Cardinals close out season with win over Rutgers-Camden

May 4, 2003

WASHINGTON - Senior Justin Siller was 2-for-4 with a grand slam to help Catholic close out the 2003 season with a 6-4 win over Rutgers-Camden Sunday afternoon at Talbot Field.

With the Scarlet-Raptors ahead 4-0, Siller came to the plate in the fifth with the bases loaded and two outs and sent one off of the scoreboard to tie the game.

Catholic took its first lead in the sixth as senior Mike DeNicola (1-for-3) scored from third off a failed pickoff attempt at first.

The Cardinals (24-16) would add an insurance run in the seventh as senior Andrew Burns scored on a throwing error.

Sophomore Mark Werle (2-2) picked up his second win of the season, going six innings with five strikeouts and three walks. He gave up four runs (two earned) on five hits. Sophomore McClain Tini pitched three hitless innings in relief.

R-C starter Mike Pizzutillo struck our nine batters over eight innings to become the new career strikeout leader for the Scarlet Raptors.

Brian Murphy was 2-for-5 with an RBI double in the fourth for Rutgers-Camden (19-16).

With 24 wins this season, the Cardinals have won the most games in a season under head coach Ross Natoli.