WESTWEGO, La-- Saturday was a day of highs and lows for the University of Mobile baseball team as they split a conference doubleheader at Loyola University-New Orleans.
Loyola took the opening game 9-1, but Mobile rebounded to take the finale 9-0. Mobile (17-23, 10-15) travels to Auburn University-Montgomery for a doubleheader Tuesday, April 6 at 3 pm.
Jarrin Brister scattered 7 hits over 8 shutout innings to grab the win in the finale, while striking out and walking 2. Offensively, the Rams pounded out 16 hits and put up tallies in five of the nine innings.
Travis Williamson finished 3-4 with 2 RBI and a home run, Cody Sanderson finished 3-4, Justin Beck went 2-5 with 2 RBI and Hunter Norris finished 2-5.
Mobile started the scoring with one run in the 2nd thanks to a Wolfpack error and then made it 3-0 in the 3rd thanks to a bases loaded walk from Williamson and a sac fly from Sanderson.
The biggest inning was a three-run 7th as Mobile's bats produced five hits. Williamson scored first in the inning and then Beck and Derek Borgeois added RBI-singles.
Saturday's opener was all Loyola as Taylor Domengeaux went the distance and limited Mobile to 1 run on 4 hits, while fanning a pair. The Wolfpack bats produced 9 runs on 12 hits, scoring five of the six innings they came to bat.
Caleb Templet led the Wolfpack going 3-4 with 3 RBI, while David McChesney went 2-4 at the plate.
Hunter Norris finished 2-3 for the Rams, while Nick Laico was 1-2. Dustin Lee took the loss after surrendering 4 earned runs on 7 hits in 2.2 innings of work.
Loyola started the game by scoring one in the 1st and two in each of the 2nd and 3rd innings to take a quick 5-0 lead, producing 7 hits in those first three innings of play.
McChesney's RBI-infield single put them on the board first and then Templet drove in a run and scored a run in the 3rd to make the game 5-0.