EVANSVILLE, Ind. -
Final Score: Evansville 6, Loyola 2
Records: Loyola (16-6, 0-2 MVC); Evansville (10-12, 2-0 MVC)
Location: Cooper Stadium -- Evansville, Ind.
Stats: Box Score
Host Evansville (10-12, 2-0 MVC) used a four-run third inning to take the lead for good en route to a 6-2 victory over Loyola University Chicago in game two of a doubleheader this afternoon at Cooper Stadium. The Ramblers fall to 16-6 overall and 0-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference with the loss.
How It Happened
Evansville got on the board early, scoring in the bottom of the first on Michal Luckett's one-out homer to right field. Loyola evened the score in the third inning when Erica Nagel led off with an infield single, stole second and advanced to third on a passed ball before Jordyn Cordell ripped a single up the middle to tie the game.
The Purple Aces broke the game open in the bottom half of that inning, however, scoring four times to grab the lead for good. Luckett broke the tie with a run-scoring double and Morgan Florey followed with a RBI double and Morgan Lambert added a two-run single to cap the scoring.
After Evansville tacked on another run in the fourth, Loyola got a run back in the fifth to cut it to 6-2. Jordyn Cordell, who reached on a single, scored on a wild pitch to cut into the deficit, but that was as close as the Ramblers would get as they dropped their second straight contest.
A Look At The Numbers
- Cordell went 2-for-4 to lead Loyola's offensive attack, which managed four hits.
- Kiley Jones struck out three and allowed one run in 3.0 innings of work.
The same two teams close out the three-game weekend series with a single game tomorrow at 11 a.m.