Lions Drop 13-7 Decision at San Diego State
LMU scored first, but allowed crooked numbers in the fourth, fifth and seventh in the loss.
May 15, 2012
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The LMU baseball team (23-24) dropped a non-conference game at San Diego State (23-30) by a count of 13-7 on Tuesday, surrendering three runs in the fourth, five runs in the fifth and four runs in the seventh to accompany a lone run in the third. San Diego State used the stolen base to hurt the Lions, swiping nine bases - the most allowed by the Lions since complete game records began to be recorded in 1998.
Greg Allen finished 3-for-6 with two runs scored, four RBI, a double and three stolen bases out of the leadoff spot to guide San Diego State to the win. Tanner Reibenspies also had multi-RBI, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a stolen base and three RBI.
Senior Alex Guthrie paced the Lion offense, finishing 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and four RBI, including a bases-clearing double with the bases loaded to help LMU to a four-run eighth inning. Guthrie has now hit safely in 10 straight games.
Both teams used a variety of pitchers on Tuesday, with Ramiro Carreon getting the nod for LMU. The right-hander lasted 2.2 innings, allowing a run on three hits and two walks while striking out two. LMU committed a pair of errors behind LMU's pitching staff on Tuesday. Junior Sean McIntyre took the loss after dealing one inning and surrendering three runs to fall to 0-1. Kevin Glomb was the next out of the pen, tossing two-thirds of an inning before Sean Buckle, Kyle Raubinger and Justin Grijalva combined to finish the game on the hill. Grijalva tossed the final 1.1 innings, allowing just one walk in a solid showing.
Mike Hachadorian, Ethan Miller and Travis Pitcher each tossed two innings for San Diego State, as Miller and Pitcher contributed scoreless innings. Miller earned the victory for his work, improving to 3-1 with the decision. LMU managed to get to the late relievers, scoring five runs off of Philip Walby and one more against Mitch Bluman, but it wasn't enough.
LMU will return to action on Friday when it opens a crucial three-game West Coast Conference series with Pepperdine at 3 p.m.