Baseball Cardinals lead conference


By Spencer Ladd


The Cardinals baseball team, defending 2010 Heartland Conference Champions, has arrived in the Lone Star Conference and is still standing at No. 1.

Chosen as the fifth seed in preseason LSC standings, the Cardinals won five games consecutively, up until Friday, March 18, when they lost 9-6 to West Texas A&M University. Nonetheless, the Cardinals have the best record in the 13-team conference – 18-8 as of March 27.

Senior first baseman Matthew Roohan, who was named to the first team for 2010 Heartland Conference honors, talked about his last season as a Cardinal.

“Ever since I’ve been here, I’ve looked up to the older guys,” Roohan said. “It feels good being vocal with the guys and sharing my experience.”

Roohan has been leading the conference in hits and is ranked second with a .468 batting average. Roohan has been on a 20-plus-game hitting streak.

Also spoken of as a top performer in the LSC weekly releases is Cardinal junior Jorge Guarneros, a pitcher.

“I feel like we are doing really well,” said Guarneros, who’s been unbeaten going into last weekend.  “Our hitting is our best aspect right now.”

Guarneros  and teammate Kirk Jewasko have posted 5-0 records. Guarneros has posted an ERA (earned run average) of 2.50.

“The season has been going real good so far,” Guarneros said. “Our team has been hitting the ball extremely well and it is easy for me to pitch with such good run support and from here on out, I feel like we can compete to win the national championship.”


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