Cardinals fall to Mary Washington 2-1 in the ninth

Cardinals fall to Mary Washington 2-1 in the ninth

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – CUA had a tough time scoring runs on Wednesday afternoon and the Cardinals fell to Mary Washington 2-1.  The Eagles scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth when Jake Rudman singled in Mitchell Herringshaw.  CUA falls to 19-11 following the loss and Mary Washington improves to 25-14.

CUA put runners on first and second in the top of the first with only one out, but a double play ended any threat of the Cardinals scoring.

A Kory Smigocki single in the top of the second brought home Dave Grear for CUA's lone run and a 1-0 lead. 

Mary Washington was kept off the scoreboard until the sixth when Herringshaw grounded out and drove home Eric Rehbein to tie things up at one.

CUA's Trevor Falk led the eighth off by reaching on an error and then moved down to second on a stolen base.  The next three Cardinals struck out though, leaving the score knotted at one.

Herringshaw led the ninth off with a single and then stole second to move into scoring position.  Following a ground out Rudman stepped in.  He responded with a single and the Eagles walked off winners.

Torey Mancari got the win for Mary Washington on the mound after he struck out six Cardinals in three innings.

Tom Egan got the start for CUA and went five scoreless innings, striking out three during that time.  Thomas Travaglia, Nick Perrotta and Robin Mowatt then came on in relief for the Cardinals.

On Wednesday the Cardinals continue their road trip when they head back to Virginia, this time to take on the nation's fourth-ranked team, Shenandoah.  First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.