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4 Cardinals get the Call for Pro Ball in 2023

The calls came early AND often for Va Cardinals Alumni in the 2023 MLB Draft.  2021 alum Drue Hackenberg (Va Tech) was taken in the 2nd round by the Atlanta Braves on Day 1.  On day 2 the Boston Red Sox selected 2020 Cardinal Alumni Connelly Early (UVA) in the 5th Round.  On the third day of the Draft the Chicago Cubs took 2020 Cardinal Alumni Carter Trice (NC State) in the 12th round.  After the draft had concluded its 20 rounds the phone kept ringing and the Colorado Rockies Told 2019 Alum Tevin Tucker (WVU) that he was not done playing baseball as they offered the free agent a chance to continue his dream of being a big leaguer some day.  All in all it was a very exciting and rewarding day for these 4 players and their families.  The entire Carinal family shares in their happiness as they keep getting opportunities to pursue their dreams.  Congratulations gentlemen.  Very proud and thrilled for you and your families.

UVA's Connelly Early named 1st Team All-American

Congratulations to UVA LHP Connelly Early on being selected 1st Team All-American by the National Baseball Writers Association.  Early was also named Most Outstanding Player in the Charlottesville Regional.  Early added another big W in the Super Regional to help UVA secure their 6th trip to the NCAA World Series in Omaha.  Early becomes the 5th Cardinal in the last 3 years and 6th overall to earn a DI All-American honor.

Full Article CLICK HERE

Cardinal Alumni 2022 NCAA Updates

through 5/25/23

Checking in on the spring highlights for some of the Cardinal alumni who are currently active on NCAA rosters

UVA: Junior Connelly Early  Connelly Early garnered All-America honors for the first time in his career. The lefthander is 12-2 with a 3.06 ERA in 82.1 innings pitched this season. He has fanned 98 batters while walking only 20 in 18 appearances on the mound. In two postseason starts, he’s allowed two earned runs in 13 innings pitched and was named the NCAA Charlottesville Regional Most Outstanding Player. The 12 wins in 2023 are tied for the most ever in a single season by a UVA pitcher.  Soph Jay Woolfolk is 2-0, leads the Cavaliers in Appearances (27), and has a 2.30 ERA with 36K's in 31 IP and a .188 BAA for the Cavaliers. 

UWV: Senior Tevin Tucker has started every game at SS for the #14 ranked Mountaineers and is batting .326 while swiping 18 bases with a .970 fielding %.  Tevin was also named Honorable Mention All Big12

Va Tech: Soph Drue Hackenberg is the Hokies' top Starting Pitcher for the second year in a row and is led the Hokies with 91K in 79IP with a team leading 5 Wins while holding down the Saturday Starter role.

William & Mary: For the second consecutive season Soph Carter Lovasz was one of the league's most dominant arms. The sophomore pitched 53.2 innings, posting a 3.02 ERA and was tied for third in the CAA with 7 saves to go with a 5-1 record. Lovasz struck out 53, while allowing just 15 walks on the season, and kept the bases clean with a 1.10 WHIP. Lovasz became just the second player in Tribe history to record five or more saves in consecutive seasons, and already ranks third in William & Mary history in career saves. The righty has a sub-3.00 ERA through two seasons in Williamsburg to go with a sub-.200 batting average against in 107.1 innings. Lovasz was the first Tribe pitcher to land on the first-team since 2014 in being named All-CAA 1st Team.  Soph Lucas Carmichael had a break out season as he batted .308 and led the Tribe with 15 Doubles 16 HBP and 44 BB contributing to his lofty .475 OB% with 9 SB.

VMI: Junior Justin Starke ranks in the top 10 in nine different SoCon offensive categories, including second in batting average (.392), third in hits (83), runs scored (62) and total bases (144) and fourth in on base percentage (.483). Starke performed even better in 20 SoCon games with a .430 average, a .535 slugging percentage and five home runs. He earned the SoCon Player of the Week Award for March 20 and was the SoCon Freshman of the Year in 2021 and was named 1st team All SoCon in 2023. Junior C Cole Garrett has been an ironman behind the plate this season, starting all 55 games. The junior has an overall batting average of .352 with 17 doubles, 13 home runs, 53 runs and 53 RBI. He reaches base at a .440 clip and has a .638 slugging percentage. Defensively, Garrett has thrown out eight of 23 runners attempting to steal and has only two errors and one passed ball while joining Starke as a 1st Team All-SoCon selection.  Brett Cook had 8 HR, 11 2B, and 34 RBI and 26 SB.  Also, On the mound Soph Caden Plummer, Junior Alex LaRou and Junior Ty Barker have combined for 36 appearances out of the pen and have combined for 38K in 37 IP while freshman Andrew Jones has 11 appearances with 26 K's in 25 IP.

NC State: Junior Carter Trice has 6 HR, 9 Doubles and 7 SB for the Wolfpack

VCU: Senior Logan Amiss has 6 HR and 27 RBI for the Rams through 42 games

Longwood:  Senior SS Greg Ryan is leading all Lancers with 13 HR and 63 RBI and is batting .327 and was named to the All-BigSouth 2nd team. Michael Dolberry has stolen 5 bases in 5 attempts. Drew Camp has also appeared in 49 of the Lancers 54 games at 1B and DH and has tallied 29 RBI with 6 SB.

Lincoln Univ:  "The Twins" are both making a huge impact for Lincoln as Freshmen - Jaden Greenidge is leading the Lions with his .287 Ave, 7 HR and 29 RBI and 21 Runs scored while being selected to the All-ECC 2nd team. Jalen Greenidge is second on the team with his .276 average.  Jaden also has 13 Appearances pitching out of the pen for the Lions and has a 3.18 ERA with 15 K in 17 IP

Shenandoah: Senior Ryan Clawson has played every game and is batting .318 for the Hornets who are currently ranked #3 in the Nation by  Rock was also named to the All Regional team as Shenandoah advanced to the Super-Regionals 

UMW: Junior Bobby Ayscue batted .366 with 14 SB, 48 Runs scored 35 RBI and 3 HR all C2C Conference. Soph Griffin Graham has a Win and a Save while appearing in 8 games out of the bullpen for the Eagles.  Freshman Eric McDaniel has also made 4 appearances for the Eagles with 5K in his 4 IP.

Marymount: Senior Jordan Dickson has batted .266 with 7 2B and 4 SB for the Saints.  Dickson also appeared in 10 games out of the pen for the Saints and sported a 3.68 ERA and 2 Wins.

