Mounties pull away from CUA late to send Cards to first loss

Mounties pull away from CUA late to send Cards to first loss

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – CUA dropped its spring break opener on Sunday afternoon, falling to Mt. Aloysius by a score of 14-5. The Cards pulled to within 6-5 in the 7th, before the Mounties scored eight runs in the final two frames to pull away. The loss is CUA's first of the 2013 season.

CUA scored in its half of the 1st when Marc Hanna's groundout plated Nick Clary to make it 1-0.

Mt. Aloysius came right back with four runs in the bottom half however, to grab a three-run lead after one.

The Mounties added another run to their lead in the 4th, but CUA came back with three runs in the top of the 5th.

Michael Parco got things started with a lead-off walk and Beriah Smith followed with a single.

A flyout moved Parco up to third and Clary then brought him home with a single to make it 5-2.

An error by the Mounties' pitcher allowed Smith to score as well, slicing the deficit to two.

Hanna then drove home Clary with a single and CUA was within 5-4.

A single run by Mt. Aloysius in the 5th made it 6-4, but CUA again pulled to within one with a run in the 7th.

Mark Kalokitis delivered the big blow this time around, driving in Brendan Breslin with a double. The hit was the 100th of Kalokitis' career.

The Mounties then broke things wide open with four runs in the bottom of the 7th, and four more in the 8th.

Capiak Deriick went 6.2 innings for the winners on the mound, allowing four earned runs, while striking out eight to earn the win.

Rob Steinkopf suffered the loss for CUA, allowing five earned runs on 10 hits in 4.1 innings.

On Monday, CUA faces Manchester at noon.