#6 Johns Hopkins 13, Catholic 2

Apr 3, 2003

WASHINGTON - Sixth-ranked (ABCA) Johns Hopkins used a five-run second and a four-run third inning to jump out early and defeat Catholic, 13-2, in non-conference action at Talbot Field Thursday afternoon.

Bryan Eberle went deep to right field with the bases loaded in the second for a grand slam followed by Corey Gleason's three-run homer in the third to help the Blue Jays jump out on CUA starter Adam Weiss. The senior lasted 4.2 innings, surrendering 12 runs on 10 hits, walking two and fanning four.

Junior Dan Conway blasted his first home run of his CUA career, a solo shot to center, in the third inning. The shortstop was the lone bright spot for the Cardinals on the day as he was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two stolen bases.

Johns Hopkins tacked on three runs in the fifth on a Tim Casale 2-RBI triple and Rob Morrison RBI single.

A Mark Soisson pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth accounted for the second Cardinal run.

Blue Jay starter Adam Josephart went six innings, allowing just three hits and a run while walking one and striking out six as the Blue Jay bullpen held Catholic (14-7) to just six hits.

Gary Rosenberg was 3-for-4 with three runs scored for Johns Hopkins (14-2).

Catholic will battle Villa Julie tomorrow in a make-up game here at Talbot Field starting at 3:30 p.m.