Cardinals Drop Final Game in Yellow Jacket Series

 

Cardinals Drop Final Game in Yellow Jacket Series
Maca goes 2-2 with a pair of runs

3/11/2007

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Catholic University baseball team (5-6) dropped the final contest in their three-game series with the Randolph Macon Yellow Jackets (9-4-1) Sunday afternoon.  CUA hosted the game at the University of Maryland as it waits for field renovations to be completed on campus.  On the first weekend of the season the Cards had split with the Yellow Jackets but Sunday's 17-7 decision game Randolph Macon the edge in the series.

CUA managed to keep it close in the beginning trailing by just two runs going into the fifth.  However, that inning would be a disaster as the Yellow Jackets scored eight runs, five earned, to take a commanding 14-4 lead.  The Randolph Macon rally was comprised of six hits and two errors as RMC went through seven batters before registering an out. 

The Cards tried to regroup but couldn't overcome the large lead.  Joe Maca (Oyster Bay, N.Y./St. Dominic) scored in the bottom of the fifth after reaching first on a walk.  He crossed the plate one more time in the seventh thanks to a two-run sacrifice by Joe Devine (Medford Lakes, N.J./Shawnee).  In the end, however, it wouldn't be enough as CUA fell 17-7.

Both teams had a revolving door in the bull pen with the squads combining for 11 different pitchers on the day.  Maca was 2-2 at the plate while a number of players were 2-4.  Devine had a strong day going 2-4 with two runs scored as well as a pair of RBI. 

The Cardinals will host Salisbury on Wednesday in their first Capital Athletic Conference game of the year.  The contest is scheduled for 3:00 p.m., and the location is yet to be determined.   

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