La Salle Eliminated from Playoffs

Tuesday, May 31, 2016, Brooklyn, NY – In the end, only one team ends the season happy and this year it just wasn’t in the Cards as La Salle lost 2-5 to Nazareth and was eliminated from the 2016 CHSAA A Division Varsity Playoffs, yesterday at American Legion.  The Kingsman move on to the Championship round against Scanlan.  La Salle fell behind 0-2, after one inning, which took some of the opening game fight out of the Cardinals but each time they rallied to put up single runs in the second and third innings, Nazareth answered with runs of their own to maintain their lead.  After that it was quite routine as both teams traded zeroes for the last four innings.  It’s not that the Cardinals played bad in an elimination game as much as they did not play to moment and lost to a senior team that had been there before.  Senior, Chris Pimental, pitching his last game in a LSA uniform took the lost but was solid over six innings giving up seven hits, five runs (four earned) with 10 strikeouts against two walks.  Unfortunately, Nazareth’s Alvarez was a tad better on this day as he struck out 12 Cardinals against two walks en route to the win.  Angel, Billy, Jayson and Gil got the hits for La Salle with Jayson delivering the hardest blow, a line drive double to right in the second but that was about as good as it got as they Cards went down in order over the final four frames.  It was a good season that came up short, La Salle finished the season 11-6 with the playoff losses, which will hopefully feed the Varsity birds for the 2017 season. To the seniors playing in their final game, thank you for being an exemplary student-athlete. We are La Salle.