LSA Varsity Baseball: Cardinals Drop a close one to divisional rival

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – In a battle for division supremacy, the La Salle Cardinals fell short 7-5 against Monsignor Scanlan in the Bronx.  The loss dropped the Cards to 9-4 in league play and creates a 3-way logjam on the top of the division with Scanlan and Nazareth.  However, La Salle holds the tiebreaker (head-to-head) over Scanlan but Nazareth has the tiebreaker over La Salle.

La Salle broke on the board for four runs in the top of the second only to give up five runs to Scanlan in the bottom of the frame.  LSA pitcher, Angel Fernandez-Diaz (L) scored the tying run in the top of the third but the Cardinals failed to capitalize the rest of the inning leaving the bases loaded without pushing across any extra runs to support.   Scanlan grabbed the lead for good in the fifth on an errant throw to third on a stolen base, which ended up in left field. They tacked on an insurance run in the sixth for the final margin of victory.

On offense, Jervon Warlick had two hits and Julian Nieves had one-hit and two RBIs to pace the cards.


Today’s makeup game with Cathedral Prep was cancelled so next up for the Cardinals is the CHSAA “A” Division Double Elimination Playoffs, which are set to begin on May 23rd.  Times and Locations: TBA