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Baseball Prepares For Three Games At Mercer

Holy Cross Athletics   03-02-2018
Holy Cross (1-5) vs. Mercer (8-2)
Macon, Ga. // Claude Smith Field at OrthoGeorgia Park
DATE TIME (ET) VIDEO LIVE STATS
Sunday, March 4 9:00 p.m. N/A StatBroadcast
Monday, March 5 3:00 p.m. N/A StatBroadcast
Monday, March 5 6:00 p.m. N/A StatBroadcast

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW

  • The Holy Cross baseball team begins its spring break trip with three games at Mercer in Macon, Ga. this weekend.
  • Last season, Holy Cross won its first-ever Patriot League title and advanced to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1978. The Crusaders competed in the Corvallis, Ore. regional at Oregon State, and earned a 7-4 victory over #25 Nebraska in their second game.
  • The Crusaders opened the season with a 3-2 victory at #24 Houston, more recently fell twice to Oklahoma and once to Valparaiso last weekend in Norman, Okla.
  • Through six games, senior Thomas Russo leads the Holy Cross offense, batting .400 with six runs scored. With two starts on the mound, junior Pat McGowan leads the Crusaders’ starting rotation with a 0.87 ERA through 10.1 innings with 10 strikeouts.
  • Mercer enters the weekend with an 8-2 overall record, having most recently earned two wins against Kennesaw State this week. JT Thomas leads the Bears’ offense with a .475 average, 11 runs and 11 RBIs. Christian Vann leads Mercer’s starting rotation with a 1.35 ERA through 13.1 innings pitched with 19 strikeouts.

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