Cardinals Drop Fourth Straight on Road Trip; Host Important Landmark Conference Series Friday & Saturday

Cardinals Drop Fourth Straight on Road Trip; Host Important Landmark Conference Series Friday & Saturday
 
WASHINGTON (April 22, 2010) – Catholic University’s bats came alive Thursday at Robert J. Talbot Field. But it wasn’t enough to prevent a 7-6 loss to the University of Mary Washington.

The Cardinals, who totaled 13 hits in their previous three games, had 14 against the Eagles. Mary Washington (24-10) made the most of its eight hits to send CUA to its season-high fourth straight defeat.

The Cards will try to right the ship at home with a three-game Landmark Conference series against the University of Scranton. The games, originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, have been moved up a day to try to beat this weekend’s expected rain.

A Friday doubleheader begins at 1 p.m. Saturday’s finale is slated for 10:30 a.m.

The Cardinals (17-11) lead the Landmark with a 10-2 mark. Scranton is 15-18 and 8-4.

CUA leadoff hitter Tim Mierzwa had two singles and a double Thursday in six at-bats and scored a run. Eamonn Burke used a 3-for-5 performance to drive in three runs and score twice. L.J. Travaglia was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Jackson Clement tripled and hit a two-run homer to lead the Eagles to their sixth straight victory. Will Wright went 2-for-5 and scored a pair of runs.

The Redbirds’ second pitcher, Nick Perrotta, fell to 0-1 after surrendering six hits and six earned runs.

CUA finished 1-5 on its road trip.

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