Loyola baseball drops 13-3 decision to LSU-Shreveport on Sunday afternoon

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(Shreveport, La.) The Loyola University New Orleans baseball team headed back to Pilot Field on Sunday afternoon to wrap up its three-game series against (RV) Louisiana State University-Shreveport.

After dropping both games of yesterday’s doubleheader, the Wolf Pack entered Sunday looking to steal a road victory from the 10-3 Pilots.

Despite scoring first, Loyola was unable to combat 18 hits by the home team on Sunday en route to the 13-3 defeat in seven innings.

With the loss, Loyola now sits at 9-8 overall. The Wolf Pack will head to Dallas, Texas tomorrow to start a three-game series with Dallas Christian College. Depending on the weather, Loyola will either start the series with a doubleheader tomorrow or push the DH to Tuesday and play a single game Monday afternoon.

With two outs in the top of the first, Blake Toscano stepped to the plate and sent a shot over the left field wall on a 2-2 count to put the Wolf Pack up 1-0 after one.

Down 0-1, the Pilots manufactured three runs in the home half of the inning to grab the 3-1 advantage entering the second.

Starting pitcher Nick Moore held LSUS to just one hit over his next two innings of work and the score remained 3-1 heading into the top of the fourth.

With one out in the fourth, Alexander Lorenzo and Jimmy Richardson both reached on back-to-back walks. Jesse Jordan followed with a putout to advance the runners then John Hernandez walked to load the bases. With the bases loaded and two outs, Kevin Meehan flied out to right to end the inning and leave the three stranded on base.

The home team added another run in the bottom of the fourth to stretch the lead to 4-1.

With two outs in the fifth, Nathan Law singled before Toscano drew a walk to give the Wolf Pack two runners on. Lorenzo then stepped to the plate and connected on his third double of the series to bring in both Law and Toscano and cut the deficit to just one run at 4-3.

LSUS exploded with seven runs over the next two innings to bring the game to 11-3 heading into the seventh.

After Loyola failed to manufacture a base runner in the top of the seventh, the home team was able to add two more runs to the board to take the third game 13-3 in seven innings.

Lorenzo chipped in two RBI in game three to give him a team-high 21 on the season. Toscano added a RBI on Sunday while also scoring two runs and notching his first long ball of the season.

Moore (0-1) suffered his first loss of the year after allowing six runs (five earned) on 11 hits with two walks and four strikeouts in 4.2 innings pitched.

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