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Lions Fall to Long Ball

Feb. 25, 2007

Box Score

LOS ANGELES - San Jose State's Ryan Angel and Kyle Bellows combined to hit four home runs to give the Spartans the 15-7 win over LMU in Sunday's rubber match at Page Stadium. The Lions (4-10-1) led 7-4 after coming back from a 4-0 deficit, before San Jose State (9-4) went on to score 11 runs in their final four at bats.

LMU relinquished the lead for good in the seventh inning that saw the Spartans push seven runs across, six coming on Angel's and Bellows' first home runs.

Reliever Joe Zeller (0-2) suffered the loss after he was charged with the go-ahead runs in the seventh inning.

LMU starter Brian Wilson allowed four runs in his first two innings of work, but settled down to face just 11 batters in his next three frames.

As Wilson found his groove, the Lions' offense was playing catch-up, scoring five runs in the fourth inning to take a 5-4 lead. The Lions started the frame with four straight hits by Wilson, Sean Dovel (double), Angelo Songco (RBI double), and Marty Mullins (single).

Taylor Shoop's sacrifice fly then scored Songco. Will Dugoni singled and DeAndre Miller drew the walk from SJSU starter Josh Amberson to load the bases for Michael Glomb. Glomb's single to left plated Mullins, and Farris followed with a single that brought in both Dugoni and Miller for five runs in the frame.

The Lions made it 7-4 in the fifth after Songco and Mullins hit and later scored on RBI from Shoop and Dugoni.

But the Spartans began their comeback in the top of the sixth, scoring 11 unanswered runs in their final four at bats to build the 15-7 lead.

SJSU's Tyler Greene (1-0) earned the win after throwing 2.2 innings in relief Sunday.

Angel finished 4-for-4 with four RBI and three runs scored to lead the Spartans.

Mullins (3-for-4) and Dugoni (3-for-5) led the Lions offensively. Shoop and Farris each drove in two runs.

The two teams combined for 33 hits in Sunday's rubber match.

The Lions have a long week on the road ahead of them, beginning Tuesday with a 6:00 p.m. game across town at USC. LMU then heads north for a three-game series at Cal Poly (10-7) this weekend. Both opponents won their three-game series this weekend, with USC topping 21st-ranked Tulane and Cal Poly defeating Santa Clara. Fans can follow the Lions on the road through Gametracker and Lions' All-Access audio at www.LMULions.com.