Monday, April 2, 2018 – Travelling in a cardinal red coach bus, the La Salle baseball team headed to Virginia this Spring Break to play in the 2018 Coastal Virginia Spring Break Baseball Classic. They spent the next morning training before their first game of the tournament against Norfolk Christian.
In a well-played first game of the 2018 Coastal Virginia Spring Break Baseball Classic, the La Salle Cardinals fell by the score of 4-1 to the host team, Norfolk Christian, at Lakewood Park in Norfolk, Virginia. Junior lefty, Carlos Flores took the loss but was stellar for La Salle, tossing a complete game on only 67 pitches.
The Cardinals got a lead off hit by Gilbert Santos, Jr. on the first pitch of the game but were unable to capitalize as the threat ended before it started. In the bottom of the frame Norfolk Christian capitalized by taking advantage of a fielding error to plate two runs (one earned) for a 2-0 lead.
La Salle had multiple opportunities to put runs on the board but couldn’t cross the plate until Franklin Padilla’s (1 for 3) RBI ground out following Adrian Santos’ (1 for 2) one out triple in the top of the sixth.
Between practice and games, the Cardinals have managed to sprinkle in some team bonding, dining at Crackel Barrell and bowling together along the way. Check out the photos below!