Score: Providence 8, Holy Cross 0 (6 Innings) Records: Holy Cross (12-26, 7-8 Patriot League); Providence (21-23, 8-10 BIG EAST) Pitching Decision: W: Megan McCune (4-5) | L: Olivia Sloane (1-5) Date: May 2, 2017 Time: 5:00 p.m. Location: Worcester, Mass. (Freshman Field) The Lead: Nicole Lundstrom led Providence with three RBIs and a solo home run, as the Holy Cross softball team suffered an 8-0 setback to the Friars on the road on Tuesday.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Crusaders went down 2-0 in the second inning, as the Friars took an early lead using three hits, including a RBI double hit by Megan McCune.
Providence then tacked on the next four runs to move out to a 6-0 advantage over the following two innings. The Friars did their damage in the bottom of the third inning, scoring three runs with back-to-back homers by Lundstrom and Brittney Veler before tallying another run on a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning.
Holy Cross battled back, getting runners on base in the top of the fifth inning, but the Crusaders were unable to answer. Freshman second baseman Sydney Behrensrecorded her first career hit on a shot to right field before senior right fielder Kylee Malouf reached on an error with two outs. However, the Friars found the final out of the inning before the Crusaders could plate a run.
Providence drove in the final two runs of the game in the bottom of the sixth inning to claim the 8-0 win.
Hits were 10-3 in favor of the Friars.
Holy Cross left four runners on base, while Providence left five base runners stranded.
Sophomore pitcher Olivia Sloanethrew for the first 2.2 innings, allowing four earned runs to take the loss for the Crusaders.
McCune threw a full six innings to earn the win for the Friars.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:
Behrens earned her first career hit.
Sophomore shortstop Taylor Wahler has notched at least one hit in the past 12 of 13 games played.
Holy Cross returns home to Worcester from May 6-7 to host Lafayette in conference action for its final three games of the regular season at Freshman Field.
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