No. 24 Cardinals Outscore Gallaudet Bison, 18-9

No. 24 Cardinals Outscore Gallaudet Bison, 18-9

WASHINGTON - No. 24 The Catholic University of America baseball team topped neighborhood foe Gallaudet University 18-9 on Wednesday afternoon.

The Cardinals scored runs in five-of-seven innings with a pair of runs from junior Bailey Lewis, sophomore Connor Sullivan and freshman Keith Campbell. Campbell hit 2-of-2 with two RBIs while senior Brennan Cotter went 2-of-3 and registered a pair of RBIs and a run.

Catholic opened the game with a four-run first inning on RBI-doubles from Lewis and his classmate Ryan Tracy along with RBI-singles from Sullivan and fellow sophomore Christian Jones.

Senior Jack Hennessy drove in Campbell on a sacrifice fly in the third before Cotter crushed a two-run double to advance Catholic's lead to 7-0.

Later, Jones drove in Cotter while sophomore Sean Dempsey brought home Sullivan and Lewis for a three-run fourth inning.

The Bison notched one in the third inning and four more in the top of the fifth but the Cardinals answered with a six-run fifth to open the game to a 16-5 lead.

Catholic rookies batted in all of the Cardinals' fifth-inning runs as Campbell and classmate Billy Duke each recorded 2-RBI hits and fellow freshmen Michael Doody and Kendric Musser each brought home a run.

Gallaudet battled back with two runs in the sixth and another pair in the seventh but Doody and Duke both drove a run in the seventh to bring Catholic's final tally to 18.

On the mound, freshman MJ Dziczkowski recorded the win after relieving senior David Gately who tossed seven strikeouts in four innings.

The Cardinals are set to host Elizabethtown College in a three-game Landmark Conference series beginning on Saturday, April 7 at 12:30 p.m.

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