CNU: Junior Jack Anderson had 7 appearances for the Captains and has 2 Wins with 20 IP.

Pitt CC: Soph RHP Trent Pulliam had 25 K in 21 IP for the Bulldogs over 11 appearances.

RMC: Senior Devin Miles has a 2.49 ERA with 2 Wins in 12 appearances for the Jackets.

DePaw Univ: Frosh Pearse Reindeau has 2 Wins for the Tigers with 33K in 28 IP

Full Article CLICK HERE

Sousa and Early Make their commitments


Sean Sousa (2024 Walsingham Academy) has verbally committed to continue his academic and athletic career at George Washington University for Coach Gregg Ritchie and RC Tyler Kavanaugh!! Sean becomes the first Cardinal to join the Colonials but certainly won't be the last.  Congratulations to Sean and the entire Sousa family for this tremendous opportunity.  James River SS Callum Early has chosen to continue his academic and baseball career at Liberty University for Scott Jackson and the Liberty Flames.  Callum becomes the 4th Cardinal to commit to the Flames since our inception and joins his older brother Connelly as a Cardinal alumnus.  Congratulations to Callum and the entire Early family.

Whipple continues the UVA pipeline

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Congratulations to Finn Whipple and the entire Whipple family on his recent commitment to the University of Virginia.  Finn becomes the 11th Va Cardinals player to head to Charlottesville to play for the Hoos.  When Finn sets foot on Campus in the fall of 2025 that will represent the 14th consecutive year that the 2015 National Champion Cavaliers have had a Va Cardinal on their roster - The longest continuous relationship with the Virginia Cardinals of any Baseball program in the country.  Finn also becomes the 104th Division I commitment for the Cardinals since 2011 and the 22nd Cardinal to continue his career in the ACC. Well done Finn!!!

Feldman, Rudd and Solomita make their commitments

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Congratulations to 2023 SS Cole Feldman on his commitment to continue his Baseball and Academic pursuits at George Mason University.  Cole becomes the second Cardinal to head to Fairfax over the years and will be a cornerstone of the program for new head coach Shawn Camp.  Cole has been with the RBA South / Va Cardinals family since day one and we are very proud of him and happy for the entire Feldman family.  Josh Rudd 2023 RHP has elected to attend Eastern Mennonite University and compete for the baseball team there for coach Adam Posey.  Congratulations also out to 2023 RHP Christopher Solomita for committing to attend and play baseball at Randolph Macon College.  Chris will follow his older brother Patrick out to Ashland and play for long time Cardinal supporter Ray Hetrick and the YellowJacket program.  More commitments to come!!!

Vinnie Pasquantino was called up to the MLB with the KC Royals today June 27, 2022

Congratulations to Vinnie and the entire Pasquantino family

**Update - Vinnie was named AL Player of the Week Aug 15.

He finished his 2022 Rookie campaign batting .295 with 10HR and 1 Stolen Base in 258 at bats!!!


Va Cardinals Combine / Tryout event for interested 2026 and 2027 grad years have concluded. 

Thank you to all the players who attended.




Three Cardinal Alumni were named to the

2022 NCAA Freshman All-American team


Murdock promoted to AA with the Royals


Cardinal Alumni 2022 NCAA Updates

through 5/24/22

Checking in on the spring highlights for some of the 40 Cardinal alumni who are currently active on NCAA rosters (including 29 at the DI level) UVA: Freshman Jay Woolfolk is 3-0, leads the Cavaliers in Apperances (26) and has a 2.57 ERA with 52 K's in 35 IP and a .195 BAA for the Cavaliers.  Jay was elected to the Freshman All-American team for 2022

Va Tech: Freshman Drue Hackenberg is the Hokies top Starting Pitcher Was voted 1st team ALL ACC as well as being elected to the ALL ACC Freshman team as well as being a Freshman All-American after leading all VT pitchers with 78k's and a 10-1 record with a 2.44 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP in 13 Starts for the Hokies.  Drue's 10 Wins ranks 1st in the nation as of May 24.

William & Mary: Freshman Carter Lovasz has 15 appearances with 5 saves for the tribe with a .171 ave against and a 0.83 WHIP (Ranking 4th in the nation as of May 21) to compliment his 2.63 ERA (all team best numbers) Carter was named to the CAA ALL Freshman team as well as 2nd team all Conference. Carter was also named Freshman All-American for 2022.

VMI: Soph Justin Starke is bating .319 and has 9 HR. Brett Cook is hitting .309 with a team leading 12HR, 10 2B, and 48 RBI.  Also for the Keydets Sr Will Knight is batting .311, Soph Cole Garrett has 8 HR and has caught 52 of the Keydets 55 games while batting .293.  On the mound Freshman Caden Plummer has 19 appearances with 5 starts and Jr Ty Barker has 11 appearances out of the bullpen. Soph Alex LaRou has recovered from surgery and has 8 recent appearances with 11K in 12IP

Old Dominion: Soph Carter Trice is batted .293 with 16 HR, 12 Doubles and has 16 SB for the Monarchs Trice was named to the C-USA All-Conference team for the second year in a row (after being the Conference Freshman of the year and All-American in 2021)

JMU: Senior Eli Ottinger is having a big year for the Dukes with 2 wins and 3 saves in 21 appearances out of the pen with a 3.86 ERA while holding batters to a .210 ave. with 28 K in 33 IP.

ARMY West Point: Soph Connolly Early leads the Knights in Wins (7), IP with 73 and Stikeouts with 74K all supporting his 3.21 ERA and a .206 BAA.  Ealry was also recently named 1st team All-Conference as well as Patriot Conference Pitcher of the Year for 2022 while leading the Black Knights to the Patriot Conference Championship series.

VCU: Senior Logan Amiss is batting .277 average with 27 RBI and has slugged 15 Doubles while also swiping 5 bags in 5 attempts

Longwood: Junior Michael Peterson is second on the Lancers with a .313 ave and is 22-25 in SB and was named All-Big South Conference Honorable Mention.  Junior INF Greg Ryan has 6 HR. Michael Dolberry has stolen 16 bases in 19 attempts while playing in 46 of the Lancers 49 games.

UWV: Junior Tevin Tucker has started every game at SS for the Mountianeers and is 21-27 in SB on the season with 3 triples and 2 HR

Shenandoah: Senior Ryan Clawson is batting .331 with 5 SB for the ODAC Tournament Champion Hornets while starting in 48 of their 49 games. Clawson was also named to the ODAC All-Tournament Team

UMW: Soph Bobby Ayscue batted .301 with 9 SB and 36 Runs scored and Freshman Griffin Graham appeared in 11 games while striking out 16 in 14 innings pitched for the Eagles

Roanoke: Senior Hunter Andrews batted .329 for the Maroons

Marymount: Junior Jordan Dickson batted a scorching .383 with 11 2B and 9 SB for the Saints

CNU: Soph Jack Anderson had 6 appearances for the Captains and had 16K in 17IP on the season.

