Chris Rinaldi
Holy Cross Athletics
Holy Cross Athletics
Chris Rinaldi

Baseball Downed By Auburn To Close Weekend Series

Holy Cross Athletics   02-26-2017

Score: Auburn 13, Holy Cross 4
Pitching Decision: W: Andrew Mitchell (2-0) | L: Justin Finan (0-1)
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Auburn, Ala. (Plainsman Park)
The Lead: The Holy Cross baseball team fell to Auburn by a score of 13-4 on Sunday afternoon at Plainsman Park.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Holy Cross took a 1-0 lead in the third inning, as senior Josh Hassell hit a double down the left field line to score junior Thomas Russo.
  • The Crusaders added another run in the fourth inning as freshman Alex Volpi hit a home run over the left field wall.
  • The Tigers responded with a run in the bottom of the fourth, and took the lead in the fifth inning with eight runs on six hits.
  • Russo drove in a third run for Holy Cross in the sixth run, hitting a double to right center that brought home Volpi from first base.
  • Auburn added four more runs through the next two innings before Freshman Seth Learned brought home classmate Chris Rinaldi with a double down the left field line in the ninth inning.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Auburn outhit the Crusaders 12-11.
  • Holy Cross left 10 runners on base, while the Tigers left 11.
  • Senior Justin Finan took the loss for the Crusaders, allowing eight runs (three earned) on six hits.
  • Andrew Mitchell got the win for Auburn after pitching 0.2 innings in relief.
  • Volpi led the Crusaders offense, hitting 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • Volpi’s home run was the first of his career.

UP NEXT:

  • Holy Cross is back in action next weekend, as they begin a week-long road trip on March 4 with the first of four games at California-Riverside.

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