HOUMA, La. – Tyler Duplantis had three hits on the evening and Brien Delahoussaye had a run scored and an RBI, but the Loyola University baseball team came up just short to Nicholls State University on Tuesday night, 3-2.
Ryan Scott had a run batted in, tying him with Duplantis for the team lead, with 26 on the season. Chase Jaramillo led the NSU offense, going 2-for-2 with a run scored. Jeremy Hill had the lone RBI for the Colonels.
Nicholls State (9-14) took an early lead when Hill hit an RBI single with one out in the first inning.
The Wolfpack (10-25) tied the game in the top of the fourth, as Delahoussaye reached on a fielder’s choice with the bases loaded with one out.
The Colonels answered right back, scoring two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Scott Moseley reached base on a Loyola defensive lapse with two outs, plating Jaramillo and Bear Comer.
Duplantis hit a two-out triple in the sixth, but was left stranded. The ‘Pack scored a run in the seventh. Loyola loaded the bases with a single, a walk and an error. Scott took four straight balls to walk in a run.
In the ninth, the Wolfpack started out with a single from pinch hitter Evan Turkish. In the next at-bat, though, Philip Cazayoux struck out and pinch runner Slade Sanders was caught stealing on the same pitch. Taylor Domengeaux kept the inning alive with a single, but a grounder to the pitcher’s mound ended the rally for the Wolfpack.
Trey Campeaux went four innings, allowing just one run on five hits. Hunter Tyree (0-1) took the loss for LU, throwing two innings and giving up two unearned runs. Jeffery Castille pitched two scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and striking out two Colonels. Dalton Torres (1-1) earned the win for NSU, pitching 7.1 innings and giving up two runs (one earned) to the Wolfpack.
LU will host the University of Mobile in a Southern States Athletic Conference series at Segnette Field this weekend. The teams will play a night game on Friday, April 1 at 6 p.m. and will close with a doubleheader the next afternoon at 1 p.m. Loyola is 2-0 against Mobile this season after sweeping the Rams in a short two-game series in early February.
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