HSC: Frosh Johnny Oates had 3 HR and led the Tigers, batting .336 and finished 2nd on the team with 22 RBI

Pitt CC: Frosh RHP Trent Pulliam had 45K in 42IP for the Bulldogs

RBC: Dylan Barber slugged 8HR while batting .319 and Brandon Aarowood led the Statesmen with 45 IP and had 40 K's.



Cardinals in the Pro Ranks updates:

As of 6/14/2022

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Vinnie Pasquantino MLB (Royals)

Cullen Large AAA (Blue Jays)

Matt Pita AAA (Yankees)

Kit Scheetz AAA (Astros)

Nathan Kirby AAA (Pirates)

Khalil Lee AAA (Mets)

Griffin Roberts AA (Cardinals)

Noah Murdock High AA (Royals)

Nick Roth High A (Orioles)

Adam Hackenberg High A (White Sox)

Derek Casey High A (Cubs)

Kyle Battle A (Yankees)

Jamari Baylor A (Phillies)



Pasquantino making great strides in the KC Royals system

2 members of the 2014 World Championship Cardinals team found themselves reunited in professional baseball with the KC Royals and both Noah Murdock and Vinnie Pasquantino have played their way onto the Royals top prospect list. Pasquantino is making it impossible to ignore his achievements and had a great Big League camp this year.  Vinnie finished 2022 camp with a .391 average with 2 HR in 23 AB and was assigned to the Royals AAA affiliate in Omaha.  The Royals prospect report featured a nice article on the Lefty Slugger:

Article HERE




Jones, McDaniel, Smith, Vick, Bruno, Reindeau, and the Greenidge Twins make their picks


Va Cardinals 2022 RHP Andrew Jones has committed to VMI, OF / RHP Eric McDaniel he headed to UMW, RHP Connor Smith is headed to Bridgewater College, LHP Bryce Vick has picked Stevenson University, 1B/ LHP Pearse Reindeau chose DePauw from a number of options, Util Hadikell Bruno is headed to Eastern Mennonite Univ and Jaden and Jalen Greenidge picked Lincoln University.  Congratulations to all 8 players and their families.  Jones continues the pipeline from Cardinals rosters to Lexington as he becomes the 12th Cardinal to become a Keydette for Coach Hadra.  McDaniel is Cardinal #10 to play for the Eagles.  Smith is the third Cardinal to head to BC while Reindeau, Bruno, Vick and the Greenidge twins play the role of trailblazers as they become DePauw, EMU, Stevenson and Lincoln's first Cardinals.  Well Done Gentlemen!

Updates on Cardinal alumni in professional baseball


Kit Scheetz AAA Houston Astros: 38G with 3.93ERA 55IP 44K out of the Pen for SugarLand

Cullen Large AAA Toronto Blue Jays:  .256 with 8HR and 44RBI for Buffalo in his AAA debut

Vinnie Pasquantino AA KC Royals: .300 with 24HR and 37 Doubles (most in all of Minor League Baseball) 84 RBI and 246TB between A and AA

Nathan Kirby AA Pittsburg Pirates: 34 appearances out of the pen for Altoona where he struck out 58 betters in 34 inn.

Matt Pita AA/AAA NYY: slugged 8HR in 181AB and added 12SB 7 of the HR were in AAA Scranton

Noah Murdock A KC Royals: 2-1 with a 3.18ERA before shutting down with a slight tweak of his pec

Derek Casey A Chicago Cubs: 11 starts with a 3.24 ERA and 73K in 58IP for South Bend in the MWL.

Nick Roth A Baltimore Orioles: 46K in 44IP after making 28 appearances out of the pen between Aberdeen and Delmarva

Jamari Baylor A Philadelphia Phillies: in 40 games batted .269 with 5 HR and 12 SB for Clearwater

Adam Hackenberg A Chicago White Sox: batted .320 in his professional debut season winding up in Kanapolis

Griffin Roberts: Recovering from Elbow injury.


Carter Trice Named Frosh All- American and added to NCAA Player of the Year watch

Full Press Release from ODU HERE


NORFOLK, Va. – Carter Trice of the Old Dominion baseball team was named one of 42 semifinalists for the 2021 Dick Howser Trophy, which is the annual national player of the year honor as selected by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).


Trice, a native of Mechanicsville, Virginia, is third in Conference USA and leads all freshman with a .364 batting average. He tops all C-USA freshmen in runs scored (50), hits (72), homers (12) and total bases (129) and is second among league freshman with 48 runs batted in. He had 20 multi-hit games on the year and was 5-for-6 with a pair of homers and seven RBI in ODU's 15-7 win over Marshall.


Trice was also named to a number of Post Season Freshman All-American teams:




Cardinal Alum updates from 2021 NCAA Action


Some Cardinal standouts across the NCAA Landscape:

-Carter Trice has made the most of his Freshman campaign at Old Dominion.  Batting .360 with 13HR and 53RBI through 56 games and has been added to the NCAA Freshman of the Year watch list in addition to being a semi-finalist for the Dick Howser Award (NCAA DI Player of the Year) Carter earned C-USA Freshman of the Year honors as well as 1st team All-Conference

-Equally impressive, Kyle Battle has slugged 18HR with 59RBI in Norfolk for the Monarchs as well as he and Trice have helped Coach Finwood's squad to a 38-14 record and an appearance in the nations top 20.  Battle's 66 Runs Scored has him 4th in the nation among all DI players.  Old Dominion now has 42 wins on the season And is the #1 Seed in the South Carolina Regional after capturing the C-USA Title. Kyle was also named to C-USA 1st Team All-Conference

- At The USMA in West Point the Black Knights won the Patriot League and notched a regional bid with Cardinal Alum Connelly Early leading the team with a 1.57 ERA in 13 appearances.  The true Freshman notched 36K in 34IP with a .171 ave against while tallying the second most wins on the staff with 4 on his way to being named to the All-Conference Team for 2021

-Out at VMI Redshirt Freshman Justin Starke is leading the Keydetes and finished #5 in the Nation with a .422 average while adding 6HR and was 6th in the nation with his .525OB% with 68 hits and 27 BB.  Will Knight and Cole Garrett are contributing nicely to the cause for Coach Hadra in Lexington with 10 HR between them this year.

