In what has to be one of the more commonly used sports phrases, Cantwell Sacred Heart athletic director Omar Villalta confirmed the Cardinals are “going in a different direction” with the baseball program.
That means second-year coach Eric Reta is out and the position is open to suitors.
There’s more on the subject in today’s baseball notebook (Burke Plans to Attend Washington) that leads off with La Serna’s Connor Burke committing to Washington.
Age and experience were big factors as Reta is only 25.
However, the main reason was simply that the Cardinals just weren’t competitive as they won only four games over the last two seasons.