Feb. 16, 2014
LOS ANGELES – Utah Valley University saw an early lead disappear as a five-run fifth inning propelled Loyola Marymount to a 9-2 victory on Sunday. The win gave the Lions (2-1) the series win over the Wolverines (1-2).
Utah Valley continues its eight-game, season-opening road trip on Tuesday at Arizona in a two-game midweek series.
On Sunday, Mark Krueger gave the Wolverines a lead in the first with a two-out, RBI double that scored Jordy Hart. LMU threatened to tie it in the bottom half of the inning, putting runners at second and third with nobody out. With David Fletcher at third, David Edwards lined a ball to center where Hart made the catch and gunned down Fletcher at the plate.
The Lions tied it with a run in the third on an infield single by Tommy Cheek.
In the fourth, Sean Moysh led off with a double and moved to third on base hit by Krueger. Beau Kallas drove home his second run of the weekend with an infield single to score Moysh, putting UVU back in front by a run. Despite getting the three hits to lead off the inning, Utah Valley couldn’t add more than the one run.
Loyola Marymount scored its first runs on the fifth on a two-run double from Austin Miller. The Lions had just three hits in the inning and took advantage of a pair of Wolverine defensive errors. LMU added a run in the seventh and two more in the eighth.
Krueger’s two hits led Utah Valley on the day while LMU got three hits each from the two hitters at the top of its lineup, Fletcher and Miller, on a 12-hit day for the Lions. All three of Miller’s hits were doubles.
took the loss for the Wolverines while C. Fuentes picked up the win for LMU in 5.1 innings of work.