Sherry tosses one-hitter in split with Bridgewater

May 3, 2003

WASHINGTON - Senior Doug Sherry's one-hit complete game in game one highlighted a split between Catholic and Bridgewater in doubleheader action Saturday afternoon on senior day at Talbot Field. The Cardinals took the first game, 2-1, while Bridgewater were 11-4 winners in game two.

Sherry struck out nine and walked only one in his second complete game of the season. He didn't give up a hit until the fourth as Scott Hearn singled to left field.

The Eagles threatened the seventh as Jeff Bailey's RBI groundout cut the lead to 2-1. Sherry got out of jam later in the inning by striking out Brad Hayes with two outs and with a runner on second to end the game.

Senior Justin Siller accounted for both Cardinal runs with his RBI groundout in the first and sacrifice fly in the fifth.

Bridgewater starter Dustin Jones was equally impressive, allowing only five Catholic hits, while also fanning nine.

In game two, the Eagles (23-19) jumped out to a 5-1 lead after two innings and used key hits in the latter innings to salvage the split.

Todd Lewis was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a two-run home run while Hearn also knocked in two runs going 2-for-3.

CUA starter Adam Weiss was charged with seven runs (five earned) on 13 hits and seven strikeouts over five innings. The senior falls to 5-6 on the season.

Catholic's Joe Benedetti was 3-for-4 with two RBIs as the freshman went deep in the fifth with his team-leading fourth home run on the year.

Weiss, Siller, Sherry, Mike DeNicola, Andrew Burns, Eric Cortina, Todd Michalak, Tim Webster, Mark Soisson, and Billy Rue were honored before game one.

The Cardinals (23-16) close out the 2003 season tomorrow with a single game versus Rutgers-Camden coached by CUA alum Keith Williams here at Talbot Field at 1 p.m.