Rebels Drop Series Finale

Feb. 19, 2012

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – The UNLV baseball team dropped its series finale, 6-2 to Loyola Marymount here today at George C. Page Stadium.

Down 4-1, the Rebels (1-2) had the bases loaded in the eighth inning with two outs, but could only manage to get one run in before Trevor Kirk’s inning-ending groundout brought the rally to a halt.

Back-to-back singles by T.J White and Mark Shannon gave UNLV runners on with one out. Following Remington Pullin’s strikeout, freshman Scott Tomassetti drew a two-out walk to load the bases. Danny Higa’s RBI walk cut the lead to 4-2 before Kirk’s groundout ended the inning.

The Rebels took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second on Higa’s RBI single through the left side that scored Shannon, but much like the previous two games, Loyola Marymount (2-1) answered shortly after.

The Lions started the fourth off with back-to-back singles. Alex Guthrie’s RBI groundout cut the lead to 2-1 before Scott Harkin tied the game up with a sacrifice fly to right field.

LMU added two more in the sixth, taking advantage of two walks and a lapse in fielding by the Rebel defense, increasing the lead to 4-1. After having their lead cut to 4-2, the Lions again manufactured runs in the bottom half of the eighth on Bret Dahlson’s two-run single to left field.

Buddy Borden (0-1) took the loss for UNLV, going 5.2 innings and striking out seven while walking four. Scott Dysinger, White and Shannon each had two hits on the day while Higa added two RBI.

The Rebels will remain in California, traveling to Irvine tomorrow afternoon for a single game at UC Irvine. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. at Anteater Park.