March 17, 2006
Northridge, Calif. - Winning by a 10-run margin for the third time in four games, LMU topped Cal State Northridge (9-14) Friday in a 10-0 shutout. With the game one win, the Lions (10-13) record their second shutout of the season and have now won eight of their last 12 games.
LMU starter Brad Meyers was impressive, throwing seven scoreless innings with just one hit and one walk. He retired the game's first 10 batters, and after he allowed his only hit in the fourth, he went on to retire the next eight. Meyers earned the combined shutout win to improve to 3-2 in the season.
Offensively, the Lions put up double-digit hits for the fifth time in six games, out-hitting the Matadors 14-2. Senior Chris Pettit led the way with a perfect 2-for-2, two RBI outing. Other multiple-hit efforts for the Lions included Kyle Mura (2-for-3, two RBI), Michael Glomb (2-for-4, two RBI), and Brian Wilson (2-for-4, one RBI).
Glomb notched his first career home run, a two-run shot over the left field wall in the top of the fifth, to make it a 9-0 game.
Wilson extended his hitting streak to 10 straight games, a team-best streak this season.
The game was an early 0-0 pitchers' dual until the third, when LMU tallied five runs on six hits and an error in a two-out rally. The Lions went on to score in four straight innings, while holding Cal State Northridge to just five baserunners on the day.
Matador ace Craig Baker suffered the loss and fell to 3-4 on the season after allowing four earned runs on nine hits in his three innings of work.
With the win, LMU takes a 1-0 lead in the three-game series. The Lions have won three straight weekend series.
LMU and the Matadors are set to continue the three-game series Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Matador Field. Fans can follow all of the action from Northridge on Lions' All-Access at www.LMULions.com.