Cam O'Neill
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Cam O'Neill

Baseball Splits Doubleheader With Yale Sunday

Holy Cross Athletics   03-26-2017

GAME ONE

Score: Yale 7, Holy Cross 1
Pitching Decision: W: Scott Politz (4-1) | L: Joe Cravero (0-2)
Time: 1 2:00 p.m.
Location: New York, N.Y. (Satow Stadium)
The Lead: Holy Cross took a 7-1 loss to Yale in the first game of its doubleheader on Sunday afternoon. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Holy Cross took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning, as Senior Josh Hassell scored on a wild pitch after leading off the inning with a single.
  • Yale tied the game up in the fifth, adding a run off an RBI single.
  • The Bulldogs took a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning, as they scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly.
  • Yale made it a 7-1 game with five runs scored on five hits in the top of the seventh.
  • Holy Cross put two runners on base in the bottom of the seventh, but were unable to cut the deficit.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • The Bulldogs outhit Holy Cross 10-4.
  • Yale left seven runners on base, while the Crusaders left three.
  • Senior Joe Cravero took the loss, allowing two runs on five hits in six innings.
  • Scott Politz earned the win allowing one run through seven innings.

GAME TWO

Score: Holy Cross 8, Yale 7
Pitching Decision: W: Ben White (1-0) | L: Kumar Nambiar (1-1)
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: New York, N.Y. (Satow Stadium)
The Lead: Holy Cross notched three runs in the eighth inning as the Crusaders earned an 8-7 win over Yale in their final game against Yale Sunday.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • After Yale took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, Holy Cross responded with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning as senior Anthony Critelli and freshman Austin Masel scored off an error.
  • The Bulldogs regained control in the third inning, adding four runs on four hits to make it 5-2 in their favor.
  • After Masel hit an RBI double in the fourth, Yale added two more runs to make it 7-3.
  • The Crusaders cut the deficit set by the Bulldogs with a run from junior Cam O'Neill off a wild pitch in the fifth and an RBI ground out from Critelli in the sixth.
  • The Crusaders took the 8-7 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning, as O’Neill hit a three-run homer over the left field fence.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Yale outhit the Crusaders 13-8.
  • Holy Cross left nine runners on base, while the Bulldogs left seven.
  • Senior Ben White earned the win for Holy Cross, allowing no runs in two innings of relief.
  • Kumar Nambiar took the loss, allowing three runs on two hits.
  • O’Neill went 1-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • White's win was his first of the season, and the fifth of his career.
  • O'Neill's home run was his fourth this season, and the sixth of his career.

UP NEXT:

  • Holy Cross will return to action Tuesday, March 28, as the Crusaders take on Hartford on the road at 3:30 p.m.

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