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April 4, 2013

Cards complete sweep of Lyndon State

PLATTSBURGH — A bitter cold and windy day at Chip Cummings Field on Wednesday turned out to be a pretty good day for the Plattsburgh State baseball team.

Mike Mulvihill’s three-run double rallied the Cardinals to a 6-5 non-conference win over Lyndon State in the second game after Plattsburgh rolled to a 12-4 victory in the opener.

It was a much-needed doubleheader sweep for the Cardinals (5-12), who are trying to overcome a slow start to the season.

“It was good mentally for our baseball team to win two games today,” Plattsburgh coach Kris Doorey said. “Especially coming from behind to win the second game.

“We’ve been playing tense and this will make us relax a little bit. Hopefully this will give us something to build on.”

The Cardinals had to work for their win in the second contest.

Lyndon State (0-8) took a 3-0 lead in the second inning and held the advantage until the bottom of the sixth inning.

That’s when Mulvihill erased a 5-3 deficit by drilling a double to the gap in left center that cleared the bases.

Nicholas Lupo, Chris Pescetti and Matt Meunier paced Plattsburgh with two hits each, with Meunier scoring three runs. The Cardinals had 11 hits in all.

“We had different guys step up for us,” Doorey said. “Mulvihill is one of our regulars and he came up with the big hit in his final at bat of the day.

“But we had other guys who don’t see a lot of playing time, like Lupo, Meunier and Pescetti, who came through for us.”

Steven Corea pitched the first five innings for the Cardinals and allowed five runs on six hits. Corey Grossman took over in the sixth and ended up getting the victory as he did not allow a hit or walk while striking out three.

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