Pair of Six-Run Innings Sink Lions

April 10, 2018

Box Score

Playing on the road at UC Santa Barbara, LMU (14-18) surrendered six runs in the first inning, and six more in fourth, en route to dropping a 13-4 decision to the Gauchos (15-13-1) on Tuesday afternoon.

OFFENSIVE LION OF THE GAME: Junior Niko Decolati finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI, including one on his third homer of the year leading off the fifth inning.

PAQUET STRUGGLES IN FIRST START: Left-hander Sean Paquet struggled in his first career start, allowing six runs on five hits and two walks over two-thirds of an inning. Paquet fell to 0-2 after being saddled with the loss.

A PAIR OF SIX-RUN INNINGS: UCSB sent 11 men to the plate in the first inning, scoring six runs on six hits, including RBI-doubles from Tommy Jew and Marcos Castanon. Castanon finished the game 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBI. After adding one run in the third, the Gauchos plated six runs on five hits in the fourth. The Lions walked three in the inning, and Eric Yang and McClain O’Connor contributed RBI-singles to highlight the frame.

BEN BRECHT EARNS THE WIN: Lefty Ben Brecht got the start and earned the win after tossing the first 5.0 innings and allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits. Brecht was charged with an unearned run in the third following his own throwing error, and ultimately allowed a pair of runs in the fifth before improving to 2-2 on the season.

BOX SCORE NOTES: All nine of UCSB’s starters reached base safely in the game, and all but two hit safely in the contest … five UCSB players finished with multiple hits, including Yang who went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI … the Gauchos posted 13 runs on 15 hits, but only collected two extra-base hits – both doubles … despite the lopsided loss, LMU’s Holden Christian, Austin Carder and Josh Robins combined to toss the final 4.2 scoreless out of the bullpen … LMU scored a pair of unearned runs, taking advantage of three Gaucho errors.

 

 

LMU NOTES: LMU has lost six of the last seven, and seven of the last nine, overall … the Lions are being outscored 58-19 over the last five games … LMU hurlers have pitched to an 11.79 ERA over the string, allowing 55 earned runs over 42 innings of work … Lion starters have now managed less than 3.0 innings of work in five of the last six turns …

ON DECK: LMU will return to West Coast Conference action on Friday when it opens a three-game series with WCC-leader San Francisco at 6 p.m.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS: LMU still has 12 home games remaining to be played at Page Stadium. New ticket plans start at $50 for a General Admission season ticket, while Reserved season tickets can be purchased for $99. Members of LMU’s Little Lions Club also get into all LMU home baseball games as part of the membership, while students, faculty and staff with a valid One Card also receive free General Admission access to every home game. Reserved season tickets behind home plate include a nameplate on your chair identifying your seat(s). Fans can also package a mini plan to include any five home games this year, with prices starting at $30. To purchase season tickets, mini plans or single-game tickets, please contact the LMU Box Office at 310-338-5466 or visit LMULions.com/tickets.

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