Palumbo collects two hits and four RBI


Archbishop Spalding fields many new faces in its 2018 baseball lineup, but the Cavaliers still expect to be a power broker in the MIAA A Conference this spring, as evidenced by their 10-0 opening day win over Good Counsel, Monday in Olney.

The game went just five innings and two Spalding pitchers combined to allow just one hit to the Falcons. Zack Powers made the start and got the win, pitching 3.1 innings of 1-hit ball, as he struck out six and walked just one. Daniel Elliott recorded the final five outs, all by strike out and walked one. Thus, Spalding pitching struck out 11 of the 18 batters it faced.

Matt Palumbo led the offense with two hits, including a triple, two runs scored and four RBI. Justin Caesar also had two hits, with a run scored and an RBI. Peter Godrick added a double, two walks and four runs scored, while four other Cavaliers had base hits.

Spalding scored two runs in the first, second and fourth, before adding four in the top of the fifth.

The Cavaliers play at Bishop McNamara on Tuesday.

Archbishop Spaldingmore stats
Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Peter Godrick 1 4 1 1 2 0
Matthew Palumbo 2 2 2 4 1 0
Josh Moylan 1 0 0 2 1 0
Justin Pelletreau 3 0 1 1 1 1
Justin Caesar 3 1 2 1 1 0
Alex Green 2 0 0 0 0 2
Jack McLay 1 1 0 0 0 0
Cory Blohm 3 0 0 0 0 1
Eric Rottman 3 1 1 0 0 0
Nick Benitez 2 1 1 1 1 1
Caleb Collins
Austin Dillon
Daniel Elliott
Tyler Hargus
Zack Powers
Totals 21 10 8 10 7 5
Batting

2B: Peter Godrick
3B: Matthew Palumbo
TB: Nick Benitez, Justin Caesar 2, Peter Godrick 2, Matthew Palumbo 4, Justin Pelletreau, Eric Rottman
RBI: Nick Benitez, Justin Caesar, Peter Godrick, Josh Moylan 2, Matthew Palumbo 4, Justin Pelletreau
SF: Josh Moylan 2
HBP: Peter Godrick, Matthew Palumbo
SB: Peter Godrick 2, Matthew Palumbo 3
CS: Nick Benitez

Totals

Team QAB: 11 (34.38%)
Nick Benitez, Justin Caesar, Peter Godrick 3, Jack McLay, Josh Moylan, Matthew Palumbo 2, Justin Pelletreau 2

Team LOB: 7

Our Lady of Good Counselmore stats
Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Daniel Weeden 2 0 1 0 0 0
Patrick Hanrahan 2 0 0 0 0 2
Samuel Smith 2 0 0 0 0 0
Theodore Colbert IV 1 0 0 0 1 1
Jacob Newquist 1 0 0 0 1 1
Kenneth Baer 2 0 0 0 0 1
Matthew McVeigh 2 0 0 0 0 2
Paul Kuhns 2 0 0 0 0 2
Jack Prudenti 2 0 0 0 0 2
Samuel Furr
Mason Khandangle
Dexter Merritt Jr
Totals 16 0 1 0 2 11
Batting

2B: Daniel Weeden
TB: Daniel Weeden 2
SB: Theodore Colbert IV

Totals

Team QAB: 7 (38.89%)
Theodore Colbert IV 2, Matthew McVeigh, Jacob Newquist, Samuel Smith 2, Daniel Weeden

Team LOB: 3

Archbishop Spaldingmore stats
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Zack Powers 3.1 47 .596 1 0 0 6 1 0
Daniel Elliott 1.2 32 .625 0 0 0 5 1 0
Totals 5.0 79 .608 1 0 0 11 2 0
Pitching

W: Zack Powers
Pitches-Strikes: Daniel Elliott 32-20, Zack Powers 47-28
Groundouts-Flyouts: Daniel Elliott 0-0, Zack Powers 1-3
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Daniel Elliott 6-6, Zack Powers 7-12

Our Lady of Good Counselmore stats
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Samuel Furr 3.2 66 .636 7 6 6 5 2 0
Dexter Merritt Jr 1.0 34 .324 2 4 4 0 4 0
Mason Khandangle 0.1 10 .400 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 5.0 110 .518 9 10 10 5 7 0
Pitching

L: Mason Khandangle
HBP: Samuel Furr, Dexter Merritt Jr
Pitches-Strikes: Samuel Furr 66-42, Mason Khandangle 10-4, Dexter Merritt Jr 34-11
Groundouts-Flyouts: Samuel Furr 3-3, Mason Khandangle 0-1, Dexter Merritt Jr 0-2
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Samuel Furr 14-21, Mason Khandangle 0-2, Dexter Merritt Jr 3-9