The La Salle JV Cardinals opened up CHSAA league play yesterday with a sounding 9-2 victory over Monsignor Scanlan. The win evens La Salle’s overall record at 3-3 (1-0 in the division).
After giving up 2 earned runs in the bottom of the first inning, LSA’s Franklin Olivares settled and shut down Scanlan over the next 3 innings before giving way to Cristobal Rivera in the bottom of the fifth, who picked up the save the old-school way, with 3 scoreless innings and even struck out the last batter with the bases loaded to end the game.
The JV Cardinals were lead on offense by Nicholas Rivera, Jimmy Muniz and Christian Cueto who each had two hits. It was a very good all around game, and for the first time all year, LSA did not commit an error.
LSA entered the top of the sixth in a tight 4-2 game, but erupted and batted around plating five runs in the process on two hits and five walks.
On a day when it seemed everyone came up big, the Angry Bird was given to our shortest player, Cristobal Rivera, for outstanding player of the game (See photo below).
Next game: Tuesday, April 19th vs. Nazareth at 4pm at American Legion Fields.