CARDINALS TAKE REGION TITLE WITH A WIN OVER HOST CHESAPEAKE
The MD JUCO Champion CCBC Catonsville Cardinals added another title to their resume by winning the Region XX Softball Tournament on Sunday, May 5, 2013 with a 14-0 win over Chesapeake. Eleni Wright hit a 3 run homerun in the first inning and Kyrstin Elliott hit a grand slam in the second inning. That was more than enough for Sammi O’Connor, who allowed only a 7th inning hit to win her third game of the weekend.
The Cardinals reached the championship round on Saturday, May 4th with a 4-3 win over Chesapeake. O’Connor was the winner, allowing 8 hits and surviving a difficult sixth inning with a key strikeout to end the frame. She then pitched a perfect 7th inning to close out the game. Elliott hit a three run homerun in the first inning and Erin Pronobis added an RBI single in the second to give Catonsville a 4-0 lead. All of the runs came with two outs.
Catonsville started the tournament with a 9-1 victory over Hagerstown on Friday, May 3rd. O’Connor allowed only 3 hits and aided her own cause with a double and 2 RBIs. Wright hit a home run and drove in three runs.
Catonsville will travel to the NJCAA National Tournament on May 15-18 in Clinton, MS.
Congratulations to the Lady Cardinals on the Region XX Title and best of luck at nationals!
CCBC Catonsville Wins Share of MD JUCO Title; Opens Defense of Region XX Title on Friday
The Catonsville baseball team has won a share of the Maryland JUCO Conference Championship with a 20-6 record after closing out the season with a 14-5 win over visiting CCBC Essex on Thursday, May 2, 2013.
Catonsville (30-17) has earned the #2 seed in the upcoming Region XX Tournament and will open the defense of their title against #3 seed CCBC Dundalk on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 10 a.m.
Congratulations to Coach Dan Blue, our coaching staff, and all of our student athletes for these outstanding accomplishments. We wish them best of luck in the tournament.
SAMMI O’CONNOR PITCHES SECOND NO-HITTER OF SEASON
Catonsville freshman right hander Sammi O’Connor pitched her second no-hitter of the season against Harford on April 16, 2013, leading CCBC Catonsville to an 11-0 win in the first game of a double header. O’Connor struck out 11 and walked only one in the five inning affair. She ran her record to 15-2.
Kyrstin Elliott led the Catonsville attack with a 3-4 effort and 4 RBIs. Erin Pronobis also went 3-4, with 3 runs and 2 RBIs. Three others (Hunter Long, Brittany Kinnear and Cali Hernandez) contributed two hits each.
Catonsville completed the sweep at Harford with an 11-3 win in game two. Sam Lang improved her record to 6-4. O’Connor pitched the final two innings of the six inning game. Kyrstin Elliott was again the hitting star, going 3-3 with 3 runs and 3 RBIs. Elliott and Lang both homered in game 2.
O’Connor continued her pitching mastery the following day, April 17th, with a one hitter versus Anne Arundel to improve her record to 16-2. She struck out 8 and had no walks as Catonsville won by an 8-0 count in game 1 of a double header.
Sammi O’Connor pitched a perfect game on Saturday, April 6, 2013. She was named NJCAA Pitcher of the week for April 1-7 on the national level and March MD JUCO Student Athlete of the Month for softball on the state level.
GIES THROWS CATONSVILLE'S SECOND NO-HITTER OF SEASON
Sophomore right hander Wade Gies threw CCBC Catonsville’s second no-hitter of the season and the 8th in school history in an 11-0 victory over CCBC Dundalk on April 9, 2013. Gies faced the minimum of 24 hitters in the 8 inning gem, allowing only two base runners on a walk and an error. Gies struck out 7.
Brandon Grove tripled and drove in three runs. Brian Flacco contributed 3 hits and scored two, while Mike Marsh, Brandon O’Malley and Mark Burnside had two hits each.
Earlier in the season (March 14, 2013), Richard Hunt also no-hit Dundalk in a 13-2 victory. Hunt allowed three walks and struck out 11. Blake Overmiller supported Hunt with three RBIs and Mike Marsh had three hits and scored three runs.
The previous no-hitters for Catonsville are shown below:
Brad Milligan (1999) Versus Cecil CC
Brent Hanauer (1999) Versus Frederick CC
Blake Phipps (2003) Versus Baltimore City CC
Chorye Spoone (2005) Versus CCBC Essex
Doug Girdner (2010) Versus Montgomery Rockville
Connor Hibbs (2012) Versus College of Southern Maryland
O’CONNOR’S PERFECT GAME LEADS TO CATONSVILLE DOUBLE HEADER SWEEP
Freshman right hander Sammi O’Connor pitched a perfect game in game 1 of a doubleheader on Saturday, April 6, 2013, leading CCBC Catonsville to a 9-0 win over visiting Garrett College. O’Connor faced 15 batters in the 5 inning game, striking out 12 and allowing only one ball out of the infield. She improved her record to 12-2. O’Connor helped her own cause by driving in the only runs she needed with a 3 run double in the first inning. Kyrstin Elliot drove in four runs for CCBC Catonsville.
