Game 1 Score: Catholic University 5, Dean College 2
Game 2 Score: Catholic University 12, Dean College 4
Location: Myrtle Beach Sports Complex, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
GAME 1: Catholic University 5, Dean College 2
A trio of Catholic pitchers combined on a six-hitter and the Cardinals took the opener of a twinbill with Dean, 5-2.
Catholic wasted little time knotting the game as they got an RBI double from Tommy Antonucci in the bottom of the frame and then took the lead for good in the third when they plated three runs – two of which were unearned.
Now in front 4-1, the Cardinals added another run in the fifth on an RBI single by Michael Doody.
Dean's final run came in the top of the sixth when Jeff Sharnick (Stratford, Conn.) was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Tyler McAloon (Berkley, Mass.) took the loss for the Bulldogs, going the first two innings and allowing five hits and four runs – only two of which were earned.
GAME 2: Catholic University 12, Dean College 4
Relief pitcher Nolan Lundholm tossed three innings and went 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBI as the Cardinals swept a doubleheader with Dean, taking the nightcap, 12-4.
Dean actually held a 4-0 lead after Dirito smacked a two-run double in the top of the first that scored both Travis Dinsdale (Worcester, Mass.) and Landon Fish (New Port Richey, Fla.). That was followed by a Griffin Connelly (Easton, Pa.) single that scored Brian Hadden (Newburyport, Mass.), giving the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead after one.
That lead grew in the second when Fish delivered an RBI single that pushed home Matt Callahan (Attleboro, Mass.).
Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, Catholic would go on to score 12 unanswered runs, including five runs in the fifth highlighted by a two-run triple from Cole Campbell and another RBI triple from Christian Jones.