St. Mary's, Md. - The Catholic University of America baseball team advanced its 2018 record to 3-0 after it topped St. Mary's College of Maryland 5-3 on Wednesday afternoon.
On the mound, senior David Gately struck out seven batters in five innings to earn his first win of the year. Sophomore Ross Dean came on in relief to strike out six batters in four innings and complete his first career save.
Catholic got hot early and came across the plate three times in the first inning. With two outs and senior Jack Hennessy on second base, Lewis ripped an RBI-double off the left field wall. Up next, senior Anthony Ferlise was walked and Sullivan drove the ball to left field for Lewis and Ferlise to come across the plate.
The Seahawks rallied with two runs in the third inning but with the Cardinals, defensive efforts held them off through the final inning.
During their final at-bat, the Cardinals took advantage of the Seahawks defensive miscues to bring home Sullivan and freshman Michael Doody. The Seahawks came across home plate once in the bottom of the inning but a game-ending strikeout from Dean clinched the Catholic victory.
The Cardinals are set to host Manhattanville in a three-game series beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday, February, 24 at noon.
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