Lions Shut Out at #17 UCLA, 2-0
LMU could not get going offensively and sophomore ace Colin Welmon struggled with his command.
April 12, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The LMU baseball team (17-16) could not get anything going offensively and sophomore ace Colin Welmon struggled with his command over 5.1 innings as LMU was shut out for the second time this season in a 2-0 loss to #17 UCLA (21-9) on Friday to start a three-game series being played at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Welmon lasted just 5.1 innings, his third-shortest outing of his career, allowing just two runs but walking a career-high eight hitters. He had previously walked three three times in his career. The right-hander did well to limit the damage, but a two-RBI double off the bat of Brian Carroll in the second inning proved to be all the offense UCLA would need in the victory. The Lions and Bruins each collected four hits, but LMU walked nine hitters, hit one and committed three errors to hand UCLA ample opportunities.
Offensively LMU had trouble figuring out junior right-hander Adam Plutko. Plutko, who earned the victory and improved to 4-2, allowed just three hits over seven shutout innings while striking out a season-high eight hitters. Zack Weiss and David Berg each tossed a scoreless inning of relief, with Berg's ninth inning resulting in his seventh save of the year.
LMU will return to action tomorrow when it continues the three-game series with the Bruins at 2 p.m.