George Capen
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Mark Seliger Photography
George Capen

Capen Breaks Record As Baseball Falls To Siena Wednesday

Holy Cross Athletics   04-19-2017

Score: Siena 8, Holy Cross 3
Pitching Decision: W: John Nolan (1-2) | L: Zach Fox (0-1)
Time: 5:05 p.m.
Location: Worcester, Mass. (Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field)
The Lead: Senior George Capen broke the school record for career pitching appearances as Holy Cross took an 8-3 loss to Siena on Wednesday night.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Siena jumped out to an early 3-0 lead at the top of the first inning off two back-to-back doubles and a two-run home run to left field.
  • The Crusaders answered in the bottom of the first inning when senior Josh Hassell found his way home as classmate Anthony Critelli reached on a fielding error.
  • In the top of the second inning, Siena added to their lead with an infield base hit to second, extending the score to 4-1.
  • In the bottom of the second inning, junior Cam O'Neill hit a line drive solo home run over the left field fence to make it 4-2 Saints.
  • Siena added a run in the top of the fifth inning when a passed ball allowed a runner to score from third, making it 5-2.
  • Senior Bill Schlich scored in the bottom of the fifth off a throwing error by the shortstop to make it 5-3 Siena.
  • Siena extended their lead to 7-3 in the top of the sixth inning off of a variety of base hits.
  • In the top of the eighth inning, the Crusaders walked in a run to give Siena the 8-3 lead.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • The Saints outhit Holy Cross 12-2.
  • Holy Cross left eight runners on base, while Siena left 11.
  • John Nolan earned the win for Siena, allowing one earned run and three unearned runs on two hits in five innings pitched.
  • Senior Zach Fox took the loss for the Crusaders, allowing three earned runs on three hits in one inning pitched.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • Capen’s appearance in the sixth inning was the 88th of his career, which breaks the record for the most pitching appearances in school history. The previous record of 87 was set by John Colella ’13.
  • O’Neill’s home run was his sixth of the year, which is now tied for most on the team.

UP NEXT:

  • Holy Cross will return to action Saturday, April 22, as the Crusaders start their series with Bucknell with a doubleheader at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field in Worcester, Mass. at 2:05 p.m.

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