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LMU Falls 2-1 in Shortened Game

Feb. 28, 2006

Los Angeles, Calif. - Waseda University of Japan edged LMU 2-1 Tuesday in a shortened exhibition game at Page Stadium. The game, which was pushed back an hour due to wet field conditions, was called due to darkness in the bottom of the ninth and reverted back to the end of the eighth inning.

All three of the game's runs were scored by a leadoff batter drawing a walk and later scoring.

Reiji Onishi drew two leadoff walks and scored to put up Waseda's two runs in the sixth and eighth innings.

The game was a 0-0 pitchers' dual until the sixth.

LMU tied the game at one in the bottom of the sixth when DeAndre Miller walked and later scored on Erik Johnson's single to left.

Johnson finished the game 3-for-4.

Junior Daniel Macias made the start for the Lions but did not factor into the decision after allowing just two hits in his two innings of work. Roberto Torres picked up the loss after allowing the go-ahead run in the eighth.

Reliever Tomohisa Otani earned the win for Waseda.

Hirokazu Kitazaki and Keijiro Matumoto each went 2-for-4 for Waseda.

The exhibition game does not count toward the Lions' record or statistics.

The Lions will remain at Page Stadium this weekend to host UC Santa Barbara in a three-game series. First game between LMU and the Gauchos is slated for Friday at 1:00 p.m.