Cards Fall to Spartans in CAC Showdown
Eighth inning downs CUA
WASHINGTON - The Catholic University baseball team lost to the York Spartans (8-4, 1-1 CAC) Wednesday afternoon. The Cards fell 10-2 after allowing a five-run eighth inning to put the game out of reach. CUA drops to 6-9 for the season and 1-2 in the Capital Athletic Conference. The Cardinals will get another crack at the Spartans in York on Saturday.
York went up 2-0 in the third with both runs advancing on a number of fielding errors by the Cards. The Spartans piled on two more in the fourth before CUA was able to answer. In the bottom of the fifth, Matthew Rosner (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) got a solid hit and made it to second on a YCP error. Mike Michalski (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) brought him home with a hit making the score 4-1.
The three-run deficit kept CUA in the game but a costly eighth inning put it out of reach as the Spartans scored five runs in the top of the stanza. The at bat was capped off by a two-run homer by Jeff Young. CUA went three and out in the bottom of the inning and allowed one more run in the ninth. Rosner crossed the plate again but it wasn't enough as the Cards fell 10-2.
Three Cards went 2-4 on the afternoon, Joe Devine (Medford Lakes, N.J./Shawnee) and Michalski each had RBI. Dennis Maxim was 3-5 for the Spartans. Joe Voiro (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) took the loss for CUA with five strikeouts and Tim Frisch had the win for York.
The Cards will travel on Thursday to play Washington College before a busy weekend.