Feb. 16, 2005
Los Angeles, Calif. - Joe Frazee's two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh lifted LMU baseball over the University of British Columbia 7-6 in Wednesday afternoon's exhibition game. The Lions trailed 6-2 after five and half innings, but scored three runs in the sixth to pull within one and set-up Frazee's game-winner.
Frazee's shot also brought in Chris Pettit, who had drawn the lead-off walk from UBC reliever Andrew LaFleur.
The Lions pushed three across in the bottom of the sixth when a single by Josh Bradbury scored Kyle Mura, who reached on an error by shortstop Tyler Hughes. A.J. LaMonda, who also reached on an error- this time by first baseman Brett Murray, then scored on a wild pitch by reliever Pat Smith. Jon Oller's single to left then brought in Bradbury to make it 6-5.
Though British Columbia put two runs on the board quickly in the first, the Lions responded in the second when Matt Carter hit a double off the Mikos Blue Monster in his first at bat as a Lion. Matt White followed with a triple to right that brought in the Lions' first run.
LaMonda also tallied a run in the fourth, scoring on a passed ball.
Ezequiel Ruvalcaba got the start for the Lions and allowed three hits in his two innings of work. Erik Reyes was the winning pitcher after holding the Thunderbirds to three hits in the final 4.1 innings, while striking out four.
As an exhibition game, stats and results will not be counted in the Lions' season numbers.
LMU will be back in action this weekend at home, hosting San Jose State for a three-game series. The series is scheduled to begin Friday at 2:00 p.m. Rain is once again forecasted for the Los Angeles area this weekend, so Lion fans should check www.LMULions.com for the latest game status updates.