Error-Plagued Cardinals Fall to No. 6 Salisbury, 9-3

Error-Plagued Cardinals Fall to No. 6 Salisbury, 9-3

(April 5, 2010) -- Catholic University committed three of its five errors in the first two innings and dropped a 9-3 decision at Salisbury (Md.) University Baseball Field on Monday.

The Sea Gulls, ranked sixth in the nation, improved to 19-4. The Cardinals, winners of nine of their past 11 games, fell to 12-5.

CUA scored twice in its opening at-bat but was unable to hold the lead. Salisbury struck for two runs on one hit and one miscue in the home half of the inning and scored thrice more on a hit and two errors in the second.

Cardinal starter Andrew Moldawer (2-1) gave up four hits and seven runs (four earned) in five innings to take the loss. He walked six and threw two wild pitches.

His Sea Gull counterpart, freshman Andrew Levy, moved to 3-0 after fanning seven, walking one and giving up five hits and one earned run in six innings.

CUA right fielder Dmitri Deoudes improved his batting average to a team-high .478 by going 3-for-4 and scoring once. Second baseman Tim Mierzwa (.449) was 2-for-4 and scored a run.

Designated hitter Devon Quaglietta and center fielder Brad Baylis each had two hits for Salisbury, which used to compete with the Cardinals in the Capital Athletic Conference until CUA joined the Landmark Conference two years ago. Baylis doubled twice and scored three times.

Both teams had seven hits.

The Cards host Shenandoah University on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

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