Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cardinal baseball off to a strong start

Nick Bravos
Sports Editor

The Saint Mary’s University baseball team once again started the season off with a spring break trip, this year traveling to Arizona to take on teams from around the country. The team ended the trip winning six out of the ten games, providing a very solid start to the season.

In the final game of the ten-game trip the team came back from a 10-5 deficit to Oregon Lewis and Clarke College. After tying the game in the bottom of the ninth, the score was dead-locked at 13-13 in the bottom half of the tenth. With the Cardinals at the plate, senior Curt Swanson hit an RBI-single to score sophomore Zach Wolfe to win the game 14-13.

Since returning from Arizona, the team has continued to play well, winning two of its three games. After splitting a doubleheader with Cornell College on March 17, the Cardinals outlasted University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1-0 in a 14 inning pitchers’ duel on March 25. The Cardinals won after Andy Edholm hit the game winning single in the bottom of the 14th inning to score Matt Tessmer.

The Cardinals have their first home game of the season Saturday, March 31 when they host a doubleheader against Bethel University starting at 1:00 p.m.

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