Tuesday afternoon, the Cardinal team ventured to Moraga, Calif. to face the Gaels at St. Mary’s College of California.
RHP A.J. Vanegas pitched five strong innings, giving up only three hits and allowing no runs.
The Card offense proved, once again, that they can get things done.
Kenny Diekroeger drove in three runs and went 2-for-5 in the game. Stephen Piscotty went 3-for-4, reaching once on an error and also drawing a walk.
The defense was solid, save for two gaffes in the infield — one by Piscotty, the other by Lonnie Kauppila. Both the Card and the Gaels finished the game with two errors each.
Austin Wilson made a terrific diving catch in the bottom of the fifth inning for the first out, with Toby DeMelo batting.
Though the Gaels had chances to rally with a runner in scoring position, LOBsters were all around. They finished the game with 10 left on base, though the Cardinal team left 13 on base.
Vanegas, Sahil Bloom, and David Schmidt pitched dominantly enough to shut down the Gaels offense and lead the Cardinal to a 5-0 win.
Next up for the Cardinal is a home game against Rice on Friday, Mar 9, at 5:30 p.m.