MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Catholic University Cardinals used a six-run third inning to race past the York College Spartans 8-2 in non-conference action between the two former conference foes. The Cardinals earned their first win as they are now 1-3 while the Spartans have dropped three straight as they are now 1-5.
How It Happened:
• Catholic got out to a very early lead as John Pallandino hit the second pitch of the game out of the park in left for the 1-0 Cardinal lead.
• Catholic had a huge inning in the third as they sent 10 men to the plate as they scored six to take a 7-0 lead. Matt Hsiung homered to open the scoring. Anthony Ferlise ripped a two run double while Paul Burmester also had an RBI double in the frame.
• Ferlise capped the Cardinal scoring with Catholic's third home run of the day, a solo shot to left in the eighth inning.
• York got their second run when Countryman scored on a wild pitch with two outs in the bottom of the eighth.
Spartan Offensive Leaders:
Michael Moore: 2-for-4
Zach Hossler: 1-for-3, 2B
Logan Countryman: 0-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 run scored
Catholic Offensive Leaders:
Anthony Ferlise: 2-for-4, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored, 2B, HR
John Palladino: 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 2 runs scored, HR
Matt Hsiung: 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 run scored, HR
Andrew Stewart: 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 run scored
Spartan Pitching Leaders:
Matt Goodman: 4.0 IP, 6 hits, 7 runs, 6 earned runs, 4 K, 3 BB
Will Grega: 4.0 IP, 3 hits, 1 earned run, 3 K, 1 BB
Chris Wolf: 1.0 IP, 1 K, 1 HPB
Catholic Pitching Leaders:
Jack Hennessy: 8.0 IP, 5 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run, 4 K, 2 BB
Collin Brown: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Winning Pitcher (Record): Jack Hennessy (1-0)
Losing Pitcher (Record): Matt Goodman (0-2)
Save (Number): None
Notes: York finished the game with two runs on five hits with an error while the Cardinals had eight runs on nine hits and one error … York was held to just two runs on five hits for the second time in three games … York is hitting .253 as a team through six games … the Spartan pitching staff tied a season high with eight strikeouts while they only walked four, which is tied for a season-low … York has allowed three opponent home runs in back-to-back games and have now surrendered nine for the season while the offense has hit just three … York has given up 25 extra base hits in six games while they have had 12 (9 doubles, 3 home runs) of their own … Opponents have been caught stealing seven times in 21 attempts (33.3%).
Time of the Game: 2:49
What's Next: The Spartans return action on Wednesday afternoon when they face Methodist University in the second game of their three game Myrtle Beach swing. First pitch is scheduled for 12:00 pm at the Ripken Complex.