Wolfpack Top Rams In SSAC West Series Opener
posted on April 01, 2011 22:30
WESTWEGO, La-- Loyola University edged the University of Mobile 6-5 in a SSAC West baseball game Friday evening.
Mobile (23-12, 5-5) and Loyola (11-25, 3-4) will finish the 3-game set with a 1 pm doubleheader Saturday.
Tyler Duplantis's RBI-single in the bottom of the 9th won the game for the Wolfpack, and made a winner out of Carl Labit, who threw .2 innings of perfect relief. John Ladnier took the loss in relief for the Rams after giving up 1 unearned run on 3 hits in .1 innings of work.
Cody Barber went 2-4 with 2 runs and a solo homer for the Rams, while Cameron White, Justin Beck, Jeremy Williams and Sam Mahoney each added a pair of hits for Mobile.
Duplantis finished 2-5 with 2 RBI and a home run for Loyola, while Ryan Scott finished 4-5 and Taylor Domengeaux went 3-5.
Mobile opened the scoring with a RBI-single from Williams in the 1st and then added a run on Barber's solo blast in the 2nd. The Rams tacked on two more runs in the 6th, with White singling home Barber to take a 4-3 lead.
After the Wolfpack put up single tallies in the 7th and 8th to take a 5-4 lead, but the Rams answered in the top of the 9th on Beck's RBI-hit to score Josh Blaylock after a leadoff double.
Instead of forcing extras, Loyola won it in the bottom half of the 9th. Ladnier induced a come-backer to start the inning, but the next four batters reached with three singles and an error to set up Duplantis's walk-off hit.