NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Loyola University New Orleans baseball team earned a split against Brescia University, falling in game one, 4-3, before taking the series finale 12-2.
In the first game of the afternoon, Brescia (2-2) went ahead early, off of Alex Hegge’s first-inning home run. Starting pitcher Taylor Domengeaux then settled down, not allowing another run to cross the plate until the fifth.
Meanwhile, the Loyola (2-2) offense came alive, scoring two runs in the bottom of the third to take the lead. Both runs came off of sacrifice flies, one each from Slade Sanders and Karson Cullins.
The Bearcats would respond in the fifth, scoring once before taking advantage of an LU error and scoring two unearned runs.
A Loyola comeback attempt in the bottom of the fifth resulted in a run, but the ‘Pack couldn’t pull ahead. LU had two runners on base in the seventh, but the game ended with those runners stranded.
Later in the afternoon, Jeffery Castille (1-0) took the mound, where he proceeded to pitch a gem. The sophomore from New Orleans pitched a complete game, and gave up just two unearned runs.
The Wolfpack offense burst open in the fourth inning. Ryan Scott and Evan Turkish each doubled home runs for LU, and Cullins had an RBI knock of his own. The ‘Pack scored another run off an error to cap off its four-run frame.
In the next inning, the ‘Pack piled on even more runs. The eight-run inning was highlighted by Cullins’ single that plated two runs, and RBI singles from Domengeaux, Turkish and Sanders.
The Wolfpack was led by Cullins, who had a 2-for-3 game with 3 RBIs. Turkish went 3-for-3 with two runs scored, and Domengeaux was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
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