Baseball Drops 10-2 Decision To Harvard Wednesday Night
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NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. – The Holy Cross baseball team fell to Harvard by a score of 10-2 on Wednesday night at the New England Baseball Complex.
The Crusaders (7-11) played 16 different position players and eight different pitchers in the loss. Freshman Andrew Selima and senior Thomas Russo each crossed the plate for Holy Cross. Selima and classmate David Kale also each registered an RBI. Patrick McColl and Jake Suddleson each notched three RBIs for the Crimson (8-11), while Ben Skinner scored a trio of runs.
Freshman Noah Luckenbaugh took the loss on the mound, allowing four runs on two hits in the first inning of play. Grant Stone was credited with the win for Harvard, pitching two scoreless innings with a pair of strikeouts in relief. Freshman Kevin Mulhearn made his first collegiate appearance in relief, while sophomore Ethan Dyer made his first appearance of the season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Harvard got the scoring started in the first inning, adding four runs on three hits. McColl brought a run home off an RBI double before Suddleson homered to left field to score three runs.
- In the third inning, the Crimson added two runs off RBI singles and another off a throwing error to make it a 7-0 game in their favor.
- McColl sent two more runners home in the fifth for Harvard with a bases-clearing double to left center, making it 9-0.
- The Crimson added their final run in the seventh inning after earning a walk with the bases loaded.
- Harvard loaded the bases in the eighth with two outs, but Mulhearn earned a strikeout to keep the Crimson from extending their lead.
- The Crusaders added a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth, as Selima hit an RBI double to score Russo before crossing the plate on a ground out from Kale.
- Holy Cross returns to action this Saturday, March 31, as the Crusaders take on Lehigh in Bethlehem, Pa. in a doubleheader at 12:00 p.m.