Strong pitching carries CUA to doubleheader sweep of Drew

Strong pitching carries CUA to doubleheader sweep of Drew

WASHINGTON – Behind a pair of strong pitching performances, CUA swept a doubleheader from Drew on Saturday afternoon at Talbot Field. The Cardinals took game one 4-3 with Robin Mowatt earning the win on the mound, before Kevin Farley went six innings to help lead the Cards to a 7-3 win in the nightcap. Following today's action, CUA is 14-6 overall and 3-2 in the Landmark Conference.

In game number-one, CUA took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd when Chris McCloud drove in Nick Clary with a single.

The Rangers scored a single run in the 4th to tie things at one, but CUA came right back with two runs in the bottom of the frame to go in front 3-1.

Marc Hanna, who singled, came around on Charlie Dillon's triple, and Dillon was brought in by Wes Stonelake's sac fly.

In the 5th, Mark Kalokitis' double brought in Brendan Breslin to make it 4-1, but Drew answered with two runs in the 6th to make it a one-run affair.

The Rangers then put two runners on with one out in the 7th, but Chris Nee retired the next two batters in order to earn the save.

Mowatt went 5.2 innings on the hill, striking out four and allowing only two earned runs for CUA. Nee worked 1.1 innings to pick up his fifth save of 2013.

Drew starter Alex Taylor went six innings, struck out one and allowed four runs in defeat.

CUA jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the nightcap with a pair of runs in the 1st. The Cardinals did all of their damage with two outs, beginning with a walk to Kalokitis.

Nick Clary then singled to put runners on the corners, and McCloud followed with a RBI single to make it 1-0. McCloud got himself into a rundown, but lasted long enough to allow Clary to score.

CUA then broke the game open with a five-run 4th inning. Kalokitis led off with a walk, stole second and moved over to third on an error.

With two outs, Kalokitis came across on Hanna's single to make it 3-0. With the bases loaded, Stonelake drew a walk to force in run number-four.

Following a pitching change, Dillon came across on a wild pitch, and DeToto delivered a two-run single to right to make it 7-0 after four.

The score remained that way until the 7th when Drew made things interesting. The Rangers took advantage of three CUA errors and plated three runs, but Peter Gartland stuck out the final two batters to send the Cards to the sweep.

Farley went six innings, struck out four and did not allow any runs en route to earning the win, while Drew starter Bobby Miskura suffered the loss after allowing seven runs and five hits in 3.2 innings. 

The Cardinals and Rangers close out their series on Sunday morning with a single, nine-inning game. Start time is set for 11 a.m.