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Softball Drops Two Games On First Day Of The Season

Holy Cross Athletics   02-19-2016

GAME ONE

Score:
 Delaware 7, Holy Cross 1
Records: Delaware (1-0) | Holy Cross (0-1)
Pitching Decision: W: Kiersten Coffman (1-0) | L: Katy Watson (0-1) 
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Miami, Fla. (Felsberg Field)
The Lead: The Crusaders dropped a 7-1 decision to Delaware in their first contest of the 2016 season at the FIU Panther Invitational in Miami, Fla.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Delaware got out to an early lead after scoring a lone run in the top of the first inning. They would add another run in the top of the third inning to extend their lead.
  • Holy Cross struggled to gain momentum on offense, notching just one hit through the first five frames.
  • The Blue Hens would add two runs in the top of the fifth, and three in the top of the sixth to make it 7-0 in their favor.
  • The Crusaders got on the board in the bottom of the sixth inning. Freshman Jaclyn Brewster (Bridgeport, Conn.) reached on a single to the left side and stole second base to reach scoring position. In the following at bat, senior Emily Jarvis (Hopkinton, Mass.) reached base on a throwing error by the shortstop, sending Brewster to home plate.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Delaware outhit the Crusaders 8-3 through seven innings of play.
  • The Blue Hens left eight runners on base, while Holy Cross left four.
  • Delaware starter Kiersten Coffman earned the win with five innings pitched, allowing no runs with one hit and seven strikeouts. Jordan Cargile pitched two innings in relief, allowing one run on two hits and tossing two strikeouts.
  • Sophomore Katy Watson (Bexley, Ohio) took the loss after pitching five innings and allowing four runs on seven hits and dealing six strikeouts. Freshman Alexandra Held (Houston, Texas) would pitch two innings in relief, allowing three runs on one hit.
  • Brewster led the Crusader offense, going 1-for-3 and with a single and the lone run scored for Holy Cross. Jarvis and junior Emily Krisanda (Oak Hill, Va.) were also 1-for-3 on the day with one base hit each.

GAME TWO

Score:
 Florida International 7, Holy Cross 0
Records: Florida International (5-1) | Holy Cross (0-2)
Pitching Decision: W: Abby Summers (2-0) | L: Gennifer Durham (0-1) 
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Miami, Fla. (Felsberg Field)
The Lead: The Crusdaers suffered a 7-0 setback in their second game of the FIU Panther Invitational against Florida International in Miami, Fla.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Panthers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, and made it 2-0 with an added run in the bottom of the third inning.
  • Sophomore Mandy McCarthy (Pearl River, N.Y.) got on base with a lead-off double in the top of the third, but the Crusaders were unable to bring home the run.
  • Florida International would add two more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, and three more runs in the bottom of the sixth to extend their lead to 7-0.
  • The Crusaders were unable to register any hits against the Panthers in the final two frames.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Florida International outhit the Crusaders 14-4.
  • The Panthers left seven runners on base, while Holy Cross left two.
  • Florida International starter Abby Summers earned the win with six innings pitched, allowing no runs with four hits and four strikeouts. Hunter Scharf pitched one inning in relief, allowing no runs or hits with one strikeout
  • Senior Gennifer Durham (Abbeville, S.C.) took the loss after pitching six innings and allowing seven runs on 14 hits and two six strikeouts.
  • McCarthy led the Crusader offense, going 2-for-2 with a double and a single.

UP NEXT:

  • The Crusaders' will return to action at the FIU Panther Invitational tomorrow, as they take on Indiana at 1:30 p.m. and Florida International at 6:30 p.m.

KEEP CONNECTED:

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