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Baseball Sweeps Sussex CC in Weekend Home Opener

Baseball Sweeps Sussex CC in Weekend Home Opener

CATONSVILLE, MD -  The CCBC Catonsville baseball team opened the home portion of their season, sweeping Sussex County Community College in a weekend series.

On Saturday, Brandon O’ Malley dominated the Skylanders for five innings, allowing just one hit and allowing just one ball to reach the outfield, and the Cardinals won 11-0.

Many Jimenez, Matthew Thomas, and Denzel Johnson led the Cardinal hitting parade with two hits each.  Christian Laidley got the Cards rolling with a two run double in the top of the first, and Catonsville (4-3-1), behind O’Malley, never looked back.

Game 2 Sunday

In Game 2, Sophomore pitcher Courtney Mack set the tone early and his battery mates responded by spotting him a 6-0 lead after the first inning, and Catonsville won 13-2.  Mack would work 4 2/3 innings, giving up only three hits and racking up eight strikeouts.

Every starter for Catonsville (5-3-1) had at least one hit.  Kyle Caravan, and Manny Jimenez had three hits each.  Craig Lopez, Christian Laidley, Dalton Swanger and Denzel Johnson two hits each.  Jimenez belted his second homerun and had four RBI, and third baseman Matthew Thomas had 3RBI.

Game 3 Sunday

CCBC Catonsville would complete the three game sweep beating Sussex County CC 14-4 in game three.

The Cardinals would get a big day from Freshman Dalton Swanger (Parkside H.S), who went three for three, driving in four.  Brandon O’Malley had three RBI, and Matthew Thomas (Severna Park) had two hits for Catonsville (6-3-1). 

Freshman Jordan Sanders (Northeast H.S.) got the win for the Cards, working four innings, striking out five.

CCBC Catonsville returns to action on Saturday as they hit the road for their first two Maryland JUCO games versus Allegany College of Maryland, before returning home Sunday for a non-conference double header against Mercer County Community College.

Article by: Craig Tyler

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