Salisbury Bats Too Much for Cards


Salisbury Bats Too Much for Cards
CUA drops to .500 for the season


SALISBURY, Md. - The Catholic University baseball squad fell in its first Capital Athletic Conference game of the season.  The Cards dropped a 12-2 decision to the Salisbury Sea Gulls (11-1, 1-0 CAC) Saturday afternoon.  The loss moves the Cards to 5-5 for the year and 0-1 in conference.  Salisbury had 14 hits on the afternoon including three home runs.

The Salisbury defense was solid for most of the game allowing the Cardinal offense almost no opportunity to get in scoring position.  No more than four CUA batters stepped up the plate in each of the first four innings.  The potent Sea Gull offense also gave the Cards trouble as Salisbury scored nine runs before CUA could get on the board. 

In the second inning a home run straight up the middle drove in two runs.  CUA allowed two more runs in the third and gave up another homer in the fourth.  The Cards scored their first run of the game in the sixth inning which was started by a single by Patrick Quintana (Denver, Colo./Littleton).  Sean Early (Pequannock, N.J./Pequannock Township)  then nailed one to move Quintana to third before Mike Michalski (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) drove in the run.  Prior to the sixth CUA had notched only one hit on the afternoon.

The Cardinals' other run came in the eighth after Quintana was walked.  He advanced to second on a wild pitch, moved to third thanks to another hit from Michalski and made it home on the throw.  Unfortunately that would be the end of the scoring for the Cards who eventually fell 12-2.

Quintana and Michalski led CUA each going 2-3 at the plate.  The Cards had nine total hits for the afternoon.  Joseph Voiro (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) took the loss on the mound pitching three innings with three strikeouts.  Andrew Moldawer (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) entered in relief and pitched over three innings allowing a trio of hits and notching two K's.     

The Cards will play on Sunday against Randolph Macon who they split with earlier in the season.  The game will be played at the University of Maryland and is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.