April 20, 2010

Cardinals’ Bats Silent in 13-3 Loss at Mary Washington

Cardinals’ Bats Silent in 13-3 Loss at Mary Washington

(April 20, 2010) – The woes of Catholic University’s hitters continued Tuesday with a 13-3 loss to the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va.

The Cardinals have produced just 13 hits in their past three games, all losses. They had four hits off of UMW’s Parker Talbert, who improved to 2-0 after giving up one earned run and walking none in a complete-game victory. The junior lefthander struck out three.

The two teams will meet in Washington at Robert J. Talbot Field on Thursday at 4 p.m.

CUA (17-10) went through five pitchers Tuesday at Dickinson Stadium, including starter Justin D’Alessandro (2-3), who allowed five hits, four earned runs and two walks in two innings. His replacement, Trevor Falk, surrendered five hits and five earned runs in the third, his only inning on the mound.

Mary Washington (23-10), which competed against the Cards for years in the Capital Athletic Conference, used a 14-hit attack to erase a 3-0 CUA lead with nine runs in the bottom of the second and third. Jackson Clement, Eric Rehbein and Seth Jordan collected three hits apiece for the Eagles, and shortstop Seamus Bergen had 10 assists.
 
Cardinal right fielder Tommy Bowles was 2-for-4 and scored once. Shortstop Tim Mierzwa went 1-for-4, scored a run and drove one home. First baseman L.J. Travaglia (1-for-4) had CUA’s other hit.

Neither team had an extra-base hit.

The Cardinals travel to Gettysburg College on Wednesday for a 4 p.m. game to conclude their six-game road trip.

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