(Baton Rouge, La.) The Loyola University New Orleans baseball team headed to Lee-Hines Field on Tuesday evening to square off against NCAA DI Southern University for a single game in Baton Rouge.
Despite a gem on the mound from pitcher Stewart Campbell (SR/New Orleans, La.), the Wolf Pack fell to the Jaguars 2-1 on Tuesday in Loyola’s final nonconference game of the season.
The Wolf Pack (21-26) returns home this weekend for a marquee conference series against Bethel University. The home series against the Wildcats will be an eventful one as Friday’s doubleheader (4:00 p.m.) will be the Wolf Pack’s annual “Wounded Warrior Game” while Saturday’s game (1:00 p.m.) will feature a special senior day presentation.
Southern 2 – Loyola 1
Loyola started the game off with three-straight hits in the top of the first inning. Kevin Meehan (FR/Metairie, La.) led off with a single to right before Rawlings Elam (JR/Houston, Tx.) delivered with a double out to right center. Jesse Jordan (SO/New Iberia, La.) then singled with one out to give Loyola two men on but both would be left stranded at as the Wolf Pack hit into a double play to end the rally.
The two teams combined for just one hit over the next 1.5 innings and the score remained 0-0 heading into the third inning.
After reaching on a throwing error to kick off the third, Meehan would score off a wild pitch to put the visitors up 1-0.
The Jaguars stormed back over the next two innings by tacking on one run in both the fourth and fifth inning to take the slim 2-1 lead at home.
Loyola only managed to record one hit (in the eighth) over the next four innings and would eventually fall 2-1 in Baton Rouge.
Meehan and Elam both went 2-for-4 on Tuesday with Meehan adding one run scored.
On the mound, Campbell (2-3) got the loss after allowing just two runs (one earned) on four hits with three walks and a season-high five strikeouts in 7.0 innings pitched.