Cardinals Take Down Eagles, 11-6

Cardinals Take Down Eagles, 11-6

WASHINGTON - The Catholic University of America baseball team topped Juniata 11-6 on Sunday afternoon to sweep the three-game Landmark Conference series. With the victory, the Catholic baseball Class of 2018 became the first class in the program's NCAA DIII era to reach the 100-career wins mark.

Catholic senior Brennan Cotter hit a pair of 2-RBI doubles in four attempts at-bat while junior Bailey Lewis recorded two hits including a 3-run homer in the opening inning.

Following Lewis' first-inning blast, the Cardinals added four more to take a 7-0 lead, in the fourth. Senior Jack Hennessy drove in the first run of the fourth as he chipped the ball over the pitcher's head to bring in his classmate Anthony Ferlise. Up next, Cotter drive home junior Ryan Tracy and sophomore Cid Porter before rookie Tighe Watson reached the plate on an Eagles miscue.

Catholic kept things going with three more runs in the fifth as rookie Michael Doody sprinted home on a single from Ferlise and Cotter cracked his second 2-RBI double of the event.

The Cardinals scored their 11th and final run of the day in the sixth inning when senior Danny O'Hagan sent Doody home on a sacrifice fly to left field.

The Cardinals were fierce on the mound, throwing 12 total strikeouts to the Eagles. Senior David Gately recorded five Ks in the first 4.1 innings before sophomore Nolan Lundholm caught three batters in 1.2 innings for the win.

Junior Colin Cunningham struck out two in the seventh while senior Sean Carroll threw out one in the eighth. Rookie Brian Bernetich pitched the final inning with one strikeout.

The Cardinals, now 25-9 overall, are set to host Marymount (Va.) on Tuesday, April 24 at 4 p.m.

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