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Softball Set For Stony Brook Invitational

Holy Cross Athletics   03-24-2017
Holy Cross (2-12) vs Brown (3-12)
Stony Brook, N.Y. | Stony Brook Invitational | University Softball Field
ALL TIME SERIES: Brown Leads, 19-9 | LAST MEETING: Holy Cross, 8-0, April 17, 2014
DATE TIME LIVE STATS VIDEO
Saturday, Mar. 25 10:30 AM (ET) Sidearm Stats N/A
Sunday, Mar. 26 2:30 PM (ET) Sidearm Stats N/A

Holy Cross (2-12) vs Stony Brook (1-13)
Stony Brook, N.Y. | Stony Brook Invitational | University Softball Field
ALL TIME SERIES: Stony Brook Leads, 8-0 | LAST MEETING: Stony Brook, 2-1, March 20, 2016
DATE TIME LIVE STATS VIDEO
Saturday, Mar. 25 2:30 PM (ET) Sidearm Stats America East.TV
Sunday, Mar. 26 12:30 PM (ET) Sidearm Stats America East.TV

The Holy Cross softball team returns to action on March 25-26 for the Stony Brook Invitational. The Crusaders will compete in four games, taking on Brown and Stony Brook. Holy Cross will face the Bears on March 25 at 10:30 a.m. and March 26 at 2:30 p.m. and the Seawolves on March 25 at 2:30 p.m. and March 26 at 12:30 p.m.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CRUSADERS

  • Holy Cross (2-12) searches for its third win of the season, after going 0-5 at the USF Under Armour Showcase in Clearwater, Fla. from March 10-12 in the Crusaders’ most recent action.
  • This marks the eighth time the Crusaders will be competing in the Stony Brook Invitational.
  • Holy Cross opened its season on Feb. 17 with two wins for the first time in 17 seasons with victories over Hampton (7-4) and Gardner-Webb (4-2).
  • Leading the Crusaders at the plate is junior first baseman Taylor Moss, who holds a .366 batting average, .439 slugging percentage, 15 hits and 13 RBIs.
  • Joining Moss in fueling Holy Cross’ offense is senior second baseman Emily Krisanda. Krisanda has posted a team-leading 16 hits with a .364 batting average and slugging percentage.
  • In 14 games played, Holy Cross has batted .283 with a .353 slugging percentage as a team.
  • Sophomore pitcher Alexandra Held (2-6) has made the most appearances in the circle for Holy Cross, holding a 5.25 earned run average and 24 strikeouts.
  • Head coach Jen Lapicki is in her first season at the helm of the Crusaders.

SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL LACE UP 4 PEDIATRIC CANCER

  • The Holy Cross softball and baseball teams will be showing their commitment to the fight against cancer, as the two teams are set to take the field wearing Go4theGoal’s gold laces on their cleats as part of Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer this weekend. Click here to read the story.

SCOUTING THE BEARS

  • Brown is 3-12 this year but is coming off wins over Hartford (3-1) and Saint Peter’s (18-7) at the Pirate Invitational on March 19.
  • Brown leads the all-time series versus Holy Cross, 19-9. However, the Crusaders have won six of the last 10 meetings against the Bears and came out on top with a pair of victories in the two teams’ most recent meeting, sweeping the Bears in a doubleheader on April 17, 2014.
  • Christina Andrews leads Brown’s offense, batting .319 with a .468 slugging percentage. She also has a team-leading 15 hits including five extra-base shots.
  • Katie Orona (1-5) has made the most appearances in the circle for the Bears, making seven starts with a 4.59 earned run average and 14 strikeouts.
  • Head coach Katie Flynn is in her fifth year at the helm of Brown.

SCOUTING THE SEAWOLVES

  • Stony Brook is 1-13 after most recently falling to Sacred Heart on the road in a two-game series. The Seawolves will take the field against Brown prior to hosting the Crusaders.
  • Holy Cross trails Stony Brook, 0-8, in the two teams’ all-time series, most recently falling to the Seawolves twice at their tournament last year.
  • Leading Stony Brook at the plate is Jourdin Hering with a .378 batting average, 17 hits and a .467 slugging percentage.
  • Melissa Rahrich (1-4) has made 10 appearances and five starts in the circle for the Seawolves, notching 30 strikeouts and a 4.34 earned run average.
  • Megan T. Bryant is in her 17th season as head coach of Stony Brook.

KEEP CONNECTED

  • Follow the Crusaders on Twitter @HCrossSoftballand on Facebook. You can also get the latest news and results on the team sent directly to your e-mail. To sign up for e-mail alerts go here.


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