Loyola scored in every inning and every player hit safely as the Lions piled up 18 hits in a 19-8 victory over Cal Poly Pomona on Wednesday. Travis Tarchione hit two home runs and knocked in three runs, and Rick Allen, Miah Bradbury and Robert Cannon also homered.
Loyola starter Steve Surico, given an 11-0 lead, was unable to make it through the fifth inning as Pomona scored six times. Brian Clancy (2-3) put out the fire.
The Lions, 16-15, jumped on Pomona starter Gomez Batista for a run in the first and two in the second, then knocked him out in the third as Rick Allen hit a two-run homer and Miah Bradbury followed with a solo shot to highlight a six-run inning. Tarchione and Joe Ciccarrella each had three hits.
Dave Hajek and Chris Goldbach homered for Pomona, now 10-19. The Broncos have given up 39 runs in the last two games.
Loyola plays a double-header Saturday at U.S. International in San Diego.
USIU 5, CS Dominguez Hills 2--U.S. International pitcher Dewayne Conley threw a five-hitter and the Toros never overcame a wild first inning by starter David Haggard, who hit two batters, issued a walk and gave up three hits to put the Toros behind, 3-0, before they came to bat. Haggard, 0-4, gave up the Gulls’ last two runs in the third, then settled down, but it was too late.
Dominguez Hills, 10-13-1, scored single runs in the fourth and ninth innings. Ruben Jauregui had two of the Toros’ five hits, including a triple. Billy Keep doubled in a run in the ninth.
The Toros resume California Collegiate Athletic Assn. play Friday at Cal Poly Pomona.