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Crusaders Conclude Action In Florida With 5-3 Loss To Indiana State

Holy Cross Athletics   03-12-2017

THE BASICS:

Score: Indiana State 5, Holy Cross 3
Records: Holy Cross (2-12); Indiana State (12-7)
Pitching Decision: W: Kenzie Ihle (9-4) | L: Katy Watson (0-6)
Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Clearwater, Fla. (Eddie C. Moore Complex)
The Lead: Three different Crusaders tallied two hits, but the Holy Cross softball team suffered a 5-3 setback against Indiana State to conclude action at the Under Armour Showcase in Clearwater, Fla. on Sunday morning.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Both teams played strong defense throughout the first two innings, as the score remained locked at 0-0.
  • The Crusaders then took the first lead of the game in the top of the third inning. Sophomore center fielder Jaclyn Brewster reached on a walk before stealing second base. Junior catcher Savannah Young brought her home on an error in deep right field, as Holy Cross led 1-0.
  • The Sycamores answered in the bottom of the third inning with an inside the park home run hit by Erika Crissman that scored four runs, as Indiana State took a 4-1 lead.
  • Holy Cross responded with a two-run spurt in the top of the fourth inning on two hits. Senior second baseman Emily Krisanda singled to right field before junior third baseman Mandy McCarthy cranked a double to left center field as Krisanda rounded the bases for the run. Sophomore designated player Alexandra Held then brought home McCarthy on a fielder’s choice play, as the Crusaders narrowed the gap to one run with the score, 4-3.
  • Indiana State tacked on another run in the bottom of the fourth inning using three hits to expand out to a 5-3 advantage.
  • Holy Cross got runners on first and second in the top of the seventh inning, but couldn’t register the tying run, as the Sycamores took the 5-3 win.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Brewster, Krisanda and McCarthy each led Holy Cross with two hits.
  • Hits were 8-7 in favor of Indiana State.
  • Holy Cross left eight runners on base, while Indiana State left nine.
  • Junior pitcher Katy Watson pitched for 3.2 innings, notching four strikeouts and took the loss for Holy Cross.
  • Kenzie Ihle recorded the win for the Sycamores, pitching five innings.

UP NEXT:

  • Holy Cross returns to action in Providence with a double header against the Friars on Mar. 18.

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