for Pappas and stole second base. Kevin Lindsey singled up the middle to score Fournet and put the Pack in front. Harold Toscano walked and Nevin Brown singled to load the bases later in the inning, but Brandon Snow was retired on a fielder’s choice with the bases loaded
The Wolf Pack put Spring Hill pitcher Wesley Parrish on the ropes again in the next inning as they loaded the bases with one out as Jack Nicholson and Carmelo LoSauro walked before Karson Cullins was hit by a pitch. However, Parrish got out of the jam by striking out Pappas and inducing a groundout from Lindsey and would retire the Wolf Pack in order over the next six innings en route to the win..
Spring Hill moved in front with a three run fifth inning which was started by a Kyle Freeman walk, who later advanced to second on a fielder’s choice. Roy Moulder reached base on an error as he hit a grounder to Nicholson at third whose throw pulled Brown off the bag at first. Brown then fired back to Nicholson at third as Freeman was advancing and his wild throw allowed Moulder to move to second. Blake Toscano walked to load the bases and Brooks Bobinger followed with a sacrifice fly to rightfield. Brian Sims plated two runs in the next at bat when he lined a single to left field.
The Badgers (17-10, 8-5) added two more in the sixth inning as Taylor Eads hit a one out triple down the line in rightfield. Freeman followed with a single to score Eads. Moulder then launched a double to deep left centerfield allowing Freeman to score from first and put the Badgers up 5-1.
Daniel Posway (3-2) pitched eight innings and allowed 10 hits, five runs, and two walks. Only two of his runs were earned as he also struck out two batters, but earned the loss. Caleb Bohan pitched a shutout ninth inning.
Parrish (2-4) gave up two hits, four walks, and one run, while retiring 20 consecutive Loyola hitters to close out the complete game victory.
Sims was 2 for 5 with 2 RBI’s while Bobinger was 2 for 2 with one RBI. Freeman was 2 for 3 at the plate with two runs and a RBI.
The two Jesuit rivals will return to action tomorrow as they face off in a doubleheader slated to begin at 1 p.m. at Segnette Field.