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Softball To Close Season With Bryant And Lehigh

Holy Cross Athletics   05-03-2016
Holy Cross (7-33, 3-12 Patriot League) vs Bryant (11-33, 9-7 NEC)
Worcester, Mass. | Freshman Field
DATE TIME LIVE STATS VIDEO
Wednesday, May 4 4:05 p.m. (ET) Click Here N/A


Holy Cross vs Lehigh (33-12, 11-2 Patriot League)
Bethlehem, Pa. | Leadership Park
DATE TIME LIVE STATS VIDEO
Saturday, May 7 12:00 p.m. (ET) Click Here Click Here
Saturday, May 7 2:00 p.m. (ET) Click Here Click Here
Sunday, May 8 12:00 p.m. (ET) Click Here Click Here

 

The Holy Cross softball team will close its 2016 campaign this week as it hosts Bryant at Freshman Field on Wednesday, and travels to Lehigh for a three-game Patriot League series this weekend.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • Holy Cross took three losses in its series against Boston University last weekend. To read the recaps, click here: (Saturday | Sunday).
  • Sophomore Taylor Moss (Howard Beach, N.Y.) leads the Crusaders with a batting average of .366 for the year, ranking her sixth in the Patriot League. She leads the Crusaders with 27 RBI and is tied for second on the team with six doubles.
  • Freshman Taylor Wahler (Inman, S.C.) is currently second on the team with a batting average of .312 on the season. She leads Holy Cross with 21 runs scored, and is third on the team with 16 RBI.
  • Senior pitcher Gennifer Durham (Abbeville, S.C.) leads Holy Cross with an ERA of 3.14, ranking her eighth in the Patriot League. She has posted a record of 6-15, and has registered a team-leading 78 strikeouts in 140.1 innings pitched. With 15 complete games pitched this season, she now has 41 in her career, which is good for fourth-most all-time in program history. She also has the third-most career starts in program history at 75.

SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS:

  • Bryant is 11-33 on the season with a 9-7 record in the NEC. This past Sunday they swept Fairleigh Dickinson in a doubleheader on the road.
  • Elle Madsen leads the Bulldogs with a batting average of .312. She also leads the team with 18 runs scored, 13 RBI, eight doubles and three home runs.
  • Madsen has also been the top pitcher for Bryant this season, holding an ERA of 3.11 through 119.1 innings pitched with a 7-11 record. She leads the Bulldogs with 77 strikeouts.
  • Bryant went 17-32 with an 8-8 conference record last season.

SCOUTING THE MOUNTAIN HAWKS:

  • Lehigh is 33-12 on the year and is currently the top team in the Patriot League with an 11-2 conference record.
  • Morgan Decker leads Lehigh with a batting average of .408 on the year. She leads the team with 34 RBI, six home runs, 16 doubles and ranks second with 25 runs scored.
  • Pitcher Emily Sorem leads the Mountain Hawks with an ERA of 2.36 on the season. She holds a record of 14-5 through 127.1 innings pitched with 97 strikeouts.
  • Lehigh finished its 2015 campaign 40-9 overall with a 16-2 Patriot League record. The Mountain Hawks are the defending Patriot League Champions, and were eliminated in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a pair of losses to Texas A&M.

KEEP CONNECTED:

  • Follow the Crusaders on Twitter @HCrossSoftball and 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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