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Austin Masel

Baseball Splits With Lehigh On Saturday

Holy Cross Athletics   04-08-2017

GAME ONE

Score: Holy Cross 0, Lehigh 2
Pitching Decision: W: Connor Donovan (2-2) | L: Brendan King (1-4)
Time: 2:05 p.m.
Location: Worcester, Mass. (Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field)
The Lead: Lehigh shut out the Crusaders in the first game of the doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Lehigh was the first on the board, scoring one run off of a long sacrifice fly to left field in the top of the third.
  • In the top of the sixth, Lehigh added to their score off of an error, making it 2-0.
  • Lehigh held the Crusaders to just four hits and no runs, capturing the low scoring win.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Both teams registered four hits in game one.
  • Both teams left five runners on base.
  • Connor Donovan earned the win for Lehigh, allowing four hits and zero runs in seven innings pitched.
  • Senior Brendan King took the loss for the Crusaders, allowing one earned run and one unearned run on four hits in seven innings pitched.
  • Freshman Chris Rinaldi led the Crusaders’ offense, hitting 2-for-2 on the game.

GAME TWO

Score: Holy Cross 8, Lehigh 1
Pitching Decision: W: Phil Reese (1-4) | L: Jason Reynolds (2-3)
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Worcester, Mass. (Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field)
The Lead: Freshman Austin Masel drove in the winning run in the fifth inning to help the Crusaders defeat Lehigh in the second game of the afternoon doubleheader.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Lehigh jumped out to an early 1-0 lead at the top of the first inning after an RBI ground out.
  • The Crusaders took the lead for the first time off of a two-RBI single by Masel, driving in seniors Bill Schlich and Josh Hassell for the 2-1 lead in the fifth.
  • The Crusaders added to their lead when sophomore Kellen McCormick ripped a single between the shortstop and third baseman to drive in Masel, making it 3-1 in the bottom of the eighth inning.
  • The Crusaders added four more runs to their total in the eighth inning off the bats of senior Alex Voitik, Rinaldi and Schlich to make it 8-1 in their favor.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • The Crusaders outhit Lehigh 8-4.
  • The Crusaders left seven runners on base. while Lehigh left five.
  • Senior Phil Reese earned the win, allowing one run on three hits in 6.2 innings pitched.
  • Jason Reynolds took the loss for Lehigh, allowing two runs on three hits.
  • Masel went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • Reese earned his first win of the season, and the ninth of his career.
  • Masel now has 12 multiple hit games on the year, leading the team.

UP NEXT:

  • Holy Cross will return to action tomorrow, April 9, as the Crusaders wrap up their series with Lehigh with a doubleheader at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field in Worcester, Mass. at 1:05 p.m.

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