WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Susquehanna baseball team could only come up with two runs against Catholic in the three-game series finale on Sunday and those two runs were not enough as the Crusaders fell 14-2.
Dan Wing (West Chester, Pa./Unionville) went 4-for-4 for SU (12-23, 6-9) to account for nearly half of the team’s hits. Dylan Glassmire (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks South) was 2-for-5 with one RBI and leadoff hitter Josh Cimino (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) picked up one hit and scored a run.
Susquehanna used five pitchers over the course of the nine-inning game. Starter Brian Wendig (West Chester, Pa./Malvern Prep) lasted three innings and gave up six runs on six hits and walked five batters. Nick Torkildsen (Milford, Pa./Delaware Valley) and Matt Smith (Blue Ridge Summit, Pa./Wyoming Seminary) pitched the eighth and ninth innings, respectively, and combined to give up one run with five strikeouts between them.
Catholic (24-12, 11-4) did not waste much time in jumping out to a lead, scoring five runs in the first inning on five hits.
The Crusaders were able to get a run back in the second on a Jared Musilli (Branchville, N.J./High Point Regional) RBI groundout that made it 5-1.
Unfortunately Catholic added a run in the third to go up 6-1 and then plated three run in the bottom of the fourth to lead 9-1.
The Crusaders scored their second – and ultimately final run – of the game on Glassmire’s RBI single to right field in the top of the fifth that scored Cimino who had reached base on a walk.
That marked the final run of the game for SU, however, and the Cardinals added another run in the bottom of the seventh to take a 14-2 lead, which remained the final score as Susquehanna stranded two base runners in the top of the ninth.
The Crusaders return home on April 23 to host Messiah at 4 p.m.
Baseball Falls to Cardinals in Series Finale