Brooklyn, NY, April 6, 2016 – In our final tune up before CHSAA league play begins, the La Salle JV Cardinals came home with a solid 10-7 victory over Packer Collegiate at the American Legion Fields. The JV Cards second win of the season was a back and forth affair with multiple lead changes and pitchers on both sides working their way out of jams all game. This even matchup came down to some pass balls by the Packer catcher and some key defensive plays by the Birds including a 3-6-5 double play and a nicely executed pick off play (which we just worked on in practice on Monday) to end threats. La Salle jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first but Pelican pitching held the fort to prevent any further damage, similar to what Cards starting pitcher Carlos Flores did in the top of the inning after surrendering a leadoff double. We added runs in each of the last four innings but Packer keep the heat on and drawing within one in the top of the sixth. The Cardinals were resilient playing small ball in the fifth (Single, Sac Bunt and an RBI groundout from Franklin Olivares, Brian Sanchez and Cristobal Rivera, respectively) and held firm to push across the insurance runs needed to seal the win in the bottom of the sixth. Franklin Olivares picked up the win and Nicolas Rivera was stellar getting the save. On offense, Nicholas Brito picked up two hits but the Angry Bird was given to Jimmy Muniz (3 for 3, 3 Runs, 1 Walk, 2RBI, 3 SB) as outstanding player of the game.
CHSAA League Play begins with our Next Game: Tuesday, April 12th vs Scanlan – 4pm at American Legion Fields