April 15, 2007
MORAGA, Calif. - After a Saturday rain out set up a doubleheader for Sunday in Moraga, Calif., 500 fans showed up to watch LMU complete a West Coast Conference sweep of Saint Mary's with two big wins. Posting results of 8-0 and 8-2 Sunday against the Gaels (16-18-1, 0-9 WCC), the Lions (17-22-1, 5-4 WCC) finished the week 4-0, including the three WCC wins on the road.
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Game one saw upperclassmen Brad Meyers, Andy Beal, and Ezequiel Ruvalcaba combine for LMU's second shutout of the season. Meyers worked 7.0, scattering five hits while striking out three. He earned the win to improve to 3-3 on the season. Beal and Ruvalcaba followed and held the Gaels hitless as they each threw an inning.
The Lions took a 3-0 lead by the third inning, but it was a five-run outing in the seventh that sealed the game two win for LMU.
Saint Mary's starter Brandon Berl fell to 2-4 on the season after suffering the loss Sunday morning. Berl worked 6.0 innings and was charged with the Lions' first three runs and seven hits.
What looked to be the closest of the three weekend games at Saint Mary's, turned into another solid LMU win as the Lions scored five runs in the final two frames to top the Gaels 8-2. The victory gave LMU its third series sweep of the season, as the Lions had also posted series sweeps over Sacramento State and Cal Poly.
Daniel Macias (4-4), like Meyers, worked 7.0 innings. He held the Gaels to one run on eight hits and struck out five to earn the win.
SMC freshman Taylor Stanton (1-2) suffered the loss after making the start and working 6.0 innings. He allowed three runs on nine hits.
The Lions return to Southern California and will play Long Beach State at Blair Field Tuesday. First pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m. Fans who can't make the cross-town trip with the Lions can catch the action live on both Gametracker and Lions' All-Access audio at www.LMULions.com.