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Holy Cross Downs Army in Doubleheader

Holy Cross Athletics   04-21-2018

WORCESTER, Mass. - With help from stellar pitching and a walk-off single, the Holy Cross Crusaders defeated the Army Black Knights in both games of the doubleheader, 5-3 and 5-4. This is the first time since 2013 the Crusaders have taken two games in a multiple-game series against Army. Senior Katy Watson improved to 7-9 on the season after pitching seven innings with eight strikeouts in the first win. Junior Alexandra Held got the second win, and is 4-9 on the season after pitching seven innings with five strikeouts.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Junior Jackie Brewster went 5-6 through two games with four RBIs and had the game-winning run in the second game.
  • Senior Savannah Young hit a walk-off single in the second game to push the Crusaders past the Black Knights. 
  • Senior Mandy McCarthy went 2-7 with a triple and two RBIs.

GAME ONE: 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Holy Cross 0 4 0 0 0 1 X 5 7 2
Army West Point 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 6 1

Second inning:

  • Holy Cross tallied four runs and three hits in the second inning to take a 4-0 lead. 
  • Senior Taylor Moss recorded a singled through the right side.
  • With Neil pinch running for Moss, Muniz hit a sacrifice bunt to allow Neil to advance to second. 
  • Sophomore Sydeny Burr walked and sophomore Sydney Behrens popped up to first base. 
  • Freshman Alyssa Gutierrez was walked, and with the bases loaded, Brewster hit a single up the middle and recorded an RBI allowing Neil to score. 
  • Freshman Bella Jankowski was walked and forced Burr to score.
  • Senior Mandy McCarthy notched two RBIs with a single to left field. 

Sixth Inning:

  • Brewster, Jankowski and McCarthy loaded the bases in the sixth inning after a single from Brewster and a wild pitch. McCarthy reached after a fielder's choice. 
  • Jankowski was able to score off an error by the Army infield and extend the lead to 5-3. 

GAME TWO:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Holy Cross 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 5 9 1
Army West Point 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 7 0

Third Inning:

  •  Holy Cross got the scoring started off in the third with a double from Brewster to send Behrens home. 

Fourth Inning:

  • McCarthy sent a triple to right field and was able to score on a wild pitch while Young was batting. 
  • Holy Cross went up, 2-0, after the fourth inning. 

Seventh Inning:

  • Down 4-2 going into the bottom of the seventh inning, junior Taylor Wahler got the Crusaders on base with a single to left field. 
  • Behrens was right behind Wahler with a single of her own, and then Neil came in to pinch run for Behrens. 
  • Gutierrez hit a sacrifice bunt to allow Wahler to advance to third and Neil to second.
  • Brewster came up to bat and hit a single to center field. Wahler and Neil both scored to tie the game, 4-4. 
  • Jankowski hit a single up the middle, and Brewster moved to third. 
  • Young hit a walk-off single, which allowed Brewster to score the game-winning run. 

UP NEXT:

  • The Crusaders will look to complete the three-game sweep with the final game against Army tomorrow, April 22. First pitch is set for 12 p.m.

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