(Mobile, AL) Loyola University New Orleans is undone by big sixth inning of game one of the doubleheader against Spring Hill College as they fall 15-3. Spring Hill had a two run seventh inning in game two to break a tie as they won 5-3 over the Pack.
Game 1: Loyola 3 Spring Hill College 15
Loyola opened the first game with three runs in the first inning as Brandon Snow led off the game with a double to right field. Philip Cazayoux bunted Snow to third and Karson Cullins picked up an RBI on a groundout to first. Carmelo LoSauro singled through the right side of the infield with no one on base before Evan Turkish pulled a home run over the right field fence.
However, the Wolf Pack lead didn’t last as the Badgers scored three of their own in the bottom half of the inning. Andy Robbins and Brian Sims opened the inning with singles. Robbins scored as Ryan Stevens singled in the next at bat. Willie Floros followed with another single which scored Sims, but Cullins was able to throw out Jack Lauber, who was pinch running for the catcher Floros, trying to advance to third. John Hollingsworth singled which scored Floros. The first seven batters of the game reached for the Badgers as they were able to eliminate the Pack lead.
Spring Hill took the lead in the second inning as Blake Toscano singled, stole second, advanced to third on a balk and scored on an RBI groundout by Sims. The Badgers added runs in the third and fifth innings before a nine run sixth inning opened up the game.
Hollingsworth and Robbins both had two RBI doubles in the sixth. Nick Schmiemeier scored two with a single up the middle before Stevens and Floros knocked in one each with RBI doubles.
The Wolf Pack had an opportunity to add runs in the top of the seventh, but the game ended with the bases loaded.
Daniel Posway (2-6) took the loss as the Loyola starter pitched 1+ innings while allowing four runs on seven hits in the first frame. Tony Asta pitched four innings of relief while allowing two runs on five hits and a walk. Bradley Brunet and Jared Belmonte struggled in the sixth inning as Brunet pitched .1 innings allowing five runs on five hits. Belmonte pitched the remaining .2 of an inning while allowing four hits and four runs in the frame.
Casey Adams (2-4) picked up the win as he worked five innings allowing five hits, three runs, and two walks. Jonathan Billings and Jeff Keenum each worked an inning while allowing a combined three hits.
LoSauro had a big hitting day for the Pack as he went 3 for 4 at the plate with a run. Turkish had two RBI’s on his home run blast.
The Badgers got multi-hit games from Robbins, Stevens, Floros, Hollingsworth, Cyrus Beermann, Brooks Bobinger, and Toscano as the team racked up 21 hits and 15 runs in the seven inning game. Every starter collected a hit as nine team members collected RBI’s and ten different players scored.
Game 2: Loyola 3 Spring Hill 5
Spring Hill scored two runs in the seventh inning to break open a tied game, as they went on to win 5-3 in game two of Saturday’s doubleheader.
Stevens singled and Floros walked to open the seventh inning. Hollingsworth moved both guys into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt. After a groundout, Bobinger hit a ball to shortstop Allen Newman. Newman’s wild throw allowed Stevens to score. Floros scored as Joe Sykes hit a single in the next at bat.
Loyola took the lead temporarily in the fourth inning as LoSauro led off the inning with a hit by pitch. Bradley Brunet walked, before Britt Pellegrin hit a RBI single to center. Nevin Brown singled to load the bases before Allen Newman singled down the right field line which scored two, giving the Pack a 3-2 lead.
Spring Hill put up two runs in the second inning to take the early lead as Bobinger singled, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on another Sykes’ single. Lauber pinch ran for Sykes and scored on Sims single to centerfield.
The Badgers tied the game in the fifth inning as Sims singled, moved to second on a groundout and scored on a Floros single through the hole at second base.
Loyola got the tying run on base in the ninth inning as Cameron Choquette walked and Philip Cazayoux bunted for a base hit, but they were both stranded on base.
Jeffrey Castille started and pitched six innings while allowing six hits, three walks, and three runs while striking out three Badgers. Joel Buhler (2-6) picked up the loss as he pitched 1.2 innings while allowing three hits and two unearned runs. Connor Thurman recorded one out to round out the game.
Keller Douglas pitched three innings while allowing one hit, one run, and two walks. Jonathan Billings pitched three innings while allowing three hits and two runs. Jack Howard (2-2) earned the win as he pitched one inning without allowing a run. Michael Moch earned the save as he finished out the game with two innings of shutout baseball, just allowing a walk and a hit.
Brown collected two hits for Loyola (15-37, 8-22), while five other starters each picked up a single. Garrett Lacour had one of those hits and a stolen base.
Robbins, Sims, and Sykes had two hit games for Spring Hill (20-27, 10-17). Sykes had two RBI singles, with five different Badgers scoring runs.
Loyola will return to action on Tuesday, April 23rd as they will head to Baton Rouge to take on Southern University at 6:00 p.m. for the second week in a row. Loyola fell 8-2 when the team’s faced off last Tuesday.