Senior Emily Krisanda
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Senior Emily Krisanda

Softball Heads To Florida Gulf Coast Invitational

Holy Cross Athletics   03-01-2017
Holy Cross (2-3) vs Florida International (11-5)
Fort Myers, Fla. | Softball Complex | Florida Gulf Coast
ALL TIME SERIES: FIU, 6-0 | LAST MEETING: 9-1, FLorida International, Feb. 20. 2016
DATE TIME LIVE STATS VIDEO
Tuesday, Mar. 7 1:00 PM (ET) Sidearm Sports Stats N/A

Holy Cross (2-3) vs Florida Gulf Coast (8-7)
Fort Myers, Fla. | Softball Complex | Florida Gulf Coast
First Time Meeting 
DATE TIME LIVE STATS VIDEO
Tuesday, Mar. 7 5:45 PM (ET) Statbroadcast N/A
Wednesday, Mar. 8 5:00 PM (ET) Statbroadcast N/A

Holy Cross (2-3) vs Ball State (3-11)
Fort Myers, Fla. | Softball Complex | Florida Gulf Coast
First Time Meeting 
DATE TIME LIVE STATS VIDEO
Wednesday, Mar. 8 2:30 PM (ET) Sidearm Stats N/A

The Holy Cross softball team will return to action down South for two tournaments in Florida. First from Mar. 7-8, the Crusaders will travel to Florida Gulf Coast, before heading to their next series of games at the University of South Florida’s Under Armour Showcase from Mar. 10-12.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA GULF COAST INVITATIONAL

  • The Crusaders will play four games at the Florida Gulf Coast Invitational in Fort Myers, Fla. Each contest will take place at Florida Gulf Coast’s Softball Complex.
  • Holy Cross will be facing three opponents, starting with Florida International on Mar. 7 at 1:00 p.m. The Crusaders will then take on the host, Florida Gulf Coast on Mar. 7 at 5:45 p.m. and square off with Ball State on Mar. 8 at 2:30 p.m. Holy Cross will conclude action at the invitational against the Eagles on Mar. 8 at 5:00 p.m.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CRUSADERS

  • Holy Cross is off to a 2-3 record after its first five contests played at the Runnin’ Bulldog Tournament hosted by Gardner-Webb from Feb. 17-19.
  • The Crusaders opened their season on Feb. 17 with two wins for the first time in 17 seasons with victories over Hampton (7-4) and Gardner-Webb (4-2).
  • Leading Holy Cross at the plate is junior first baseman Taylor Moss with a .500 batting average and .571 slugging percentage. In five games played, she has posted seven hits and six RBIs.
  • Joining Moss in leading the Crusaders’ offense is senior second baseman Emily Krisanda who has notched at least one hit in five straight games for eight hits total and a .444 batting average.
  • Seeing the most time in the circle has been sophomore pitcher Alexandra Held, who leads Holy Cross with a 3.44 earned run average and a 2-0 record.
  • Head coach Jen Lapicki is in her first year at the helm of Holy Cross.

SCOUTING THE PANTHERS

  • Florida International is off to an 11-5 start and will compete in five games at the Citrus Classic II in Orlando, Fla. prior to facing the Crusaders at the Florida Gulf Coast Invitational.
  • Holy Cross is 0-6 when facing Florida International, having most recently taken on the Panthers two times last season at the Panther Invitational.
  • Jackie Schoff leads the way for the Panthers with a .462 batting average, 24 hits and a .558 slugging percentage in 16 games played.
  • In the circle, Abby Summers leads Florida International with a 1.52 earned run average, one save, 22 strikeouts and a 4-0 record.
  • Gator Rebhan is in his third season as head coach of Florida International.

SCOUTING THE EAGLES

  • Florida Gulf Coast is 8-7 this year with a 7-3 home field record and will play four games at the UCF Spring Fling Tournament before hosting Holy Cross.
  • The Crusaders and the Eagles will be meeting for the first time.
  • Kelsey Huff leads the way for Florida Gulf Coast at the plate, owning a .404 batting average with 21 hits, 13 RBIs, a .558 slugging percentage and three triples.
  • Riley Randolph has seen the most time in the circle, holding a 2.31 earned run average with a 4-2 record and 29 strikeouts.
  • Head coach David Deiros is in his 14th season as head coach of the Eagles with a 544-268-3 record.

SCOUTING THE CARDINALS

  • Ball State is 3-11 and will take on five teams in the USF Under Armour Showcase before heading to Florida Gulf Coast to face the Crusaders.
  • Holy Cross and Ball State will be competing for the first time.
  • Janae Hogg leads the Cardinals’ offense with a .359 batting average, 14 hits and a .538 slugging percentage.
  • Darcie Huber has seen the most time in the circle for Ball State, throwing for a 2.93 earned run average, 29 strikeouts and a 3-3 record.

KEEP CONNECTED:

  • The Holy Cross softball team will be posting live video segments and telling thier stories on Snapchat from Mar. 6-10. Get a sneak peak behind the trip on Snapchat
  • Follow the Crusaders on Twitter @HCrossSoftball and on Facebook. You can also get the latest news and results on the team sent directly to your e-mail. To sign up for e-mail alerts go here.


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