Holy Cross Baseball 1-1 on the Weekend
Last Sunday, the baseball team traveled to New York to take on Yale University at Satow Stadium. The teams played a doubleheader, with Holy Cross dropping the first game and winning the second. The first game started slow, with both teams locked at a scoreless tie until Holy Cross senior Josh Hassell scored on a wild pitch. Yale would tie up the game in the next inning with an RBI single. After the remainder of the fifth and sixth inning, the score was still 2-1, until Yale broke their lead wide open by scoring five runs in the top of the seventh inning, making the game 7-1. Holy Cross would then leave two men stranded on base in the bottom of the seventh, ending the game 7-1.
The same afternoon, the two teams faced off in their second game of the double header. This game started off much quicker, with both teams getting on the scoreboard in the first inning. Yale struck first with a run in the top of the first, but Holy Cross responded when senior Anthony Critelli and freshman Austin Masel scored off of a Yale error. After a quiet second inning, Yale would score four runs in the third inning, making the score 5-2. Shortly after, Masel would impact the game again with an RBI double to cut the lead by a run. Yale would then score two runs to push their lead to 7-3. Holy Cross then began the comeback that would prove to decide the game. Junior, Cam O’Neill, scored on a wild pitch and Critelli, a routine ground out. Finally, O’Neill would hit a three-run homer over the left field wall to put the Crusaders ahead 8-7, the eventual final score of the game.
Holy Cross Softball Drops Two Games in Double Header
Last Sunday, the softball team traveled to Stony Brook University field to face off against Stony Brook and Brown in a doubleheader. Holy Cross went down early in the first inning after Stony Brook hit a two-run homer. Neither team scored until the bottom of the fourth, when Holy Cross tied the game. Freshman pinch runner Carley Boothe and junior third baseman Mandy McCarthy got on second and third base, respectively, when Junior outfielder Gabby Muniz brought them both home on a hit up the middle. During the top of the fifth inning, Stony Brook scored five runs on five hits and an error. Later in the seventh, Stony Brook tacked on four more runs to put the final score at 11-2.
Later that afternoon, Holy Cross faced Brown University. Holy Cross struck first, scoring two runs in the first inning when Mandy McCarthy brought two runs in with a single. Over the next three innings Brown would score four unanswered runs to put them ahead, 4-2. In the top of the fifth, Jaclyn Brewster got to third base and brought home Emily Krisanda on a RBI single. Brown responded again after Holy Cross cut the lead down by scoring three runs in the fifth and sixth innings to put the score at 7-3. Holy Cross managed to load the bases in the top of the seventh, but left runners on base, meaning Brown would walk away victorious with a 7-5 win.