Senior starter Nick Schmiemeier pitched a complete-game one-hit shutout to lead the Spring Hill College baseball team to a 2-0 conference victory over the Loyola University (La.) Wolf Pack on Friday night at historic Stan Galle Field.
Schmiemeier (3-4) struck out a school record for a nine inning game 14 batters and surrendered just three walks and a hit batter while allowing only a single slap hit to shallow left field by Wolf Pack second baseman Carmelo LoSauro to lead off the 2nd inning.
Loyola (15-35, 8-20 SSAC) starter Kevin Lindsey (4-8) also went the distance, but gave up four of the Badgers' six total hits in the 6th inning as sophomore SHC catcher Ryan Stevens broke the scoreless deadlock with a one-out two-RBI double to the left field wall that plated second baseman Brian Sims and right fielder Jack Lauber.
Lauber led off the frame with a single to right center and Sims followed one batter later with an infield single that a back-handed stab by Loyola shortstop Brandon Snow failed to corral.
Lindsey walked one and struck out four Badgers on the day.
The Badgers (18-27, 8-17 SSAC) will close out their 2013 home season with a doubleheader versus Loyola on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Stan Galle Field. Between games on Saturday, Spring Hill will honor their eight senior players with the annual Senior Day ceremony.