Privateers limited to four hits in loss
NEW ORLEANS – The University of New Orleans baseball team concluded its Southland Conference series with Lamar on Sunday afternoon, falling short of completing its second league sweep of the season in a 9-1 loss.
New Orleans’ (19-14, 8-7 Southland Conference) lone run of the game came in their final at bat, as a groundout for junior catcher Spencer Miller scored senior first baseman Dakota Dean to end Lamar’s (18-15, 6-9 Southland) chance of a shutout victory.
“We still can’t figure out the right pitching combination for Sunday,” head coach Blake Dean. “Offensively we could not get anything going. We are still hot and cold, we have to come out more aggressive in these Sunday games.”
The Cardinals took the lead in the second stanza, using a two-out home run from Brendan Satran to score three runs. Lamar added insurance runs to their lead in the third, fifth, seventh and eighth innings, with a solo home run in the fifth.
The Privateers created an opportunity to get cut into the lead in the fifth inning with a single from junior catcher John Cable followed by junior third baseman Owen Magee reaching on a fielding error putting runners on first and second with no outs, but Lamar posted three-straight outs to end the threat.
For the Privateers, freshman right handed pitcher Reeves Martin logged a team-high four innings on the mound, coming in and allowing one run off three hits with two walks and a strikeout. Junior right handed pitcher William Griffin, senior right handed pitcher Ryan Leone and junior left handed pitcher Matthew Gillis all logged one scoreless inning, with Leone posting a team-best two strikeouts.
Lamar’s offense was led by Cutler McDowell, who posted a game-best three hits, while Trey Silvers and Satran each hit a home run and recorded a pair of RBI. Jace Campbell got the start for Lamar on the mound, throwing seven scoreless innings with five strikeouts to get the victory.
The series wraps up on Sunday, April 9 with a 1 p.m. start time. For tickets to future Privateers athletic events, contact the UNO Athletics Ticket Office at (504) 280-GAME (4263) and season tickets can be purchased over the Internet by clicking HERE.