Cardinals Erase Late Four-Run Deficit, Win Fourth Straight

Cardinals Erase Late Four-Run Deficit, Win Fourth Straight

WASHINGTON (April 14, 2010) – Catholic University put on its rally caps again Wednesday at Robert J. Talbot Field.

Three days after coming back from a seven-run deficit to win in extra innings, the Cardinals (16-6) scored five runs in their final two at-bats to defeat Bridgewater College, 6-5.

The Cards’ fourth straight victory appeared in jeopardy when they went into the home half of the eighth trailing 5-1. The Redbirds trimmed the Eagles’ lead to 5-4 on an RBI double by L.J. Travaglia, a run-scoring single by Ross Hunsberger and a Matt Grieb fielder’s choice.

After Jimmy Hagedorn (1-0) faced four batters in the Bridgewater ninth without allowing a hit, CUA began its latest rally with a Tommy Little base hit. Tim Mierzwa sacrificed him to second and Dmitri Deoudes doubled him home to tie the game. With the bases loaded, Travaglia ended it with a single to score Deoudes.

Travaglia finished 3-for-5, Little was 2-for-5 and scored two runs and Deoudes went 2-for-4 and came home twice.

Devon Snow led the Eagles (17-15-1) with four hits, Andy Chrismer had three and Drew Easter had two hits, two RBIs and two runs. Starter John Bayse pitched seven strong innings, allowing four hits, a walk and one unearned run. He struck out four and left the game at the start of the eighth.

The Cardinals travel to Johns Hopkins University on Thursday. The Blue Jays (26-3) have won 19 in a row and are ranked fifth in the nation. Game time is 3:45 p.m.

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