Feb. 16, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -
The LMU baseball team (1-1) received a stellar pitching effort that made one run stand up in a 1-0 shutout victory over Utah (1-1) on Saturday at LMU's Page Stadium. Sophomore Trevor Megill tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and a walk while striking out 11 Ute hitters. The right-hander threw 102 pitches to improve to 1-0 on the year.
After Megill's masterful performance, senior Matt Florer
tossed a scoreless eighth inning before handing the ball over to the LMU closer, Bret Dahlson
. The right-hander allowed a leadoff single, but pitched around the runner en route to claiming his first save of the year.
Senior Cullen Mahoney paced the Lion offense, finishing 2-for-3 with a run scored. With Mahoney on at second after bunting his way aboard in the third, senior Matt Lowenstein lined a RBI-single into centerfield where Braden Anderson dove and trapped the ball. Mahoney, running on the play with two out, scored with ease as the Lions received all the run support it would need for the pitching staff.
Utah lefty Tanner Banks was also stellar on the hill, taking the loss in the pitcher's duel after throwing 7.1 innings and allowing one run on four hits and a walk while striking out one. Banks, who was 11-0 last season for Salt Lake City College, fell to 0-1 with the decision.
LMU returns to action tomorrow when it concludes the three-game series with Utah at 1 p.m.