2010 Landmark Conference Championships - Game #4

2010 Landmark Conference Championships

Friday, May 7th - Sunday, May 9th

Blue & Grey Field, Bethlehem, PA


Game #4

#1 Moravian College vs. #2 The Catholic University of America

Line Score

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
The Catholic University of America (23-16) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 1
Moravian College (25-13) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 x 3 10 2




            BETHLEHEM, PA --- The top seeded Moravian College baseball team moved into the championship round of the 2010 Landmark Conference Tournament at Gillespie Field with a 3-1 victory over second-seeded The Catholic University of America in a winner’s bracket game Saturday.
            The Greyhounds jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning when junior designated hitter Jacob Millen hit a leadoff homer, his fourth of the season.
            The Cardinals would tie the game at 1-1in the top of the sixth on an RBI sacrifice fly by junior designated hitter Eamonn Burke.
            Moravian moved back in front with a run in the bottom of the seventh.  Freshman pinch runner Aaron Popovice scored on a two-out RBI single from junior third baseman Jon Baltz after Popovice came on to run for junior catcher Blake Shortall, who had reached on a fielder’s choice.
            The Greyhounds added an insurance run in the eighth on an RBI sacrifice fly by freshman outfielder Rocco Del Prior scored sophomore first baseman Kevin O’Keefe, who had walked to start the inning.
            Moravian had a 10-5 advantage in shots with sophomore shortstop Dave Zubia going three-for-four.  Junior outfielder Mike Zubia was two-for-three.  Junior outfielder Tommy Little was two-for-four for the Cardinals.
            Sophomore Brendan Close earned the win for Moravian, allowing a run on five hits, two walks and five strikeouts in eight innings as Close improved to 5-0 on the season.  Freshman Kyle Longernecker tossed the final inning, striking out two batters for his fourth save of the season.
            Junior Ron Esposito took the loss for Catholic, allowing two runs, one earned, on eight hits and four strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.  Senior Mike Bzozowski pitched the final 1 1/3 innings with a run on two hits, a walk and a strikeout.