-Closer to home, VCU Senior Steven Carpenter has batted .325 with 38RBI and 33 Runs scored for Coach Stiffler and the red hot Rams who have now won 21 straight and are 37-14 on the year while winning the 2021 A-10 Tournament and quilifying for the NCAA Regioonals.  The Rams secured the 3 seed in the Mississippi St Regional.

- Longwood University has enjoyed the production of Michael Dolberry who has raced his way to a .315 average and who's 8 SB were second on the team trailing only fellow Cardinal alumni Michael Peterson who had 10 SB on the year.  Well done Mike-Mike and Mike!!

-Rounding out his regular season career at the University of Charleston, Robert "Big Game Bobby" Fultineer led the Golden Eagles in appearances with 16 while going 4-2 with a 3.06 ERA and striking out 33 batters in 29 innings.  UofC will host the DII Atlantic Region Tournament. 

-Hampden-Sydney has benefited greatly from team leading Ryan Clawson and his .391 average with 23RBI.  Frosh Ryan Portes has contributed in 10 appearances out of the pen with an impressive 1.69ERA with a 1.03WHIP.

-Freshman Bryce Safferwich has worked his way into the JMU lineup and the true Freshman has batted .288 in his chances for the Dukes.

-Penn State Soph Ralphie Gambino has a 1.50 ERA for the Coach Cooper and the Nittany Lions in 7 appearances.


.....More to come.


5 Cardinal alumni Get Big League Camp Invites for 2021






Griffin Roberts (Cardinals), Nathan Kirby (Brewers), Kit Scheetz (Astros), Noah Murdock (Royals), Cullen Large (Blue Jays)

are all one step closer to their MLB Dreams as each of them have been invited to BigLeague Camp for spring training in Feb 2021.

Good Luck Men!!!!

NCAA Season finally arrives as many Cardinal alumni head to MLB Spring Training

In addition to the dozens of players currently populating NCAA rosters across the country, we want to draw attention to

Vinnie Pasquantino (Royals), Nick Roth (Orioles), Jamari Baylor (Phillies), Derek Casey (Cubs), Matt Pita (Yankees) who all continue to grind it out in the minor leagues as spring training 2021 begins. 

Good luck to all of our alumni for making dreams a reality and making us proud every day you do!!!

Cardinal Alum Nathan Kirby elected to the Hall Of Fame






A member of the original Va Cardinals team has now been elected to the University of Virginia Hall of Fame. 


LHP Nathan Kirby (James River HS) was the 1st Cardinal to commit to an ACC program and also began the pipeline to Charlottesville from the Va Cardinals that has seen a Cardinal alum on every Cavalier roster since 2012.  Kirby was on the mound and struck out Vanderbilt's Dansby Swanson in the Cavaliers 2015 National Championship game that brought the ACC it's first Baseball National Championship since 1955.  Kirby was ultimataly drafted in the CB portion of the 1st round in 2015 by the Milwaukee Brewers and is continuing his progress towards the Major Leagues in the Brewers system.  Congratulations to Nathan and the entire Kirby family on this honor.

 A link to the UVA press release and article is HERE


Class of 2021 Cardinals Commitments

Carter Lovasz - College of William & Mary

Jay Woolfolk - University of Virginia

Drue Hackenberg - Virginia Tech

Brett Allen - University of Massachusetts

Caden Plummer - Virginia Military Institute

Trent Pulliam - James Madison Univ

Griffin Graham - University of Mary Washington

Chance Muir - Eckerd College

...... More to come







2022 Cardinals Bring home USBC National Championship!!


In a summer of the unexpected and unprecedented, there is one thing that remains constant - The Virginia Cardinals won the Triple Crown USBC National Championship for the 4th time.  The 2022 Cardinals went 8-0 in the tournament by way of a team batting average of .442 for the entire event.  Battling the sweltering heat in RVA the Cardinals topped the Richmond Braves 16U team 17-1 and the Richmond Braves 15u National team in pool play 16-0 to advance to Bracket play where they continued to roll on through Elite Squad and finally FTB Mid Atlantic to secure the crown.  Well done Gentlemen!!!!







Hackenberg to be a Hokie - Graham to be an Eagle

Va Cardinal 2021 RHP / INF Drue Hackenberg (Miller School) made it official recently by accepting a scholarship offer from Coach Szefc and the Va Tech Hokies.  Drue becomes the 7th Cardinal alum to head to Blacksburg and the 20th Cardinal to sign on to the ACC Conference. Congratulations to Drue and the entire Hackenberg Family.  Griffin Graham has chosen to play for Coach Swiney and the UMW Eagles.  Graham will join fellow Cardinal aluni Bobby Ayscue and Parker Wilburn in Fredericksburg.  Congratulations Griffin!!!

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Plummer and Pulliam Commits to VMI and JMU


2021 OF Caden Plummer (Lee Davis HS) has committed to continue his baseball and academic career at Virginia Military Institute.  Plummer accepted a scholarship offer from Keydet coach Coach Hadra and will join a number of fellow Cardinal alumni in Lexington.  Congratulations Caden and the entire Plummer famiy!!  Trent Pulliam (Godwin HS) committed to continue his career to the Dukes of James Madison University with Coach Marlon Ikenberry.  Pulliam is a RHP from Mills Godwin HS who burst on the scene with a great performance for the Cardinals at their PBR National Championship event in Georgia. Congratulations to trent and the Pulliam Family!!

Jay Woolfolk named Gatorade Player of the Year for Virginia


Va Cardinals 2021 P/OF Jay Woolfolk (UVA) has been named the Virginia State Gatorade Player of the Year for 2020.  Jay becomes the 2nd Va Cardinal to win the prestigious award following Nathan Kirby in 2011.  Jay is a 2-sport comit to UVA our of Benedictine Prep where he is set to play QB for the football team while also lacing up the cleats for the Cavaliers nationally ranked baseball team.  The full page anouncment by Gatorade can be seen HERE


Plummer named PG 16U Tournament All-American


Congratulations to 2021 OF Caden Plummer on being recognized by PerfectGame for his 2019 performances.  Caden was selected to the PG All-American 1st team on the heels of his summer that saw him bat .438 with a 1.332 OPS (3rd highest in the nation).  Caden had 11 RBI while slugging 2 HR, 6 Doubles and 2 Triples in only 35 AB.  The speedy CF also swiped 5 bases.  To be selected as one of the top 18 players recognized from the thousands of players in hundreds of PG events is no small feat and we are thrilled for Caden to have been recognized.   The full article and list can be seen HERE









Brett Allen Commits to UMass


The UMass Minutemen and Coach Reynolds made a big statement in the mid-Atlantic by locking up 2-way standout Brett Allen (Benedictine / Hanover).  Allen had made his own statement with an epic pitching performance at the highly scouted WWBA event in Jupiter where he played up against the best 18U players in the nation.  Allen earned All-Tournament honors on the heels of his 5.2 IP where he allowed only 3 hits while striking out 5.  Allen's signature outing was his 5 innings of 2 hit ball vs the Dirtbags in the BaseballU quarter finals game.  Congratulations to Brett and the Allen Family on this great news!!






