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March 31, 2013

Cardinals continue struggle at plate in two losses

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Rinaldi was the lone Cortland player to have two hits in the second game. Burns surrendered two hits, four walks, hit one and struck out four while allowing one earned run over 4.2 innings.

It was Kyle Barkley’s turn on the mound to shut down the Cardinals in the second contest. He allowed three hits, walked three and struck out four in going six innings for the win.

Mulvihill and Mike Vargues each doubled, while Latulipe singled to account for the three Plattsburgh hits.

The Cardinals have now scored three runs or less in 11 of their 14 games.

“Going back to when we played Fredonia, we haven’t scored a run in our last 28 innings in conference play,” Doorey said.

In Saturday’s doubleheader, Plattsburgh pitchers combined to walk nine and hit four batters.

“You can’t be walking or hitting people,” Doorey said. “Especially the way we’re swinging the bats. We don’t have anyone stepping up and getting a big hit right now.

“We’re not getting senior leadership. We’re young and we don’t have any seniors in the middle of the field.”

The Red Dragons and Cardinals close out their three-game weekend set at noon today at Cummings Field.

“It’s back at it again tomorrow (today),” Doorey said.

Corey Grossman gets the pitching start for Plattsburgh today.

Cortland 7, Plattsburgh 0

Cortland 201 002 020 — 7 13 0

Plattsburgh 000 000 000 — 0 4 1

Hughes, McAlary (9) and Panetta. Kelly, Orr (6), Corea (9) and Brighton. WP- Hughes. LP- Kelly. 2B- Graczyk (C) 2, Adornetto (C), Panetta (C), Mulvihill (PSU).

Cortland 7, Plattsburgh 0

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Plattsburgh 000 000 0 — 0 3 4

Barkley, Badanes (7) and Rinaldi. Burns, Doughtie (5), Levinson (7) and Casten. WP- Barkley. LP- Burns. 2B- Graczyk (C), Rosing (C), Mulvihill (PSU), Vargues (PSU. 3B- Jackson (C).

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