May 2, 2003
San Diego, CA - Loyola Marymount dropped a 6-4 decision to San Diego, Friday afternoon at Cunningham Stadium. The Toreros upped their record to 24-27 overall, 13-12 in the West Coast Conference, while LMU drops to 22-25, 9-13 in the WCC. The Lions have lost 12 of their last 13 games.
San Diego right-handed starter Kyle Collins (7-4) worked six complete innings, allowing a pair of runs on five hits to get the win. USD reliever Tony Perez came on to work three innings for his league leading 10th save
Lion slugger Joshua Whitesell put the Lions ahead 1-0 when he hit his 11th home run of the season off Collins in the third inning.
With the score even at one in the fifth, USD sophomore Freddy Sandoval drove in Perez on a two-out single to right field. USD would score three more times in the sixth on a two-RBI double by shortstop Ben Quinto and an RBI single by Joey Prast.
Lion starter Kyle Huddy (4-6) was the pitcher of record for LMU. Jonathan Higashi and Chris Pettit both had two hits for the Lions, who have lost eight straight games dating back to April 19th.
The two teams are scheduled to play Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. as the series continues at USD's Cunningham Stadium.