Woolfolk and Lovasz Commit to stay in State

After a very heated recruiting process for both 2021's the Commonwealth of Virginia will get to keep 2 of the premier 2-way players in RVA close to home and in state.  Carter Lovasz (Midlothian HS) verbally committed to the College of William & Mary and Jay Woolfolk (Benedictine) made his pledge to play both Football and Baseball in Hooville for the University of Virginia.  Both young men have been with the Cardinals and RBA South nearly their entire baseball careers and we are extremely happy to be able to be close enough to continue to watch them at the next level!!  Congratulations to the Wollfolk and Lovasz families!!!

Updated class of 2020 Va Cardinals NLI signings and other College Commitments

Connelly Early - West Point

David Coppedge - University of Virginia

Bryce Safferwich - JMU

Jacob Farrar - VMI

Carter Trice - Old Dominion

Alex LaRou  - VMI

Lucas Carmichael - William & Mary

Cole Garrett - VMI

Matthew Sylvia - VMI

Bobby Ayscue - Univ of Mary Washington

Ryan Portes - Hampden Sydney

more to come.....

4 Cardinal Alumni selected in the 2019 MLB Draft

Congratulations to our Cardinals who were selected this past June!!

Jamari Baylor - 3rd Round Philadelphia Phillies

Noah Murdock - 7th Round KC Royals

Vinnie Pasquantino - 11th Round KC Royals

Nick Roth - 26th Round Baltimore Orioles



Va Cardinals class of 2019 NLI signings and other College Commitments


 Jimmy Starnes - West Virginia

Brett Cook - Tulane Univ

Jamari Baylor - Louisburg (drafted - Phillies 3rd)

Ty Garner - Louisberg

Eli Parks - Morehead State

Ty Barker - VMI

Justin Starke - VMI

Michael Dolberry - Virginia State

Tyler White - Lynn University

Devin Miles - Randolph Macon

Jordan Dickson - Marymount

Seth Sherman - City College of NY

Cardinals selected in the 2018 MLB Draft


Congratulations to:

Griffin Roberts - Wake Forest Rnd 1 Comp pick 43 - St Louis Cardinals

Derek Casey - Univ of Virginia - 9th Round Chicago Cubs

Scheetz and Large continue to "show em all"


Part of what makes doing what we do great is seeing kids who believe in themselves grow into men who get others to believe in them.  Kit Scheetz is the perfect example of what #BardinalFactor means.  Overlooked and underestimated, Kit went on to be the winningest pitcher in his 4 years at Va Tech.  Undrafted and overlooked once again, Kit secured a professional contract at a free-agent tryout with the Houston Astros in June of 2017.  Since then Kit has been promoted FOUR times in the past year and is now in AA Corpus Christi.  He has accumulated a staggering 1.58 career ERA in his first 26 games striking out 99 batters in only 79 innings of work.  Professional batters are hitting an anemic .215 off him while holding down an even more impressive 1.02 WHIP in his professional career.

Well done Kit.  Keep rolling and know that all of Cardinals Nation is watching and believing and pulling for you!!!!

Follow Kit and his success HERE

Also on the Minor League tip - Cullen Large has homered in his last 3 games (raising his season total to 5 while raking .325 in the Midwest League.  The BlueJays 5th rounder in 2017 is showing the stroke that carried William & Mary over the last 3 years.

Follow Cullen HERE

Updated Cardinals College Commitments

Congratulations to the class of 2018 College Commitments for our Cardinals players:



Tevin Tucker - West Virginia Univ

Michael Peterson - Longwood Univ

Hunter Andrews - Roanoke College

Cam Lazar - Tampa University

Callaway Sigler - JMU

Logan Amiss - VCU

Drew Camp - Louisburg College

Jonathan Walton - Ferrum College

Wes Glass - Young Harris College

Connor Kannon - Louisburg College

Jacob Waltman - Louisburg College

Scott McDonough - Florence Darlington Tech

Connor Hicks - VCU


3 Cardinals in 2017 MLB Amateur Draft plus F/A sign

In the 2017 MLB Draft 3 former Virginia Cardinals were selected.  William & Mary Jr 2B Cullen Large was taken in the 5th round.  Large was an All CAA and All ECAC selection this past season and was a 3 year starter for the Tribe amassing over 225 hits in his 3 years in Williamsburg.  Wake Forest Sop RHP Griffin Roberts was selected by the Twins in the 29th Round but will likely return to the Deamon Deacons with his Junior year still ahead of him.  VMI Jr Catcher Peyton Maddox was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 33rd Round after emerging as one of the premier college catchers in the region after 3 strong seasons for the Keydets. Post draft Kit Scheetz (Sr Va Tech) was signed by the Houston Astros! Congratulations to all 4 men and their families on this achievement.  These Cardinals become the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th players selected in the last 4 years joining Derek Casey (2014- did not sign) Nathan Kirby (1st round in 2015), Nathan Trevillian (Pirates in 2015), Khalil Lee (3rd round in 2016), Noah Murdock (2016 - did not sign) along with Josh Gardner who signed with the Yankees as a free agent in 2016.

Cardinal Alumni Garner Collegiate All-Conference honors


Numerous Virginia Cardinal alumni have trung together all-conference awards after very strong seasons.
William & Mary Jr 2B Cullen Large led the Tribe in batting average (.344) and lifted his careeer hit total to 222 as he was named 1st Team All-CAA.  Griffin Roberts achieved 2nd team All-ACC status with his breakout season as the Wake Forest Deamon Deacons closer.  The draft eligible Soph tallied 8 Saves and 65 K's in 45 innings to go with his 1.60 ERA.  Also in the ACC, Noah Murdock was named to the All-ACC Freshman team after his 3.32 ERA (2.06 in ACC play) this season for the Cavaliers.  ODU's Vinnie Pasquantino was named Conference USA All Freshman after his .325 5HR rookie campaign for the Monarchs joining fellow Cardinal alum Kyle Battle who also made the list after his .335 2HR season.  VCU's Steven Carpenter made the A-10 All-Rookie team after batting .303 in conference play. In the OVC Reid Leonard was named 2nd team all conference after the SS hit .339 with 46 RBI. Sr AJ Nicely was named 1st team all CAC and Keith Roberts was named 2nd team - both for CNU. Well done Cardinals!!  

