Friday, June 2, 2017 – For the first time in over 10 years, the La Salle Academy Cardinals Varsity baseball team are Champions of the CHSAA (Catholic High School Athletic Association) Varsity “A” Division. The Cardinals offense, with the aid of a couple errors, once again erupted taking a 5-1 lead after 2 innings, enroute to a 9-3 victory over the Nazareth Kingsmen to claim the title at St. John’s University.
Senior pitcher, Angel Fernandez-Diaz, pitched a complete game for the victory. For the day, Angel, gave up 7 hits, striking out three and walking four, working out of jams in the third and fifth innings. Angel also helped himself at the plate with an RBI single in three plate appearances.
Adrian Santos, had a monster game going 3 for 3 with a double, BB and RBI, to help lead the offense. For the second time in as many games, the Cardinals jumped out on top and continued to pile on runs while Angel shut down Nazareth. Playing with the lead, the outcome was never in doubt but an RBI triple by Franklin Padilla in the top of the seventh sealed the deal for the 2017 CHSAA Varsity “A” City Champions.
Congratulations to all of the players, coaches and parents for an outstanding season!