Mandy McCarthy led the Crusaders with 2 RBI
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Mark Seliger Photography
Mandy McCarthy led the Crusaders with 2 RBI

Softball Falls To Bryant At Freshman Field

Holy Cross Athletics   05-04-2016

Score: Bryant 6, Holy Cross 5
Pitching Decision: W: Brandi Burgin (1-4) | L: Gennifer Durham (6-16)
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Worcester, Mass. (Freshman Field)
The Lead: Junior Emily Krisanda (Oak Hill, Va.) went 2-for-4 at the plate with a pair of runs scored as the Crusaders fell to Bryant, 6-5, in their final home game of the 2016 season.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Crusaders jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, as freshman Taylor Wahler (Inman, S.C.) hit a triple to center field and scored on a wild pitch.
  • Holy Cross added another run in the fourth inning, as sophomore Taylor Moss (Howard Beach, N.Y.) hit an RBI single to left field to score Krisanda from second base.
  • Bryant responded with a strong fifth inning, notching five runs on three hits to give them a 5-2 lead.
  • The Crusaders responded in the bottom of the inning, adding three runs to tie the game up 5-5. Sophomore Mandy McCarthy (Pearl River, N.Y.) hit a hard single off the first baseman to bring home two runners, and Krisanda reached home plate following a throwing error.
  • The Bulldogs would regain the lead in the seventh inning with an RBI single.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Holy Cross outhit the Bulldogs 10-7.
  • The Crusaders left eight runners on base, while Bryant left six.
  • Senior Gennifer Durham (Abbeville, S.C.) took the loss after allowing one run on four hits in six innings pitched.
  • Brandi Burgin earned the win after allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits in 2.1 innings pitched.
  • McCarthy led the Crusaders with two runs batted in.

UP NEXT:

  • The Crusaders will close their 2016 season at Lehigh this weekend, as they take on the Mountain Hawks in a three game Patriot League series beginning on Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

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