With the win, Saint Mary’s improves to 7-17, 1-2 West Coast Conference, while Loyola Marymount drops to 10-13, 3-3 WCC.
Brockett (2-3) was outstanding all day, going 7.0 innings, allowing two hits, no runs, four walks, five strikeouts in 101 pitches. Keane was perfect in his two inning save (3), going six-up and six-down.
LMU’s Aaron Griffin (1-3) was the tough luck loser, going the distance and allowing just four hits and one earned run. He walked none and struck out five.
The Gaels broke through in the fourth inning as Brenden Kalfus singled with one out. Anthony Villa doubled to left field and drove in Kalfus for the games’ first run. Colin Ferguson hit a hard grounder to the LMU shortstop that went through him for an error and Villa scored an unearned run for the 2-0 lead.
LMU had two runners on in the fifth, but Brockett got out of the jam with a routine fly ball. In the final four innings, the Lions got a walk in the sixth, but no base runners after that.
Saint Mary’s concludes its 13-game homestand on Tueday, when it hosts Nevada at 3:00 p.m. on the SMC campus.