Feb. 4, 2007
LOS ANGELES - LMU completed the Opening Weekend series sweep of Sacramento State (0-3) with an 8-5 victory Sunday at Page Stadium. Just like in games one and two, the Lions (3-0) did their damage in the late frames, scoring a combined seven runs in their final four at bats.
The go-ahead run came in the bottom of the sixth inning Sunday, when Sean Dovel's single through the left side scored Eric Farris, who had singled earlier in the inning off Sacramento State starter Trevor York (0-1). York suffered the loss for Sacramento State after giving up the two earned runs on eight hits in his 5.2 innings.
Farris finished the game 3-for-4 with two RBI. The Lions' second baseman went 8-for-14 (.571) on the weekend with six RBI and two doubles.
The Hornets jumped on the scoreboard early Sunday, putting up two runs on three straight hits in the first inning.
But LMU starter Brian Wilson (1-0) settled down and went on to hold the Hornets scoreless on just two hits for the remainder of his six innings of work. He earned the win for the Lions and finished with two strikeouts.
Wilson gave way to Mike Kenney, Lee Roberts, and Andy Beal out of the Lions' bullpen. The trio combined to strikeout three Hornets without a walk. Sacramento State made a push for a comeback bid in the eighth, when Patrick Cummins homered and David Flores, Montana Dye, and Wes Oberlin put up three straight singles. But Beal entered in the eighth inning with two outs and the two runners on base, and earned his first save of the season after tossing the rest of the game for the Lions.
Trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the first, the Lions cut the lead in half when Farris' sacrifice fly plated DeAndre Miller, who had doubled as the leadoff batter.
After taking the 3-2 lead in the sixth, LMU tacked on five more runs in the next two innings, thanks in part to singles by Brett Mendoza, Jeremy LaMell, Farris, and Glomb, and a double off the bat of Justin Bunkis. Miller (two walks), Dovel (hit by pitch), and Ty Kelly (walk) also reached base in the final two frames to help secure the sweep.
Glomb had two RBI after a 2-for-3 effort Sunday.
The Hornets were led offensively by Cummins and Oberlin, who each went 2-for-4 with a RBI.
The Lions remain at home to host the 25th-ranked USC Trojans Tuesday at Page Stadium. First pitch is set for 2:00 p.m. Fans who can't make it to the park can follow the action free on Gametracker and Lions' All-Access at www.LMULions.com.