1996 Season

The Cardinals fielded one of the youngest teams in recent years with 13 freshmen and eight sophomores on the roster. Junior second baseman Gary Rand, who made first-team All-CAC and Honorable Mention all-South region, finished the season with a 20-game hitting streak and hit .389 (second in CAC) with a team-high 42 hits and 10 stolen bases.

Senior outfielder Antoine Williams batted .356, hit three home runs and 22 RBI, while being named Honorable Mention all-South Region and second-team all-CAC. Freshman designated hitter Ben Crowley (.326 Avg., team-high 26 RBI) and sophomore shortstop Tom Ruggieri (.360) both made first-team all-CAC. Freshman outfielder Mike St. Pierre (.422, team-high four homers) showed lots of promise.

On the mound freshman pitchers Jason Salvatore (four wins) and Tom Tessmer (three wins) led a very young staff.

1996 Roster

No. Name Yr. Pos. B/T Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
1 Antoine Williams Sr. IF/OF R/R 5-6 165 Washington, D.C./Wilson
3 Josh Thomas So. P/1B R/R 5-8 160 Silver Spring, Md./Paint Branch
4 Tom Ruggieri So. SS/IF R/R 5-9 166 Phoenixville, Pa./Arch. Carroll
5 Gary Rand Jr. 2B/IF R/R 5-6 150 Wheaton, Md./Kennedy
8 Ryan Eades Fr. C/OF R/R 5-10 165 Davidsonville, Md./South River
9 David Tremper Fr. IF/OF R/R 5-9 155 Kingston, N.Y./Coleman
10 Mike Duignan Jr. 3B R/R 6-1 170 New York, N.Y./Fordham Prep
11 Ben Crowley Fr. P/3B L/R 6-1 190 Philadelphia, Pa./St. Joseph's Prep
13 David Donis Fr. P/OF R/R 5-11 180 Huntington, N.Y./Whitman
14 Mike St. Pierre Fr. OF R/R 6-1 195 Huntingtown, Md./DeMatha
15 Bobby Cobelli Fr. P R/R 6-1 175 Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac
16 Bryan Walsh Jr. P/1B L/L 6-1 170 Richboro, Pa./Holy Ghost
18 John Kirk So. P/OF L/L 6-1 175 Williamstown, N.J./St. Joseph's
19 Matt McDonald Fr. 3B/C R/R 5-10 170 Silver Spring, Md./Good Counsel
20 Bob Frole So. OF R/R 6-1 190 Port Jefferson, N.Y./Cent. Cath. (Pa.)
21 Brendan Bohan Fr. 1B/OF L/L 6-1 190 Washington, D.C./DeMatha
22 Jason Salvatore Fr. P R/R 6-5 195 Wilton, Conn./Wilton
23 Mickey Wright So. C R/R 6-2 195 Wheeling, W.V./St. John's
24 Nick Bissell Sr. P L/L 6-1 180 Somerville, N.J./Wardlaw-Hartridge
27 Tom Tessmer Fr. P/IF R/R 5-10 160 Woodbury, N.J./West Deptford
28 Carlos Hostin So. C R/R 5-7 200 Glen Head, N.Y., North Shore
29 Dan Hughes Fr. OF R/R 5-10 180 Andover, N.J./Pope John XXIII
30 Matt Christiano So. P R/R 6-3 215 Brick, N.J./Brick
31 Jeff Allen Fr. 1B/3B R/R 6-2 220 Olney, Md./Sherwood
32 Tom Farinella Jr. OF/P L/L 6-1 175 North Massapequa, N.Y./Farmingdale
33 Brian Bickerton Sr. P/OF L/R 6-1 200 Ellicott City, Md./Centennial

Results (12-22-2, 5-5 CAC)