Cardinals 2021's take USSSA Va State Championship!!

Oct 16, 2016
With a flare for the dramatic the Va Cardinals 2021's mounted 3 comback victories on Championship Sunday including 2 walkoff efforts en route to their 2016 USSSA Open State Championship.  The boys were down to 9 players on Sunday due to some illness and family obligations but a tight 9 was plenty.  To top it all off the boys stuck to their guns and continued to play their fall with -3 bbcor bats (organizational mandate for all rising High School tryout candidates) while all the opponents elected to dig in with their -5.  Very proud of the boys efforts and resolve.  Congratulations to Coach Arrowood and all the 2021's for an amazzing effort.








Tucker to be a Mountaineer

Congratulations to Tevin Tucker (2018 SS Prince George) and his family on Tevin's commitment to attend West Virginia University and play baseball for the Mountaineers and coach Randy Mazey.  Tevin selected the Mountaineers over a number of excellent programs who had all expressed an interst in the athletic Cardinal SS.  Tevin will be the first Cardinal to matriculate to Morgantown and also our forst player to move on the the Big 12 Conference to play his college baseball.  Congratulations again to Tevin and the Mountaineers!!!




Peterson verbals to Lancers

Congratulations to Michael Peterson (2018 CF - Prince George) on his commitment to play for coach Ryan Mau and the Lancers of Longwood University!!  Peterson will join current Cardinal alumni Grant Keller and Johh Gregory in Farmville and will also continue the string of Cardinals roaming CF for the Lancers when he fills the shoes of 4 year starter and original Cardinal team member Colton Konvicka who graduated this past May.  Overall Peterson will become the 7th Cardinal to matriculate to the Longwood program throughout the years.  Well done Mike-Mike!!!!


Knight pledges to Keydets!!
Congratulations to Will Knight (2017 SS - Amherst County) on his commitment to play baseball for Coach John Hadra and the Keydets of VMI.  Will becomes the 4th Cardinal to matriculate to VMI - joining Alumni Gary LeClair and rising Sophomore Jake Huggins and rising Jr Peyton Maddox in Lexington.  Congratulations to the entire Knight family!!






JMU Lands 3 Cardinals!
Congratulations to Eli Ottinger (2017 RHP Benedictine), Callaway Sigler (2018 CF Benedictine), and John Michael Kish (2018 RHP Cosby) on their recent commitments to continue their baseball playing careers for Coach Marlon Ikenberry and the Dukes of James Madison.  These 3 bring the total number of Cardinals to matriculate to Harrisonburg to 5 in the last 3 years. Well done gentlemen!









Pittman accepts offer from St Bonaventure!
Congratulations to Josh Pittman (2017 RHP / 2B Highland School) and his family on his recent acceptance of a scholarship offer from St Bonaventure.  Josh will become the first Cardinal to matriculate to play for Coach Larry Sudbrook and the Bonnies in the A-10 Conference.






Diehr to be a Yellowjacket

Congratulations to 2017 RHP Bryan Diehr (Lee-Davis) on his commitment to continue his baseball and academic pursuits for Coach Ray Hedrick and the Yellowjackets of Randolph-Macon College.  Diehr becomes the 3rd Cardinal to matriculate to the DIII national powerhouse in Ashland following Tanner Phillips and Daniel Byrd.  Well done Bryan!!!




Baier Commits to King University
Congratulations to 2017 OF / P Ezra Baier (Amherst County) on his commitment to King University and Coach Blaine Brown.  Ezra becomes the first Cardinal player to continue his playing career at King University. 










Cochrane verbals to HSC
Congratulations to Hunter Cochrane (2017 RHP Glen Allen) on his verbal commitment to play baseball for Coach Jeff Kinney and the Tigers of Hampden-Sydney College.  Hunter will join former Cardinal alum Mitchell Carmody and Garrett Birnbaum in his travels to Farmville!! 









Hackenberg to Head to Clemson!
Recent 2018 Cardinal addition Adam Hackenberg (2018 C / Util Miller School) committed to accepting a scholarship from Coach Monte Lee and the Clemson Tigers.  Adam will be joining a number of other Cardinal alumni in the ACC when he matriculates but he is the first Cardinal to head to Clemson.  Congratulations to Adam and the entire Hackenberg Family - On a related note Adam's younger brother Drue is a member of the 2021 Cardinals


Cardinals make the dominant run to 2016
Diamond Nation Super17's title!!

The Cardinals 2017 squad strung together an epic performance at Diamond Nation Super17's to get the 2016 season off to a great start.  Cardinal pitching and defense allowed a mere 9 runs over 7 games - highlighted by Eli Ottinger's 16K performance, Hunter Cochrane's 1-0 CG shutout and Bryan Deihr's 3-0 CG No-Hitter.  To top it off Aaron Robinson went 5-5 in the title game and earned tournament MVP.  Well done Gentlemen!!  And congratulations to Head Coach Mark Fleischer on a great week in Cardinal history in his first event with the Cardinal family - incredible team effort!!!!

2016 Cardinals All-Conference, Region, and State honors.


All-State: Christian Hague Cosby,

South Region: Corey Klak Western Branch, Christian Hague Cosby, Khie Simms Clover HIll,

Conference 3: POY Christian Hague 1B Cosby, Khie Simms OF Clover Hill, Mitchell Carmody C James River, Jacob Long OF Cosby, Ryan Clawson Util Cosby


All State: Jonathan Walton Prince George, Kyle Battle Glen Allen, Tevin Tucker Prince George, Jacob Bartlett Matoaca.

South Region: Jonathan Walton 1B Prince George, Tevin Tucker SS Prince George, Jacob Bartlett OF Matoaca, Robert Fultineer P Matoaca

Conference 11: Kyle Battle OF Glen Allen, Justin Sorokowski 3B Lee Davis

Conference 12: POY Tevin Tucker, Jonathan Walton, Jacob Bartlett, Robert Fultineer, Jacob Waltman P LC Bird

Conference 16 Henry Moore Util Atlee


All State: POY Grey Lyttle, John Gregory 1B, Cayman Richardson SS, Aaron Robinson C Monacan, 

All Region: POY Grey Lyttle P & DH Hanover, Aaron Robinson C Monacan, John Gregory 1B Hanover, Cayman Richardson SS Hanover

Conference 20: POY Grey Lyttle,  Logan Amiss C Powhatan, Grant Keller SS Midlothian, Ross Lewis OF Powhatan


All State: Noah Murdock Colonial Heights, Steven Carpenter New Kent.


