March 13, 2014

Catholic Baseball Concludes Palmetto State Action With One Loss

WASHINGTON – The Catholic University baseball team wrapped up action in South Carolina with five wins and single loss during spring break play. 

The Cards began the week with a 7-1 win over SUNY New Paltz and Stevens, while concluding with wins over Mt. Aloysius (5-3), Ohio Wesleyan (6-5) and Ursinus (8-7) and final game loss to Penn. State – Berks (7-6) on Thursday.  

Mt. Aloysius:

Mt. Aloysius scored two runs in the eighth on a sacrifice fly by Cory Dick. Despite its efforts, Mt. Aloysius couldn't get over the hump.

Nick Clary had a hot bat for the Cardinals. Nick Clary went 2-3 and scored two runs. He singled in the first and fifth innings.

Mt. Aloysius wasn't able to score a run off of Andrew Carroll during his 6 1/3 innings on the mound. Andrew Carroll allowed two hits, one walk and struck out four.

In the top of the first, Mt. Aloysius grabbed the early lead, 1-0. A double by Cory, bringing home Ben Legath started the inning off.

The game's last lead went to the Cardinals that saw three runs cross the plate on a two-run single by Marc Hanna.

CUA built upon their lead with two runs in the fifth. An error by Mt. Aloysius permitted Stefan Poggioli to score and open up the scoring in the frame.

Mt. Aloysius scored two runs in the eighth on a sacrifice fly by Cory Dick. Despite its efforts, Mt. Aloysius couldn't get over the hump.

Nick Clary went 2-3 and scored two runs. He singled in the first and fifth innings.

Mt. Aloysius wasn't able to score a run off of Andrew Carroll during his six-plus  innings on the mound.  Carroll allowed two hits, one walk and struck out four 

The game's last lead went to the Cardinals thanks to a third inning rally that saw three runs cross the plate on a two-run single by Hanna.

Poggioli monopolized on another opponent's error to open the scoring in the frame.

Ohio Wesleyan:

Despite Ohio Wesleyan's ninth inning effort, Catholic earned its fourth win of the weekend with a 6-5 win.

Colin Kelly maintained the mound for the Cardinals. Colin allowed one earned run, four hits and two walks while striking out three over seven innings of work.

Ohio Wesleyan jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first.

The CUA came to life in the fourth, scoring two runs on a two-run error.

The mighty red and black increased their lead with three runs in the ninth. An error scored Eric Scamardella for the inning's first run. That was followed up by Pat DeToro's single, scoring McFarland.

Ursinus:

In CUA's 8-7 10-inning win over Ursinus, recorded its second walk-off of the weekend, as Paul Burmester sent a Cardinal home in the 10th inning.

Burmester racked up two RBIs on three hits for the CUA. He tripled in the ninth inning and singled in the first and tenth innings.

Four relief pitchers finished off the game for the Catholic. Mowatt faced six batters in relief, while Farley managed to record two outs to aid the victory.

In the bottom of the first, the Cards grabbed the early lead, 4-0. Hinchcliff doubled to kick off the Cardinals' offense. Padula then moved Hinchcliff from second to third. The Cardinals then tacked on more runs when Padula scored on an error, Clary scored on a sacrifice fly by Hanna, and Stewart scored on an RBI single by BUrmester.

Ursinus scored one run in the sixth inning, and then followed it up with one more in the seventh. In the sixth, Ursinus scored on an RBI double by Ralph Aurora, scoring Josh Schnell.

The Cardinals quickly matched Ursinus' strong inning with a two-run inning of their own in the sixth. The Cardinals scored on an RBI double by Dan and an RBI single by Palladino.

CUA concluded the weekend with a 7-6 loss to Penn State Berks on Thursday, March 13.

Catholic opens Landmark Conference action on Saturday, March 15, by hosting the University of Scranton.

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