Date Opponent Score Pitcher of Record
Feb. 25 at Mary Washington * L, 0-10 Bissell (0-1)
Mar. 3 Widener # T, 10-10 None
Mar. 3 Misercordia # W, 14-3 Bissell (1-1)
Mar. 5 Mount Union # L, 2-3 Crowley (0-1)
Mar. 5 Wentworth # W, 8-3 Donis (1-0)
Mar. 7 Moravian # W, 5-0 Cobelli (1-0)
Mar. 7 Alvernia # L, 6-11 Christiano (0-1)
Mar. 8 Nichols # W, 12-1 Salvatore (1-0)
Mar. 9 FDU-Madison # L, 1-2 Donis (1-1)
Mar. 12 at Salisbury State * L, 0-8 Bissell (1-2)
Mar. 14 at Western Maryland L, 2-6 Donis (1-2)
Mar. 15 Colby-Sawyer W, 9-0 Salvatore (2-0)
Mar. 16 at York (Pa.) * L, 1-4 Bissell (1-3)
Mar. 17 Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.) L, 0-2 Cobelli (1-1)
Mar. 17 Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.) L, 2-4 Tessmer (0-1)
Mar. 21 York (Pa.) * W, 8-7 Cobelli (2-1)
Mar. 23 St. Mary's (Md.) * L, 2-11 Bissell (1-4)
Mar. 23 St. Mary's (Md.) * W, 8-6 Salvatore (3-0)
Mar. 24 Tufts L, 1-17 Cobelli (2-2)
Mar. 27 Mary Washington * W, 7-3 Salvatore (4-0)
Mar. 30 Rutgers-Newark L, 4-9 Bissell (1-5)
Mar. 31 Rutgers-Newark L, 9-10 Cobelli (2-3)
Apr. 2 Gallaudet * W, 29-2 Tessmer (1-1)
Apr. 3 Scranton T, 15-15 None
Apr. 4 Salisbury State * L, 3-11 Salvatore (4-1)
Apr. 10 at Navy (Div. I) L, 1-21 Christiano (0-2)
Apr. 11 at Gallaudet * W, 10-5 Tessmer (2-1)
Apr. 13 at Frostburg State L, 3-4 Christiano (0-3)
Apr. 13 at Frostburg State L, 2-3 Thomas (0-1)
Apr. 14 at Georgetown (Div. I) L, 3-7 Salvatore (4-2)
Apr. 14 at Georgetown (Div. I) L, 3-9 Crowley (0-2)
Apr. 18 at Salisbury State $ L, 3-4 Christiano (0-4)
Apr. 23 Shenandoah W, 9-8 Tessmer (3-1)
Apr. 25 Johns Hopkins L, 7-9 Christiano (0-5)
Apr. 27 Wesley (Del.) W, 23-4 Bissell (2-5)
Apr. 27 Wesley (Del.) L, 2-11 Crowley (0-3)

# Cocoa, Florida
* Conference games
$ CAC Tournament
Home games in bold

 

