posted on February 07, 2012 18:30
MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile opened the 2012 season by splitting a non-conference doubleheader with visiting Loyola University Tuesday, taking the opener 2-1 in 9 innings before falling 4-3 in the 7-inning finale.
Mobile (1-1) will host Talladega for a three-game series, beginning Friday at 2 pm.
The opener saw the Rams use five pitchers to pick up the win, with Shane Ikner working 1 inning of scoreless relief to pick up the victory. The staff fanned 12 Wolfpack hitters.
At the plate, Justin Beck finished 2-4 from the leadoff spot, while Ryan Parazine went 1-3 and scored a run.
Loyola struck first with a solo bomb from Tony Asta in the 2nd inning, and that score held up until Parazine ripped a one-out double in the 6th, and later scored on a Loyola error.
Then, after Loyola left the bases juiced in the 8th, Mobile won it in the bottom of the 9th on a walkoff RBI-double down the left field line from Beck to plate Ryan Waltman.
Game two saw six Ram pitchers combined to fan only four batters and walk six. Jacob Knowles took the loss after giving up 1 earned run on 4 hits in 2 innings of work. Trey Campeaux picked up the win for the Wolfpack after allowing 3 unearned runs in 3 innings of relief work.
Ryne Phillips led the way at the dish with a 2-4 effort, while Cameron White finished 1-4 with 2 RBI. Greg Bellelo finished 3-4 for Loyola, while Asta went 2-4 and picked up the save with 1 inning of work.
Loyola scored in the 1st, 4th and 5th innings to build a 4-0 lead before the Mobile bats went to work, with a little help from the Wolfpack defense. In the bottom of the 5th, the Rams tallied 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 errors, with White singling home a pair.After stranding a pair in the 6th, Mobile went quietly in the 7th.