Varsity Cardinals vs. Moore Catholic
La Salle’s Varsity Baseball season has just about begun! The Varsity Cardinals played a tough scrimmage last week against Moore Catholic, losing 11-0. Moore Catholic is a top school for baseball and plays in a different division, but this was a great challenge for the Cardinals to prepare for their division. This will only help the Varsity Cardinals play stronger in their own division.
JV Cards Soar Over Cristo Rey
Brooklyn, NY – The La Salle JV Cardinals (1-3) picked up their first win of the season with a 13-2 victory over non-conference independent Cristo Rey at the American Legion Field. The JV Cards jumped out with a five run first highlighted by RBI singles from Roberto Liz, Christian Cueto and Franklin Olivares. In fact the entire top half of the Birds line was stellar going a combined 9 for 14, with 8 runs scored and 7 RBIs. The pitching took advantage of the offensive good fortune and overpowered Cristo Rey behind the arms of Nicholas Rivera (W, 1-0 – 3 inns, 1H, 2BB, 5K), Cristobal Rivera and Nicholas Brito. Nicholas Rivera also took home the first Angry Bird of the season, standout player of the game, for his efforts on the mound and at the plate (2 for 3, 1R, 1RBI).
Not In The Cards
Brooklyn, NY – In a battle of the birds, the La Salle JV Cardinals took it on the chin from the Cardinal Hayes Cardinals (CHSAA – AA) falling 3-15 at American Legion fields. The JV Cards fall to 1-4 with just game left before league play begins the week of April 11th. After giving up three in the top of the first the La Salle rallied to score two of their own and make it close at 2-3 going into the top of the second but that is where the wheels started to come off. Hayes took command scoring 3-5-1-3 over the next four innings on a combination of hits and La Salle miscues in the field. Those extra outs cost La Salle pitchers as they just weren’t able to have shorter innings, sans Cristobal Rivera who pitched a 1-2-3 sixth inning on 10 pitches. Carlos Flores (L, 0-2 – 3 Inns, 11H, 11R, 9ER, 4BB, 4K) took the loss. On offense, Nicholas Rivera led the way with 2 hits.