Catonsville completed the sweep with a 13-4 win over Garrett in game 2. Sam Lang improved her record to 4-3 and aided her own cause with a 4-4 day with 3 runs and 2 runs batted in.
Catonsville is second in MD JUCO with a 7-0 conference mark. The Lady Cardinals are 19-8 overall.
CATONSVILLE LOSES TO ESSEX IN A BATTLE OF CCBC CAMPUSES
CCBC Catonsville lost to CCBC Essex on Monday, December 17, 2012 by a score of 75-67. The first half featured 8 ties and several lead changes before Essex took a 35-30 lead at the break. Essex jumped to a 39-31 lead before Catonsville cut the deficit to 39-37. Essex then ran off 14 unanswered points to take their largest lead of the night at 53-37. Catonsville fought back to tie the game at 62 before Essex closed with a 13-5 run.
Quinton Jackson of Catonsville led all scorers with 20 points. Kenny White added 13 and Tamir Bolger and Charles Woods added 12 each for Catonsville. Denzel Dulin led Essex with 17 points, with Shawn Bozier adding 13 and Dante Garner 11.
We thank all of our fans for your support during the 2012 portion of the season and look forward to seeing you in 2013.
CATONSVILLE LOSES 71-66 TO MERCER IN D.C.
CCBC Catonsville’s Men’s Basketball lost to Mercer County Community College (NJ) by a 71-66 count on Saturday, December 15, 2012. The game was played at Verizon Center in Washington, DC, the home of both the NBA Washington Wizards and Georgetown University. After a competitive first half with several lead changes, Catonsville took a 33-27 lead into the locker room. Mercer responded with a 33-14 run to open a 60-47 lead. Catonsville cut the lead to 62-58 with less than two minutes remaining, but Mercer closed out the game with key points at the free throw line.
Mustafa El-Amin led Mercer with 22 points (all in the second half). Center Filip Sekulic added 13. For Catonsville, Quinton Jackson had 21 points and Charles Wood scored 20. Catonsville will close out the 2012 home schedule with an 8 p.m. game on Monday, December 17, 2012 against CCBC Essex.
CCBC CATONSVILLE TO PLAY MERCER AT VERIZON CENTER IN D.C.
The CCBC Catonsville Cardinals will host Mercer at the Verizon Center (home of the Washington Wizards) on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 8 a.m. Take this opportunity to see the Cardinals play on an NBA court. Catonsville will return to their home court on Monday, December 17th at 8 p.m. versus CCBC Essex to close out the 2012 portion of the schedule.
CCBC CATONSVILLE GAINS FIRST CONFERENCE WIN AT HOME
CCBC Catonsville earned their first MD JUCO Conference home win with an 88-71 win over the College of Southern Maryland on Saturday, December 1, 2012. After a slow start, the Cardinals jumped out to a 23-16 lead and took a 36-32 lead into the locker room. Catonsville started quickly in the second half, opening a 53-37 lead. The Cardinals led by as much as 23, with an 80-57 lead. Charles Woods scored 28 for Catonsville while Quinton Jackson added 21. Devon Brown led the scoring for CSM with 14.
CCBC CATONSVILLE LOSES TO HAGERSTOWN
CCBC Catonsville lost their MD JUCO home opener to Hagerstown by a 75-69 count on Tuesday, November 20th. Hagerstown opened up a tight game with 13-6 run to lead by 32-23 at the break. Hagerstown opened up a 50-35 lead in the second half, only to see Catonsville take a 62-61 lead. Hagerstown outscored the Cardinals 14-7 down the stretch to secure the victory. Charles Woods led Catonsville with 19 points, with Rishard Lane adding 15. Antonio Jenifer led Hagerstown with 16 points.
CCBC CATONVSILLE DEFEATS MT. ZION IN HOME OPENER
The CCBC Catonsville Cardinals opened their home schedule with an 85-57 victory over Mt. Zion on Friday, November 2, 2012. Catonsville broke a 13-13 tie and raced to a 34-21 lead at halftime. The Cardinals broke the game open in the second half, leading by as much as 37points at 76-39. Quinton Jackson led the scoring with 15 points, while Solomon Jones added 13. Four other Cardinals – Kenny White, Tamir Bolger, Leon Fleming and Mike Wade – added 10 points each.