EVANSVILLE, Ind. -
Final Score: Evansville 1, Loyola 0
Records: Loyola (16-5, 0-1 MVC); Evansville (9-12, 1-0 MVC)
Location: Cooper Stadium -- Evansville, Ind.
Stats: Box Score
Chanda Parr's two-out RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning propelled host Evansville (9-12, 1-0 MVC) to a 1-0 victory over Loyola University Chicago in game one of a doubleheader at Cooper Stadium this afternoon. The loss drops the Ramblers to 16-5 overall and 0-1 in Missouri Valley Conference action.
How It Happened
Loyola couldn't muster much offense against Evansville starter Morgan Florey until Alyssa Mannucci delivered a leadoff single to right center in the top of the fifth inning. After a walk to Shannon McGee, Ashley Parenti's sacrifice bunt gave the Ramblers runners in scoring position, but Florey worked her way out of the jam, getting Jamie O'Brien to line into a double play to end the threat.
Evansville got on the board in the sixth when Parr's single scored Michal Luckett who had reached on a fielder's choice earlier in the inning.
Loyola starter Kiley Jones was the hard-luck loser, striking out five and scattering five hits in six innings.
A Look At The Numbers
- Florey struck out 11 Ramblers as Loyola mustered one hit on the day.
- Mannucci was responsible for Loyola's lone hit against Florey.
Loyola and Evansville play game two of today's doubleheader at 2 p.m.