West Region: Josh Jones SS (conf 37)


VISAA All-State

Eli Ottinger Benedictine,  Josh Pittman Highland School, 

Large comes up BIG for Tribe in CAA Championship / Leonard walks em off in OVC


Both Cullen Large (So W&M) and Reid Leonard (Fr Morehead St) continued their torrid springs into conference championship play.  Cullen large stepped up in the 12th inning of the CAA Championship game and parked one well beyond the fence in Right Center Field to lift the Tribe over UNCW and force the "if" game for all the marbles.  Overall in the tournament Large hit .348.  Leonard dug in for MSU in the bottom of the 12th and delivered his own heroics with a laser down the Left Field line that walked off Tennessee Tech and lifted the Eagles to the Semi-Finals.  View Large's blast HERE.  View Leonards rope HERE (at the 1:40 mark)
The post season success is no surprise to their squads as both players were also named to their respective All-Conference teams.  Large finished the regular season batting .328 with 76 Hits including 6 HR and 43 RBI. Large also flashed superior defense for the Tribe fielding at a .976 clip in 285 chances.  Leonard started 53 of the Eagles 59 games on the season and finished with a .347 batting average with 12 Doubles on his way to All-OVC honors.  Well done gentlemen!!


Cardinal alum Jackson Rivera keeps persevering against all odds
Full article HERE


Numerous Cardinals Alumni have great springs for their NCAA Programs


Now that we are more than half way through the College season it's time to check in on campus to acknowledge the positive impact many of our alumni are having on their respective college teams:  Reid Leonard (Fr Morehead State) has locked down the starting SS job and is 2nd on the team with a .347 Ave.  In Williamsburg, Cullen Large has started every game again this season again after being the starting 2B as a Frosh for the Tribe.  Cullen is batting .341 and leads the team with 39 RBI and 60 base hits and is 2nd with 6 HR on the season.  Out in Blacksburg Va Tech is fighting through a tough season but one bright spot is the consistent performances of Kit Scheetz.  Sheetz (Jr LHP) leads the Hokies with 72 IP and 5 Wins (3 more than any other pitcher on the Hokie staff) and is 2nd in ERA with a 3.61 and 2nd on the team with 48 K's.  Scheetz also has the Hokies only Complete Game of the season - a 3-2 win over Duke -  Jr OF Mac Caples added his 2nd HR on the season in the effort vs Duke.  Across town at Radford - Shane Johnsonbaugh (Sr OF) leads the Highlanders in HR (5) and RBI and is 2nd in Runs scored while former Cardinals and current Highlander teammate Danile Bridgeman (Sr RHP) leads the team in Saves.  Mack Krupp has contributed out of the Highlander bullpen after redshirting last season - the Jr has a .080 batting ave against.  In DII action - AJ Stead (Fr LHP) is in the starting rotation and is 4-1 with 41 K in 49 IP for the Shepard University Rams.  DIII CNU has climbed to #20 in the National Polls and are being bouyed by strong performancesfrom Jr OF AJ Nicely (.300 Ave, 5 HR, 11 SB),  So SS Keith Roberts (.357 Ave, 5 HR, 28 RBI) and Jr C Collin Lawless (.365 Ave, 9 2B).   

NLI day for 2016 grads

(more photos to follow as they come in)

Fultineer and Carmody Make College Commitments!!

Cardinals Robert Fultineer ('16 LHP Matoaca) and Mitchell Carmody ('16 C James River) have both made their college commitments. Fultineer has elected to head to Charleston, WV to play for coach Andrew Wright and the Golden Eagles of the University of Charleston.  Carmody has selected Hampden-Sydney College from among numerous options.  Congratulations to the Fultineer and Carmody families!!

Cardinal 2016's take their final bow.

The Virginia Cardinals made the most out of their first Jupiter bid.  8 players were named to the All-Tournament team and the squad managed to leave Florida as one of only 2 teams to navigate the week without suffering a defeat.  The Cardinals 3-0-1 record was good enough to tie for their pool #1seed however the runs allowed tiebreaker left the Cardinals as the only undefeated team to not have the opportunity to advance to the playoff round of 16. All in all it was an amazing 2 year run for the core of this group. 
Jupiter Roster, Schedule and Recap HERE

Cardinals 13U Take Ripken Title

The Virginia Cardinals 13U squad continues their winning ways as they rolled to the Championship at the Fall Frenzy held at the Ripken complex in Aberdeen, MD.  Cardinal Cory Adams was named tournament MVP

Well Done Fellas!!!!!

Cardinals 2019's win Battle of the Bay Championship

Cardinals 2019 went undefeated as they capture the Battle of the Bay championship. Cardinal pitching combined to only allow 1 run all weekend. Wins by Devin Miles (1 hitter), Ty Barker (no hits through his 4 innings), and Jimmy Starnes (9ks) paced the Cardinals. Hitting was spread out evenly among many players but great performances by Seth Sherman and Tyler garner with 6 hits, Zack Mcghee (5 RBIs), Bryce Safferwich (4 RBIs), and Grayson Kcraget with 5 hits backed up stellar defense and lock-down pitching performances.  Well done gentlemen!!!! 

2016 Moore and 2017 Simms make their college commitments

Henry Moore (2016 C - Atlee) and Khie Simms (2017 OF - Clover Hill) have made their verbal commitments for their college careers.  Henry Moore will be matriculating to Lincoln-Memorial University in the Southern Athletic Conference where he will play for coach Jeff Sziksai and the RailSplitters.
Khie Simms will be heading to Norfolk in the fall of 2017 to continue his playing days for coach Chris Finwood and the Old Dominion Monarchs.
Congratulations to both boys and all their families!!!

Peck Wins RoadRunner event at Cooperstown

Charter member of the newly formed Virginia Cardinals 2021 squad Cole Peck (Chesterfield County) bested over 1300 other players at Cooperstown Dreams Park RoadRuner event on July 18.  Peck ran a 12.55 in his qualifying round and then topped that with a 12.47 in the finals in front of more than 7500 in attendance.  Peck's time was more than .4 seconds faster than the next best finalist.  Peck went on to bat .750 on the week with a 1.750 slg pct with 5 HR and 8 Doubles while leading the RBA South Nationals to a 3rd place (9-1) finish in the 104 team tournament.  Fellow Cardinal Corey Adams also had a great week belting 6 HR, stealing 11 bases and batting over .680 in his own right.  Congratulations Boys!! Way to represent your new Cardinal family!!!

