May 14, 2006
San Francisco, Calif. - The Lions tallied nine hits, but pushed just one run across for the second straight game, as LMU fell 10-1 at San Francisco (36-19, 15-6 WCC). LMU (21-31, 8-10 WCC) still has three West Coast Conference games to play and will travel to Portland next weekend to complete the 2006 season.
LMU loaded the bases in both the seventh and eighth innings, but couldn't push the extra run across, leaving a total of 10 runners on base on the day.
USF used 17 hits to tally 10 runs, including three in both the fifth and sixth innings. Seven of those 17 hits were either doubles or triples.
LMU starter Andy Beal suffered the loss and fell to 4-8 on the season. He was charged with the Dons' first six earned runs, but did strikeout three in four innings of work.
Dons' starter Patrick McGuigan earned his second win of the series and improved to 11-2 after tossing 5 2/3 innings. He allowed five LMU hits, but held the Lions to one run.
Eric Farris had the only multiple-hit outing for LMU, going 2-for-4.
LMU will now return to Los Angeles for its final home game this Tuesday. The 3:00 p.m. game will feature the Lions and the Cal State Northridge Matadors at Page Stadium. Fans can catch all of the action on Lions' All-Access at www.LMULions.com.