(New Orleans, La.) – The Loyola University New Orleans baseball team looked to carry the momentum of two much-needed victories over the Brewton-Parker Barons on Friday into the third and final matchup on Saturday.
With the eighth and final playoff spot in their control, the Wolf Pack tallied 16 runs against the Barons to come away with the 16-6 win over the home team and complete the series sweep on Saturday.
Loyola now sits at 21-25 overall and 7-11 in league play after the road win this weekend.
Rawlings Elam got his team on the board late in the first inning. A batted ball by Alexander Lorenzo got Elam from third all the way to home, giving the Wolf Pack the early advantage at 1-0.
But the home team would have the response entering the bottom of the first. The Barons tacked on three runs to take the lead at 3-1 and gain the momentum temporarily in the contest.
Two runs scored by Ben Condara and Spencer Rosenbohm knotted the game at 3-3 heading into the bottom of the second.
After a stellar effort on the mound by Gary Cavalo Jr. in the bottom of the second, the Wolf Pack offense was on full display at the top of the third.
With Brandon Wilson Jr. camped at first base, a triple by Lorenzo gave the Wilson Jr. the chance to advance all the way to home plate to bring the score to 4-3 in favor of the road team.
Lorenzo was the next member of the Wolf Pack to record a run, as the senior right fielder got all the way home on a batted ball by Ben Condara bringing the score to 5-3.
The offensive exhibition ended with a fifth and final run of the inning scored by Peyton Senner on a batted ball by Elam to put the road squad on top 8-3.
Loyola scored eight more runs over the next four innings to eventually take home the 16-6 win over Brewton-Parker.
Cavalo Jr. picked up the win for his work on the mound, giving up only five hits and three strikeouts on five innings pitched in Saturday’s victory.
The Wolf Pack will play their final home series of the regular season against the Bethel Wildcats on Friday, April 21. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. at Segnette Field.