Cardinals dominate All-Metro honors

Congratulations to the 10 Cardinals and Cardinal alumni who were recently named to the TD All-Metro team.

1st Team: Nick Butts (Sr. Manchester), Noah Murdock (Jr. Colonial Heights),
Vinnie Pasquantino (Jr James River), Griffin Roberts (Sr James River),

2nd Team: Chesdin Harrington (Sr Patrick Henry), Grey Lyttle (Jr), Nick Roth (Sr. Benedictine),
Justin Sorokowski (Jr Lee-Davis), Adam Trice (Lee-Davis), Jacob Bartlett (Jr. Matoaca)

Kirby Slams Door on Vanderbilt -
Helps UVA to first National Title!!

Original Virginia Cardinal Nathan Kirby (Jr UVA) struck out 5 of the last 6 outs to earn his 1st career save and secure the Cavaliers 4-2 win over defending national champion Vanderbilt.  The win is the first National Championship for the Cavaliers and the first National title for the storied ACC since 1955.  Kirby's performance personified the season for the Cavaliers who overcame incredible odds to ascend to the top of the heap.  Kirby had struggled with a lat strain for much of the spring and had only thrown 50 pitches in the previous 67 days before slamming the door and recording the 6 biggest outs in UVA Baseball history.  Congratulations to all of the Hoos on an amazing run!!!!!

Kirby Selected in 1st Round Supplemental by Brewers

Original Virginia Cardinal Nathan Kirby (Jr UVA) struck out 5 of the last 6 outs to earn his 1st career save and secure the Cavaliers 4-2 win over defending national champion Vanderbilt.  The win is the first National Championship for the Cavaliers and the first National title for the storied ACC since 1955.  Kirby's performance personified the season for the Cavaliers who overcame incredible odds to ascend to the top of the heap.  Kirby had struggled with a lat strain for much of the spring and had only thrown 50 pitches in the previous 67 days before slamming the door and recording the 6 biggest outs in UVA Baseball history.  Congratulations to all of the Hoos on an amazing run!!!!!

Trevillian Taken in 22nd round by Pittsburg

Cardinal Alum Nathan Trevillian (Sr Amherst) was selected in teh 22nd round and 667th overall by the Pittsburg Pirates in the MLB Amateur draft on Wednesday.  Nathan is currently committed to attend Liberty university in the fall.  Congratulations to Nathan and the Trevillian family for this exciting accomplishment!

Lyttle Commits to High Point!

Grey Lyttle (2016 RHP) has committed to High Point University to continue his baseball career for Coach Craig Cozart and the Panthers of HPU.  Lyttle was named the Most Outstanding Pitcher in the Cardinals underclass World Champioinship last October in Ft Myers, Fla.

Congratulations to Grey and the Lyttle family!!!!

                                       Cardinals Dominate Post Season High School Honors

Congratulations to all the current and former Cardinals on their post-season awards:
Conference 12 POY: Nick Butts - Manchester ('15)
Conference 16 POY: Chesdin Harrington - Patrick Henry ('15)
Conference 25 PiOY: Noah Murdock - Colonial Heights (16)
All Conference:
Vinnie Pasquantino - JRHS ('16), Griffin Roberts - JRHS ('15), Matthew Pita - Cosby ('15),  Jake Huggins - Cosby ('15),
Justin Sorokowski - Lee-Davis ('16), Adam Trice - Lee-Devis ('15), Matt Lisi - Deep Run ('15), Jackson Rivera - Prince George ('16),  Kyle Ryan - Clover Hill ('15), Jacob Bartlett - Matoaca ('16),  Andrew Llewellyn - Powhatan ('15), Grey Lyttle ('16),
Aaron Robinson - Matoaca ('17), Grant Keller - Midlothian ('16), Cayman Richardson ('16), Aaron Saunders ('15),
Kevin Granger - Matoaca ('15), Stephen Carpenter - New Kent ('16), Corey Klak - Western Branch ('16),
Logan Barker - Colonial Forge ('17)
VISAA DIII POY: Thomas Chisam - Walsingham Academy ('15)
VISAA All-State:
Nick Roth - Benedictine ('15), Reid Leonard - Benedictine ('15)


Robinson's Walk-Off Grand Slam lifts Monacan!!!!!
Aaron Robinson (2017 C - Monacan) launched a 7th inning Grand Slam to walkoff Midlothian HS in the first round of Conference tournament play on Memorial Day.  Robinson's blast lifted the Chiefs and Coach Jerry Mann's squad over the Trojans by the score of 5-4.

attached is the actual photo of the blast (courtesy of Denise Tripp)
Great Job Aaron!!!


Cardinal Alumni earn All-Conference Honors

Josh Gardiner (Sr Radford) finished 2nd in the BigSouth POY voting while batting .368 with 18 2B and 18 SB in spite of missing the last 3 weeks with a fractured kneecap.
Nathan Kirby (Jr UVA) went 5-2 with a 2.28 ERA in 10 starts this season. In 59 1/3 innings, he struck out 75 batters. He was a unanimous 2015 Preseason All-America pick and was on the midseason watch list for the Golden Spikes Award. Kirby was named to the All-ACC first team for the second straight year.
Cullen Large (Fr W&M) burst onto the CAA scene in his rookie season, starting all but one game this season and earned all-rookie selection. He finished the year with a
.307 batting average, adding 66 hits, 12 doubles, a triple, three homers, 28 RBI, and a team-high 45 runs scored.
Shane Johnsonbaugh (Jr Radford) had a breakout season in the BigSouth with his .330 ave and 7 HR and led all RU hitters with 70 base hits on the season while also playing stellar defense as illustrated by his .991 fielding pct.
Well Done Men!!!



Roth Commits to join Hawks!!

Nick Roth ('15 Benedictine) has committed to play his college baseball for Coach Fritz Hamburg and the St Joseph's Hawks.  Roth is a 2-way star from Benedictine HS who distinguished himself last summer with the Cardinals by pitching through the WWBA National Championships at East Cobb with a 0.00 era that included 2 appearances and a 1-hitter CG vs the Dallas Stars.  Roth also tallied a CG 2 hit shutout in the Cardinals USBC National Championship run in late July as well.  Congratulations to Nick and the Roth family!!

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