Mandy McCarthy went 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs vs. Drexel
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Mandy McCarthy went 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs vs. Drexel

Softball Downs Drexel, Falls To South Dakota State At Rebel Spring Games

Holy Cross Athletics   03-10-2016

GAME ONE

Score:
 Holy Cross 8, Drexel 1
Records: Holy Cross (2-10) | Drexel (6-5)
Pitching Decision: W: Gennifer Durham (2-5) | L: Katie Haley (2-1)
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Kissimmee, Fla. (Osceola County Softball Complex)
The Lead: Sophomore Mandy McCarthy (Pearl River, N.Y.) and classmate Taylor Moss (Howard Beach, N.Y.) each registered three RBIs, as the Crusaders earned an 8-1 victory over Drexel on Thursday at the Rebel Spring Games.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Holy Cross picked up its first run in the first inning, as freshman Jaclyn Brewster (Bridgeport, Conn.) reached base on a single and found home plate off a sacrifice fly from Moss.
  • Sophomore Emily Jarvis (Hopkinton, Mass.) scored in the fourth inning to make it 2-0 Crusaders, as she reached base on a double to center field and was brought home on an RBI single from McCarthy.
  • The Crusaders’ bats came alive in the fifth inning, as Holy Cross totaled four runs on six hits. Moss, McCarthy and sophomore Savannah Young (Celebration, Fla.) all registered RBI singles, and junior Emily Krisanda (Oak Hill, Va.) brought home a run with a sacrifice fly.
  • The Dragons notched their only run of the game in the top of the sixth inning.
  • Holy Cross would add two more runs in the bottom of the inning. Moss reached on fielder’s choice to help bring home sophomore Gabby Muniz (Rockport, Mass.), and McCarthy registered her third RBI single of the game to bring home Brewster.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Holy Cross outhit the Dragons 13-9.
  • Drexel left eight runners on base, while the Crusaders left seven.
  • Senior Gennifer Durham (Abbeville, S.C.) earned the win for Holy Cross, pitching a complete seven innings while allowing just one run on nine hits and dealing six strikeouts.
  • Katie Haley pitched 4.1 innings for Drexel, allowing six runs on nine hits, while Desiree Severance pitched 1.2 innings in relief and allowed two runs on four hits.
  • McCarthy and Brewster were both 3-for-4 on the day, while Moss and freshman Taylor Wahler (Inman, S.C.) were both 2-for-3.
  • Young and Muniz each registered six putouts in the game.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • Durham’s win was her second of the season, and the 21st of her career. She has now pitched 32 complete games, including six this season.
  • This was the Crusaders’ first all-time win over Drexel. Their two meetings with the Dragons at the Rebel Spring Games were the first games between the programs.

GAME TWO

Score:
 South Dakota State 14, Holy Cross 3
Records: South Dakota State (7-16) | Holy Cross (2-11)
Pitching Decision: W: Bryana Clark (4-6) | L: Amanda Gonzalez (0-2) 
Time: 11:15 a.m.
Location: Kissimmee, Fla. (Osceola County Softball Complex)
The Lead: The Crusaders suffered a 14-3 setback to South Dakota State on the team’s fourth day of competition at the Rebel Spring Games.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Holy Cross earned the first run of the game in the first inning, as Wahler found home plate off an RBI single from Moss.
  • The Jackrabbits answered with three runs on three hits in the bottom of the first.
  • South Dakota State powered their way to a commanding lead in the second inning after adding 10 runs off 11 hits.
  • Holy Cross got a run back in the fourth inning, as junior Kylee Malouf (Simi Valley, Calif.) pinch-ran for Jarvis and scored off an RBI single from Moss.
  • After South Dakota State added one more run in the fourth inning, senior Sarah Kane (Jacksonville, Fla.) brought home classmate Hailey Mullen (Plainville, Mass.) with an infield RBI single.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • South Dakota State outhit the Crusaders 19-5.
  • The Jackrabbits left four runners on base, while Holy Cross left three.
  • Bryana Clark earned the win for the Jackrabbits after pitching five innings and allowing three runs on five hits.
  • Sophomore Amanda Gonzalez (West Roxbury, Mass.) took the loss for Holy Cross after pitching 1.1 innings and allowing 11 runs, while freshman Alexandra Held (Houston, Texas) pitched 2.2 innings in relief, allowing three runs on eight hits.
  • Moss led the Crusaders’ offense, going 2-for-2 with two RBIs.

UP NEXT:

  • The Crusaders will return to action on Saturday in their final day at the Rebel Spring Games, as they take on Florida A&M (9:00 a.m.) and Hampton (11:15 a.m.).

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