Baseball team starts the season with double-header win

By Renin Broadnax
March 29, 2018

Josh Breittolz up to pitch in the game opener against St. Joseph College. Picture by Renin Broadnax.

After a multitude of postponed and cancelled games, the Cavaliers had a successful opener against two teams, back-to-back.

On Saturday, March 17, the Cabrini men’s baseball team went up against  St. Joseph’s college.

The Cavaliers kept their opponent’s offense at bay, serving strike after strike in the early going. The Cavaliers garnered the lead in the beginning of the game and dominated for nine innings. For seven innings straight, one player stood out among the team and helped bring them to victory.

That player is Josh Breittholz, a senior right-handed pitcher.

“Josh Breittholz threw an amazing complete game of 74 pitches. He is an amazing competitor,” Tyler Morder, pitching coach, said. “Josh was able to throw all seven innings and competed amazingly.”

Cabrini then pushed further in the fifth and sixth innings, scoring two runs and securing the lead they had worked so hard for.

“A stand out moment for me was at the end of the game [when] we added on some more runs to give a comfortable lead,” Jake Dohar, sophomore human resource major, said.

In the second match, it started a little differently than the first, the team had begun to find their rhythm, obtaining 16 runs on 17 hits.  The team came out strong and a kept the momentum going. During both games, many players had their shining moments that aided in their victory.

Joe Aurite, sophomore accounting major, helped widen the gap on the scoreboard, finishing the game with three runs.

Brett Kuchera up to bat in the season opener against St. Joseph College. Picture by Renin Broadnax

“A standout moment for me today was being at bat in the second game,” Aurite said. “I hit a triple in the fifth inning that scored two runs.”

In the end, Cabrini managed to defend their home field and swiftly gain a victory over St. Joseph College.

“Our team performed very well today in the cold conditions,” Dohar said. “We improved a lot on the things we have been working on in practice.”

“Today, we did what we needed to do to win two games: we threw strikes, made plays and swung bats,” Morder said.


Video by Jordan Clouthier.

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