1996 Statistics

Individual Batting

CATHOLIC              AVG GP-GS   AB   R   H RBI  2B 3B  HR   TB  SLG%  BB HP  SO  SH SF  SB- AS   PO    A   E   FLD%   OB%
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MIKE ST. PIERRE      .422 22-17   45  13  19  11   2  0   4   33  .733  10  2   5   5  1   3-  4    8    1   2   .818  .534
GARY RAND            .389 32-32  108  25  42  15   3  2   0   49  .454  23  1  10   3  0  10- 13   73   79   7   .956  .500
RYAN EADES           .375  6- 1    8   5   3   1   1  0   0    4  .500   1  2   0   1  0   0-  0    7    0   1   .875  .545
TOM RUGGIERI         .360 29-26   89   9  32  17   0  0   0   32  .360   5  0   8   4  0   2-  2   37   73   6   .948  .394
ANTOINE WILLIAMS     .356 34-33  104  37  37  22   6  0   3   52  .500  29  6  22   2  2   9-  9   64   34  11   .899  .511
MATT MCDONALD        .333  7- 1   12   2   4   3   0  0   0    4  .333   1  0   0   0  0   1-  1    3    4   2   .778  .385
BEN CROWLEY          .326 35-30   92   7  30  26   7  0   0   37  .402   9  4  13   3  0   0-  1   11   20  11   .738  .410
BRIAN BICKERTON      .318  7- 7   22   3   7   4   1  0   0    8  .364   0  0   3   0  1   0-  0    8    2   2   .833  .304
BOB FROLE            .283 28-26   92  21  26  15   5  3   2   43  .467   9  0  19   2  1  11- 12   42    5   0  1.000  .343
JEFF ALLEN           .276 23-15   58   6  16  11   2  1   2   26  .448   2  2  15   0  0   0-  0  100    6   3   .972  .323
TOM FARINELLA        .273 11- 1   11   5   3   2   0  0   0    3  .273   1  0   2   0  0   3-  3    1    0   0  1.000  .333
BRYAN WALSH          .255 33-19   55  15  14   6   3  0   0   17  .309  12  3  13   5  0   1-  2  141   13   4   .975  .414
TOM TESSMER          .250 12- 2    4   0   1   1   0  0   0    1  .250   0  0   0   0  0   0-  0    3    8   3   .786  .250
BRENDAN BOHAN        .242 19-10   33   8   8   6   2  0   0   10  .303   5  1   8   1  0   1-  1   70    4   0  1.000  .359
JOSH THOMAS          .231 20- 8   26   6   6   5   1  0   0    7  .269   5  0   7   1  0   0-  0   11    1   0  1.000  .355
MIKE DUIGNAN         .226 36-33  115  16  26  17   5  1   2   39  .339  10  1  10   0  1   3-  4   47   54   4   .962  .291
CARLOS HOSTIN        .224 27-17   58   7  13  10   3  0   0   16  .276   6  2  12   0  1   0-  0   59    9   5   .932  .313
MICKEY WRIGHT        .220 25-22   59  11  13   5   0  0   0   13  .220   4  2  14   4  0   1-  2   72   20   1   .989  .292
DAVID TREMPER        .200 18-14   50  12  10   9   1  0   0   11  .220   7  2  11   4  0   4-  6   17   13   3   .909  .322
DAN HUGHES           .148 19- 9   27  11   4   2   1  0   0    5  .185   5  1   7   0  0   1-  1    6    0   1   .857  .303
JOHN KIRK            .095 15- 6   21   2   2   3   0  0   0    2  .095   6  0   6   1  0   1-  1    2    0   2   .500  .296
NICK BISSELL         .000 14-11    0   1   0   1   0  0   0    0  .000   1  0   0   0  0   0-  0    3   19   1   .957 1.000
DAVID DONIS          .000 10- 3    0   2   0   0   0  0   0    0  .000   0  0   0   0  0   0-  0    2    6   1   .889  .000
MATT CHRISTIANO      .000 15- 1    0   0   0   0   0  0   0    0  .000   0  0   0   0  0   0-  0    3    2   2   .714  .000
JASON SALVATORE      .000 12- 7    0   0   0   0   0  0   0    0  .000   0  0   0   0  0   0-  0    6   10   2   .889  .000
BOBBY COBELLI        .000 12- 6    0   0   0   0   0  0   0    0  .000   0  0   0   0  0   0-  0    2    8   5   .667  .000
