Baseball Wins Second Straight Landmark Conference Title

Baseball Wins Second Straight Landmark Conference Title

4/3/09

SELINSGROVE, Pa.-- After being in the bottom half of the seeding again this year, CUA baseball came from behind and won its second straight Landmark Conference title today, defeating Merchant Marine, 11-3.

Led by the offensive power of Kevin Sweeney (Bethesda/St. Anselm's Abbey), who finished the day 4-5 with five RBIs, a double and a homerun, the Cardinals defeated Merchant Marine to defend their Landmark Conference crown.

The Cardinals opened the game up early with a run in the first, but it was back to back four run innings in the fourth and fifth that put the game away.  Merchant Marine didn't get on the board until the sixth inning when they scored after the only CUA error of the contest.

Joe Devine (Medford Lakes/Shawnee), Mike Goodman (Brookville/Sherwood), and Pat Quintana (Denver/Littleton) all recorded multi-hit games, with Devine recording a double and a triple. 

Defensively for the Cards, Andy Moldawer (Gaithersburg/Quince Orchard) went five innings scattering five Merchant Marine hits, and allowing no runs.  The staff combined to allow only nine hits, and two earned runs.

CUA will now have to await the NCAA and ECAC annoucements to find out if the Cardinals will make a postseason appearance.  CUA is currently 22-20.

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