Baseball Falls to Loyola Marymount, 12-6

    April 14, 1998

    WESTCHESTER, Calif. - The struggles continued for the No. 6 USC baseball team, which lost at Loyola Marymount, 12-6, on Tuesday afternoon in a nonconference game.

    USC dropped to 29-12 overall and has lost seven of the last nine. Loyola Marymount improved to 21-16-1.

    The Lions broke out to a big lead after the first inning, scoring six runs off junior RHP Steve Immel (3-1). He lasted only 1/3 of an inning.

    USC senior LF Jeremy Freitas homered in the top of the second to make it 6-1, but the Lions scored once in the second, twice in the third and once in the fifth to make it 10-1.

    Senior 3B Morgan Ensberg hit a solo home run in the top of the sixth, junior DH Jason Lane doubled and freshman SS Seth Davidson singled him home, making the score 10-3, but it was back up to 12-3 after the Lions scored twice more in the bottom of the seventh.

    In the top of the ninth, Trojan junior 1B Robb Gorr hit a three-run home run to end the scoring.

    USC hosts California in Six-Pac play this weekend at Dedeaux Field.

    USC 010-002-003---6-10-3

    LMU 612-010-20x---12-12-1

    Immel, Kramer (1), Saenz (3), Lane (7), Krawczyk (8) and Townsend, Gomez (7).

    Gray, Bonilla (6), Cecchin (9) and Walter.

    WP -- Gray (2-2) LP -- Immel (3-1)

    HR -- USC: Gorr (7), Ensberg (11), Freitas (11); LMU: Riordan (4), Sulentor (3).