Lamar exploded for 19 hits and routed UNO 17-2 to complete a doubleheader sweep at Maestri Field on Saturday afternoon.
The second game was scoreless through three innings, but Lamar (11-12) scored nine runs in the middle innings before using an eight-run seventh to conclude scoring in the seven-inning contest.
Lamar’s Mason Salazar had four hits including two home runs and five RBIs.
In the first game, Dane Landry’s two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth got UNO (8-15) within a run, but Derek Wade struck out the next batter to preserve the win for LU.
An error and a wild pitch helped Lamar take a 3-0 lead in the third. UNO got two back in the sixth on Jonathan Santana’s two-run single. Jake Nash’s RBI double helped Lamar move out to a 5-2 lead in the seventh.
MIDDLE GEORGIA 5, LOYOLA 0: At Cochran, Georgia, junior right-hander Tay Jerger tossed a no-hitter, leading Middle Georgia State (17-18, 5-13 SSAC) to victory over Loyola.
Jerger faced 29 batters, striking out four and walking three. He threw 113 pitches, and retired the Wolf Pack in order five times.
MGSC took the lead on Peyton Kell’s RBI single in the fourth. The Knights added two runs in the seventh on Tristan Goodro’s RBI single and Jerger’s RBI double. Clint Wynn’s two-run single in the eighth put MGSC up 5-0.
Jerger got help from his defense as third baseman Sam Ayers made a diving stop in the sixth before throwing out the runner at first base. In the fourth, Dusty Jones made a sliding catch in left-center on a ball that could have dropped for a hit.
Loyola (11-18, 6-12) committed four errors. Wolf Pack starter Kevin Lindsey gave up seven hits and three unearned runs in 6.2 innings.
TEXAS SOUTHERN 8, SOUTHERN 4: TSU scored six runs in the first two innings off losing pitcher Justin Freeman (0-2) to complete a SWAC sweep at Southern.
Back-to-back triples by Jerry Ford and Robert Garza highlighted a three-run first for TSU (11-11, 7-2).
Southern (3-14, 2-6) got within 6-4 in the seventh. Marcus Tomlin had an RBI single, and Jose De La Torre added a sacrifice fly, but TSU put the game away in the ninth on Ford’s two-run homer to left.
TSU’s Robert Pearson (2-2) gave up seven hits and two runs in six innings of work to get the win.
RAGIN' CAJUNS 10-3, GEORGIA STATE 1-2: Pitching was the catalyst for Ragin' Cajuns as they earned a doubleheader sweep at Georgia State.
In the first game, freshman Gunner Leger allowed only one run on four hits over seven innings. In the second game, senior right-hander Greg Milhorn handcuffed the Panthers. Milhorn went seven innings scattering four hits with one earned run to lead the Ragin' Cajuns.
Ragin' Cajuns (12-8, 5-3 Sun Belt) took the series 2-1 after a loss on Friday.
Third baseman Tyler Girouard’s defense was a key factor in the second game. With GSU runners on the corners in the seventh, Girouard snagged a line drive and then tagged third for a double play. In the eighth, Girouard cut down a GSU runner at the plate.
The Ragin' Cajuns' bats rang up 10 runs on 13 hits in the first game. Catcher Nick Thurman was the offensive star going 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored.