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The Cardinal Mooney baseball team got off to a slow start offensively in Tuesday’s Division II sectional final against Howland. But for head coach Al Franceschelli and the Cardinals, it was better late than never. After going hitless in the first three innings, the Cardinals exploded for a nine-run fifth in Cardinal Mooney’s 11-2 win at Cene Park.

THE VINDICATOR |Ê DIANNA OATRIDGEÊ Cardinal Mooney's John Mikos is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a run during their 11-2 victory over Howland in the Division II Sectional Final at Cene Park on Wednesday.

THE VINDICATOR |Ê DIANNA OATRIDGEÊ Cardinal Mooney's John Mikos is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a run during their 11-2 victory over Howland in the Division II Sectional Final at Cene Park on Wednesday.


THE VINDICATOR | DIANNA OATRIDGEÊ Cardinal Mooney's first baseman Anthony Potesta makes the catch to force out Howland's Frankie Manios during their Division II Sectional Final tournament game at Cene Park on Wednesday. Mooney won 11-2.

THE VINDICATOR | DIANNA OATRIDGEÊ Cardinal Mooney's first baseman Anthony Potesta makes the catch to force out Howland's Frankie Manios during their Division II Sectional Final tournament game at Cene Park on Wednesday. Mooney won 11-2.


THE VINDICATOR | DIANNA OATRIDGEÊ Cardinal Mooney's Ethan Shaw avoids a pick off attempt by Howland's Dylan Keller during their Division II Sectional Final match-up at Cene Park on Wednesday. The Cardinals won the game 11-2.

THE VINDICATOR | DIANNA OATRIDGEÊ Cardinal Mooney's Ethan Shaw avoids a pick off attempt by Howland's Dylan Keller during their Division II Sectional Final match-up at Cene Park on Wednesday. The Cardinals won the game 11-2.


THE VINDICATOR | DIANNA OATRIDGEÊ Howland's Garrett Deemer rounds third during their Division II Sectional Final game against Cardinal Mooney Wednesday at Cene Park. Mooney won 11-2..

THE VINDICATOR | DIANNA OATRIDGEÊ Howland's Garrett Deemer rounds third during their Division II Sectional Final game against Cardinal Mooney Wednesday at Cene Park. Mooney won 11-2..


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THE VINDICATOR | DIANNA OATRIDGEÊ Cardinal Mooney's Brandon Mikos lays down a bunt during their 11-2 win over Howland in the Division II Sectional Final at Cene Park on Wednesday.

THE VINDICATOR | DIANNA OATRIDGEÊ Cardinal Mooney's Brandon Mikos lays down a bunt during their 11-2 win over Howland in the Division II Sectional Final at Cene Park on Wednesday.


THE VINDICATOR | DIANNA OATRIDGEÊ ÊHowland's Hayden Parker (center) is called out at second base on the front end of a double play attempt and looks to first base with Cardinal Mooney's John Mikos (left) and Ethan Shaw (right) for the call during Division II Sectional Final play at Cene Park on Wednesday. The Cardinals won the game 11-2.

THE VINDICATOR | DIANNA OATRIDGEÊ ÊHowland's Hayden Parker (center) is called out at second base on the front end of a double play attempt and looks to first base with Cardinal Mooney's John Mikos (left) and Ethan Shaw (right) for the call during Division II Sectional Final play at Cene ...


THE VINDICATOR | DIANNA OATRIDGEÊ Howland's Hayden Parker delivers a pitch against Cardinal Mooney at Cene Park on Wednesday during Division II Sectional Final action. Mooney won 11-2.

THE VINDICATOR | DIANNA OATRIDGEÊ Howland's Hayden Parker delivers a pitch against Cardinal Mooney at Cene Park on Wednesday during Division II Sectional Final action. Mooney won 11-2.


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THE VINDICATOR | DIANNA OATRIDGEÊ Cardinal Mooney's Brandon Mikos fires a pitch during their 11-2 victory over Howland in Division II Sectional Final action at Cene Park on Wednesday.

THE VINDICATOR | DIANNA OATRIDGEÊ Cardinal Mooney's Brandon Mikos fires a pitch during their 11-2 victory over Howland in Division II Sectional Final action at Cene Park on Wednesday.