March 15, 2011

CUA blanked by Frostburg State 7-0

WASHINGTON – CUA had its hands full with Frostburg State on Tuesday afternoon, falling to the Bobcats 7-0 at Talbot Field.  The Cardinals (7-5) managed just one hit in the game, while Frostburg State (7-6) scored twice in the second and three more times in the fourth to earn the road win.

Matt Ridenour earned the win on the mound for the visitors, throwing six innings of shutout ball and allowing just the one hit.  He also struck out eight batters.

CUA’s Robin Mowatt suffered the loss after surrendering five runs and 11 hits in six innings.  He fanned four batters.

Frostburg State got on the board with two runs in the second inning.  A Tyler Hawthorne single plated one of the runs and Matt Donaldson singled in the other.

The Bobcats added to their lead with three more runs in the fourth, the big blow coming from Scott Wilson on a three-run homerun.

Frostburg State then added single runs in the seventh and eighth and six Bobcats relievers combined to preserve the shutout.

CUA’s lone hit came from LJ Travaglia in the fourth when he led off with a double.  The next three Cardinals were retired in order though, stranding Travaglia on the basepaths.

The Cardinals begin Landmark Conference play on Saturday, March 19 when CUA plays host to Drew at Talbot Field in a doubleheader.  The first pitch of game one is scheduled for noon.

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