Rockland Cardinals off to a Great Start in the Cranberry Baseball League

May 28, 2015

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Cardinals-logo-150x150Cardinals Take Two From Easton

May 24, 2015

Game 1

Rockland traveled to Easton on Sunday to take on the Huskies in a double header. Ben Labuda would start for Rockland and would be masterful limiting Easton to only two runs on 5 hits. Rockland would get on the board in the first inning when Mulready and Greene would hit back to back doubles. Rockland would score again in the second inning on a sac fly by Zack George (Worcester State) to bring the score to 2-0 Rockland. The Cardinals would push across another run in the 4th inning for a 3-0 advantage. Rockland would then push across three more runs in the top half of the 6th. George, Petruzzelli, and Guillemette scored to make it a 6-0 lead for Rockland. Easton would answer back with two of their own but that would be all they could muster against Labuda. Rockland would add on an extra five more runs on five hits in the top of the 7th as they would hit through the lineup. Labuda would go the distance allowing 2 runs (0 earned), 5 hits and 1 walk to pick up the win. Petruzzelli, Greene, Cook, and Guillemette all had at least 2 hits apiece.

Cardinals 11 Easton 2

WP: Labuda

Game 2

Rockland looked to keep the pressure on Easton in game 2 and complete the sweep of the Huskies to start 3-0. Rockland would hand the ball to Kelly. Rockland would start the scoring in the top of the 2nd inning. Guillemette and Cook would start off with back to back walks. Michael and Littman would then follow that up with back to singles, and then powers would hit a sac fly to bring the score to 3-0 Cardinals. Kelly would shut down Easton through his 6 innings allowing only 1 run (0 earned). Rockland would give Kelly all the run support he would need as they would push across 3 more in the 5th and then another 2 in 7th. Rockland started the scoring in the 5th when the first five hitters would all reach base safely. In the 7th, Guillemette and Cook would get on. Littman would advance the runners and then powers would drive in both runs with a single. Dickerson took the ball in the 7th looking to slam the door on Easton while having an 8-1 lead. The first three hitters would reach base and all score but Dickerson would settle down and get three of the next four hitters out to end the game and preserve the 8-4 win for the Cardinals. Kelly threw 6 innings allowing 1 run (0 earned), 5 walks, and 6 strikeouts to pick up the win. Mulready, Guillemette, and Michael all had multiple hits. Littman, Powers, George, Petruzzelli, and Greene would also each had a hit. The Cardinals go to 3-0 on the season and will host Quincy Tuesday night at 730pm at Rockland.

Cardinals 8 Easton 4

WP: Kelly

Tarr Leads Cardinals to Season Opening Win Over the Whitman Nationals

May 21, 2015

The Rockland Cardinals traveled to Memorial Field in Whitman to take on the Whitman Nationals for their season opener. The Cardinals looked to David Tarr (UMass-Dartmouth) to start the season on a positive not. Mulready (WPI) would start things off in the top of the first with a 2-out walk. That would be followed by a single by Greene (WPI) and a walk by McDonough. Rockland would strand all three runners. Whitman took advantage of Rockland’s mistake of not being able to push a run across as they pushed two of their own for an early 2-0 lead. Each team would be retired in order in the second. Petruzzelli (Mass Maritime) would get on by error with one out in the top of the third. With two outs Greene would step the plate and deliver a monster 2-run homerun over the left centerfield fence to tie the game at two. Whitman would respond with a run in the bottom of the inning to take the lead back at 3-2. Tarr would only allow one runner on base through the next four innings. Rockland would push across the tying run in the bottom of the fourth inning on an error. Guillemette (Tampa) started off the fifth inning with a double. Petruzzelli (Mass Maritime) would lay down a sacrifice and the Whitman pitcher air mailed the throw to third to bring in the go-ahead run. Petruzzelli would later come in to score later in the inning to take a 5-3 lead. Rockland managed to get two more insurance runs in the top half of the 7th. Mulready started the inning off with a single. Greene delivered a double to bring runners to second and third. The Whitman pitcher then delivered a wild pitch to advance both runners. Powers (Worcester State) would reach safely and bring in the seventh run on an error committed by the second baseman. Tarr would finish the complete game effort in the bottom of the inning by getting the first two out before allowing the first runner in four innings to reach first, but he would get the next to kid fly to shortstop to end the game. Tarr finished the complete game effort allowing 6 hits, 3 earned runs, 8 strikeouts, and not allowing a walk. Greene would make his debut a memorable one by finishing the day 3 for 4 with a 2-run homerun. Guillemette, Mulready, Protentis, Littman, Powers, and McDonough all added a hit apiece. The Cardinals travel to Easton on Sunday May 25 to take on the Easton Huskies in a double header at Frothingham Park.

Cardinals 7 Whitman 3 WP: Tarr