Cardinals Drop Game to Green Terror
ROCKVILLE, Md.- The Catholic University baseball team dropped a tough game to the McDaniel Green Terror (3-6) Tuesday evening at Povich Field. The Cardinals fell 14-5 and dropped to 6-8 for the season.
Things started out well as the Cards scored in the first inning thanks to a hit by Robbie O'Brien (Columbia, Md./Long Reach). He was brought home by Patrick Quintana (Denver, Colo./Littleton) during the next at bat. Despite allowing three McDaniel runs in the top of the second, CUA stayed close scoring a trio of their own in the bottom of the inning. The first three batters got on thanks to a walk, hit and error. Up came the top of the order as Bobby Picardo (Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Middletown South/Communications), Matthew Rosner (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) and O'Brien each notched an RBI to make it 4-3.
That would be the end of the good news for the Cards who were unable to score until the final inning as McDaniel got the bats going bringing in five in the fifth and four in the seventh. CUA substituted on the mound trying to stop the bleeding but nothing worked and the Cards fell 14-5.
Picardo led the team going 3-5 with one RBI while Quintana and Joe Devine (Medford Lakes, N.J./Shawnee) each hit 2-4. Both teams accumulated 11 hits and the Cards had three errors to McDaniel's two. Matthew Valerio (Hamilton, N.J./Notre Dame) took the loss for CUA whose pitchers had a total of three strikeouts for the game.
The Cards will be back in action for a conference game against York on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. The game will be played at Gallaudet.