Score: Bryant 6, Holy Cross 5 Pitching Decision: W: Brandi Burgin (1-4) | L: Gennifer Durham (6-16) Time: 4:30 p.m. Location: Worcester, Mass. (Freshman Field) The Lead: Junior Emily Krisanda (Oak Hill, Va.) went 2-for-4 at the plate with a pair of runs scored as the Crusaders fell to Bryant, 6-5, in their final home game of the 2016 season.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Crusaders jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, as freshman Taylor Wahler (Inman, S.C.) hit a triple to center field and scored on a wild pitch.
Holy Cross added another run in the fourth inning, as sophomore Taylor Moss (Howard Beach, N.Y.) hit an RBI single to left field to score Krisanda from second base.
Bryant responded with a strong fifth inning, notching five runs on three hits to give them a 5-2 lead.
The Crusaders responded in the bottom of the inning, adding three runs to tie the game up 5-5. Sophomore Mandy McCarthy (Pearl River, N.Y.) hit a hard single off the first baseman to bring home two runners, and Krisanda reached home plate following a throwing error.
The Bulldogs would regain the lead in the seventh inning with an RBI single.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Holy Cross outhit the Bulldogs 10-7.
The Crusaders left eight runners on base, while Bryant left six.
Senior Gennifer Durham (Abbeville, S.C.) took the loss after allowing one run on four hits in six innings pitched.
Brandi Burgin earned the win after allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits in 2.1 innings pitched.
McCarthy led the Crusaders with two runs batted in.
The Crusaders will close their 2016 season at Lehigh this weekend, as they take on the Mountain Hawks in a three game Patriot League series beginning on Saturday at 12:00 p.m.
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