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Lions Shutdown Aggie Offense in Game One

Stephen Kahn had 10 strikeouts in a 2-1 win in rainy game one.
Stephen Kahn had 10 strikeouts in a 2-1 win in rainy game one.

Feb. 21, 2004

Final Stats

Los Angeles, CA (Feb. 21) - The Loyola Marymount University baseball team shutdown the nation's leading offense as the Lions earn a 2-1 victory over New Mexico State in game one of a doubleheader at Page Stadium on a wet Saturday afternoon.

Game one was a classic pitchers dual as sophomore Stephen Kahn was impressive, going six innings, striking out 10 and allowing no earned runs to pick up his second win of the season. Kahn's 10 strikeouts came against five walks while allowing just two hits and one unearned run.

The Lions improve to 4-2 on the season and the Aggies, who were playing in their first road game, fall to 6-3.

Kahn had solid support as Kevin Jenson, Gabriel Bueno and Jeff Stevens allowed just one hit and no runs in three innings of relief. Jenson struckout one and allowed a hit in one inning of work in the seventh inning and Bueno pitched struckout one and walked one in two-third of an inning.

Stevens picked up his first save of the season, going 1.1 flawless innings, striking out one. The Lions finished with 13 strikeouts and allowed just three hits to the best hitting team in the nation, who came into the doubleheader averaging .373 with three home runs a contest.

The Lions offense would give the pitching staff all they needed with a run in the second and fifth inning to earn the win.

After New Mexico State took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, the Lions evened the score when James Cooper led the second inning with a double. He would then score on Kyle Mura's single.

LMU would then take the lead for good when Clint McGill would score after leading off the fifth inning with a single. He would score on Billy Lockin's grounder to short stop.

 

 

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