La Salle Sees Error of Ways in Loss
Brooklyn, NY, April 21, 2016 – For the second time in as many games ,the La Salle JV Cardinals baseball team gave away outs against a good team that puts the ball in play and loses 7-17 to Nazareth despite outhitting the Kingsmen 10-6 at American Legion Fields. The loss drops LSA’s record to 3-5 (1-2 CHSAA – A Division).
In the two game series against Nazareth, the Cardinals committed 15 errors. The 10 on Thursday were easily a season high and undercut a brilliant pitching performance by LSA started Carlos Flores (4 2/3 inn – 4H, 7R, 4 Earned, 5BB, 2K), who was unable to get out of the fifth inning due to the extra workload.
For the second straight game, Matthew Camacho took the loss in relief despite only giving up one earned run in an innings worth of work.
On offense Nicholas Brito (3 for 3 – 2R, SB) help the Cards jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to a pair of RBI singles from Jimmy Muniz and Christain Cueto (2 for 3 – 2B, RBI, K) but were denied a third as Muniz was gunned at the plate to end the inning. But as has been the case in these games with the Kingsmen, they roared right back with three runs of their own in the bottom of the first to go one up.
The game really got out of hand in the fifth inning as LSA raced back to the lead scoring four including two on Camacho’s two RBI pinch hit triple to right but Naz countered five of their own in the bottom of the frame and then eight in the sixth to seal the defeat.
Next Game: Tuesday, April 26th vs St. John’s Prep at American Legion Field, 4pm