Three Late Runs Propel Cardinals Past Shoremen, 4-1

Three Late Runs Propel Cardinals Past Shoremen, 4-1

CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- Visiting Catholic University scored three runs across the final two innings to post a 4-1 non-conference baseball win over host Washington College this afternoon at Athey Park. The Cardinals improved to 10-2-1 with the win, while the loss dropped the Shoremen to 7-4.

A lead-off walk by Anthony Ferlise and a pair of Washington throwing errors loaded the bases for the Cardinals with one out in the top of the fifth. Ferlise then scored on a sacrifice fly to center by Stefan Poggioli. The Shoremen got the run back in the bottom of the fifth on a sacrifice fly to right by junior Garrett Richardello (Coventry, Conn./East Catholic) that plated sophomore Charlie Meder (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Ludlowe).

The Cardinals got the go-ahead run in the top of the the eighth when Jake Crist drove in Poggioli with a one-out single to left center. The Fords tacked on another two runs in the ninth when Dan Hinchcliff scored on a two-out fielding error and Eric Scamardella drove in Wyatt Schmidt with a single through the left side. 

Karan Sinha got the start for the Cardinals and allowed one earned un on five hits and a walk with one strikeout in six and two-thirds innings. Mark Duffy got the win in relief, allowing no walks and no hits while striking out one batter in one and one-third innings. Joseph Salzano picked up his fifth save of the year, walking the lead-off batter in the ninth before striking out the next three. 

Scamardella finished the game 3-for-5 with an RBI for the Cardinals, while Poggioli was 2-for-4 with a run scored and John Palladino was 2-for-4 with a doubles. Hinchcliff went 2-for-3 with a run and a sacrifice hit.

Junior Dan Jarrell (Alexandria, Va./West Potomac) pitched the first six innings for the Shoremen, allowing one unearned run on four hits and one walk, while striking out five batters. Freshman Sean Weiss (Cheltenham, Pa./Germantown Academy) took the loss, allowing three runs, one of them earned, on six hits and a walk in two and two-thirds innings. 

Sophomore Evan Hirschbaum (Massapequa, N.Y./Plainedge) was the only Shoreman with multiple hits in the game, going 2-for-4.

The Shoremen return to action tomorrow with a 3:30 p.m. non-conference game at Eastern.