No. 1 Faulkner bounces back, takes two from Loyola

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Coming off a historic 5-3 upset victory yesterday, the Loyola University New Orleans baseball team returned to Segnette Field on Saturday afternoon to cap off its three-game series against No. 1 Faulkner University.

Following yesterday’s shocking defeat, the Eagles bounced back in a big way on Saturday afternoon, taking both games in Westwego by the scores of 13-0 and 9-3.

With the loss, Loyola drops to 17-22 overall and 3-9 in the conference play, while top-ranked Faulkner improves to 33-4 on the year and 11-1 in league action.

Game One: Faulkner 13 – Loyola 0

Highlights

  • It was all Eagles in game one as the visiting team managed to score at least one run in five out of the seven innings.

For Loyola, Alexander Lorenzo (SR/Miami, Fla.), Ben Condara (JR/Houston, Tx.), Brandon Wilson Jr. (FR/Chalmette, La.), and Nathan Law (FR/Arab, Ala.) each accounted for one hit in game one.  Spencer Rosenbohm (JR/Daphne, Ala.) led the team with three assists, while Condara collected a team-best five putouts in the loss.

Nick Moore (SR/Marrero, La.) got the start in a game one, giving up nine runs (seven earned) on six hits with four walks in 2.1 innings pitched. With the loss, Moore drops to 1-3 overall in eight total appearances.

Game Two: Faulkner 9 – Loyola 3

Highlights

  • Faulkner got on the board in the top of the first to take the 1-0 advantage early before a RBI single by Ben Condara knotted the game at 1-1 entering the second.
  • Following a scoreless second, Loyola grabbed its first lead of the game after a RBI single by Brandon Wilson Jr. scored Rosenbohm from third.
  • Faulkner went up 5-2 in the fourth after putting up four runs in the top half of the inning.
  • Loyola’s final run came in the bottom of the fourth thanks to a RBI single to right by Jesse Jordan (SO/New Iberia, La.).
  • The Eagles tacked on four more runs over the net five innings to grab the 9-3 victory in game two.

Jordan continued his strong play in game two, going 3-for-5 with one RBI and a run scored.  Wilson Jr. went 2-for-4 and a RBI and Ben Condara tallied one hit and one RBI in the loss.

The Wolf Pack returns to action on Wednesday, April 5, as the team takes on NCAA DI Southern University at Wesley Barrow Stadium in New Orleans.

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