Trojans Stumble, Fall 8-0 to Visting Loyola Marymount|
March 29, 2016
LOS ANGELES – The Trojan offense was unable to get things rolling, falling 8-0 to visiting Loyola Marymount on Tuesday evening at Dedeaux Field.
The Trojans (11-12) were held off balance all evening, as Lions’ starter Blake Redman threw eight innings of five-hit, shutout baseball, striking out seven Trojans while not allowing a walk.
Redman allowed five different hits to five different Trojans, with only one from Timmy Robinson (Huntington Beach, Calif./Ocean View HS) going for extra bases. The team’s five hits tie for the second-lowest total in a game all year.
The Trojans best offensive opportunity came in the first inning and potentially could have changed the course of the game. With two outs, Jeremy Martinez (Fountain Valley, Calif./Mater Dei HS) singled to start the rally. Robinson then blasted the only hit for extra bases, a double into the gap in left center to give the Trojans two runners in scoring position. The hot-hitting David Oppenheim (Mercer Island, Wash./College of the Canyons) was at the plate, but Martinez was picked off third base by Lion catcher Cassidy Brown to end the inning and the Trojan threat.
Trojan starter CJ Stubbs (Del Mar, Calif./Torrey Pines HS), who was coming off his best start last Tuesday vs. Cal State Fullerton was not the same today, allowing LMU five runs on six hits through three innings of work. After putting up a zero in the first, he allowed three in the second and two in the third and left down 5-0. He took the loss, his first of the season, falling to 1-1 on the year.
Mason Perryman (Bakersfield, Calif./Bakersfield HS) threw three innings of scoreless baseball, allowing just two hits and did not allow a walk, while striking out one.
Reliever Marc Huberman (Los Angeles, Calif./Hamilton HS) threw the final three frames, allowing the Lions to score three runs on two hits in the seventh inning. He threw a clean final two innings, only allowing one more hit. He struck out two and walked two on the day.
The Lions were led at the plate by Cassidy Brown, who went 2-for-5 with four RBI, including a two-run home run. Spencer Erdman also had a three-hit day for the Lions.
The Trojans are back in action on Friday, as they travel to Stanford for a three-game series against the Cardinal. Game one is set for 7 p.m. PT on Friday, with all three game televised live on the Pac-12 Networks.