Monday, April 24, 2017 – John Michael Silvers went the distance for the win on five hits, three walks and four strikeouts, while Julian Nieves went 3 for 4 with a triple and three RBIs as the La Salle Academy varsity baseball team racked up 11 hits enroot to an 11-0 five inning victory against Bishop Loughlin at American Legion Fields in Brooklyn. The win raises the Cardinals records to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in the CHSAA ‘A’ Division.
After a slow start the La Salle offense erupted for five runs in the top of the third on four hits and a bases loaded walk. Two more runs in the top of the fourth courtesy of three straight singles by Jervon Warlick, Nieves and Adrian Santos. The final margin of victory was provided in the top of the fifth on a two-run fielding error, double by Nicholas Brito and the Nieves’ triple.
The Cardinals’ defense was solid with no errors and completing a 1-3-6 caught stealing to end the third inning and aptly enough ended the game on a perfect 9-4-2 relay to home plate to preserve the shutout and the win.