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CATHOLIC TOTALS      .290 36-36 1089 224 316 192  43  7  13  412  .378 151 29 185  36  7  51- 62  798  391  79   .938  .389
OPPONENT TOTALS      .306 36-36 1070 243 327 180  60 12  18  465  .435 160 33 119  15  8  44- 54  808  343  67   .945  .409
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Individual Pitching
                                                                                                                     OPP
CATHOLIC          W-L   PCT    ERA   G-GS CG SV SHO  IP    H   R  ER  BB IB  SO WP HB BK  2B 3B  HR   BF  SH SF PK   AVG
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JOSH THOMAS       0- 1  .000   2.25  5- 0  0  0  0   4.0   2   1   1   4  1   3  0  0  0   0  0   0   18   0  0  0  .143
TOM TESSMER       3- 1  .750   3.68  9- 3  0  0  0  22.0  18  15   9  15  0  12  5  4  0   2  0   0  101   1  1  0  .225
DAVID DONIS       1- 2  .333   4.94  8- 3  1  0  0  23.2  30  17  13   7  0   2  6  7  0   3  1   1  112   0  0  0  .306
JASON SALVATORE   4- 2  .667   5.11 13- 7  1  0  0  56.1  64  34  32  20  0  27  3  7  1   8  0   2  261   4  2  0  .281
BOBBY COBELLI     2- 3  .400   5.27 12- 6  0  0  0  42.2  45  33  25  18  1  22  4  3  1   6  3   6  197   3  0  0  .260
BRYAN WALSH       0- 0  .000   6.43 12- 0  0  0  0   7.0   9   7   5  11  1   6  1  1  0   3  0   2   40   1  0  0  .333
NICK BISSELL      2- 5  .286   7.11 14-11  1  2  0  57.0  70  54  45  46  0  16 10  0  1  17  1   5  271   2  1  0  .315
BEN CROWLEY       0- 3  .000   7.17  8- 4  0  0  0  21.1  33  26  17  13  1  13  2  4  1   8  2   1  118   0  1  1  .330
MATT CHRISTIANO   0- 5  .000  10.50 15- 1  0  1  0  24.0  37  33  28   9  0   6  1  5  0   7  3   1  117   2  1  0  .370
BRIAN BICKERTON   0- 0  .000  23.40  2- 1  0  0  0   5.0  12  13  13   8  0   8  4  1  1   6  1   0   34   2  1  0  .545
JOHN KIRK         0- 0  .000  24.00  5- 0  0  0  0   3.0   7  10   8   9  0   4  1  1  1   0  1   0   27   0  1  0  .438
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CATHOLIC TOTALS  12-22  .353   6.50 36-36  3  3  2 266.0 327 243 192 160  4 119 37 33  6  60 12  18 1296  15  8  1  .303
OPPONENT TOTALS  22-12  .647   5.98 36-36 10  3  3 269.1 316 224 179 151  2 185 19 29  7  43  7  13 1315  36  7  1  .290
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INTENTIONAL WALKS:            CATHOLIC  2 -- BRIAN BICKERTON  1; MICKEY WRIGHT  1; OPPONENTS 4
GROUNDED INTO DOUBLE PLAY:    CATHOLIC 14 -- MIKE DUIGNAN  3; BEN CROWLEY  2; TOM TESSMER  2; BOB FROLE  1; BRYAN WALSH  1; 
                                 MICKEY WRIGHT  1; GARY RAND  1; CARLOS HOSTIN  1; DAN HUGHES  1; MIKE ST. PIERRE  1; 
                                 OPPONENTS  33
PASSED BALLS:                 CATHOLIC 18 -- MICKEY WRIGHT 11; CARLOS HOSTIN  6; RYAN EADES  1; OPPONENTS  10
STEALS VS. CATCHERS (AS/CS):  CATHOLIC 54/10 -- MICKEY WRIGHT 32/8; CARLOS HOSTIN 19/2; RYAN EADES  3/0; 
                                 OPPONENTS  62/11
DOUBLE PLAYS:                 CATHOLIC 33 -- GARY RAND 23; BRYAN WALSH 14; TOM RUGGIERI 12; ANTOINE WILLIAMS  6; 
                                 BRENDAN BOHAN  6; JEFF ALLEN  6; MIKE DUIGNAN  5; MICKEY WRIGHT  2; BEN CROWLEY  1; 
                                 DAVID TREMPER  1; MATT MCDONALD  1; NICK BISSELL  1; BOBBY COBELLI  1; OPPONENTS  14
LEFT ON BASE:                 CATHOLIC 276; OPPONENTS 251
REACHED ON INTERFERENCE:      CATHOLIC  1; OPPONENTS   0
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