No Luck in Vegas on Day Two

Feb. 17, 2018

Box Score

Playing its second game at the Marucci Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nev. on Saturday, LMU (0-2) suffered an 8-2 setback at the hands of Indiana State (1-1).

Roberto Enriquez and Romero Harris led the way for the Sycamores, finishing with multi-hit games. Enriquez went 3-for-5 with a run scored and a RBI, while Harris was 2-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBI, including a two-run homer in the second to put ISU on the board.

Harris' homer came off of LMU starter Nick Frasso, as the right-hander allowed five runs on seven hits over 4.0 innings while striking out five in his collegiate debut. The loss dropped Frasso to 0-1 on the season.

Triston Polley got the start for Indiana State, turning in 6.0 innings of quality work while allowing just one unearned run on three hits and one walk while striking out five. The left-hander improved to 1-0 on the year with the victory.

Offensively, LMU managed seven hits, with Trevin Esquerra and Ryan Ruley each collecting two.

After Harris made it 2-0 with his homer in the second, Indiana State added three more in the fourth, highlighted by RBI-singles from Harris and Max Wright, to make it 5-0.

LMU finally got on the board in the sixth when Billy Wilson came around to score on an errant throw to third trying to catch him moving up 90 feet on a wild pitch.

ISU would add single runs in the seventh and eighth innings, stretching the lead to 7-1, before the Lions plated their final tally on a RBI-single from Jamey Smart to chase home Niko Decolati.



Enriquez capped a stellar day at the plate with a RBI-single in the top of the ninth, and Donnie Ames threw a scoreless bottom of the ninth to complete his third inning of work and earn his first save of the year.

The Lions will look to get in the win column on Sunday when they face the host UNLV Rebels at 3 p.m.


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