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Josh Hassell

Baseball Comes Up Short To California-Riverside Saturday

Holy Cross Athletics   03-04-2017

Score: UC Riverside 9, Holy Cross 8
Pitching Decision: W: Angel Landazuri (1-1) | L: Phil Reese (0-2)
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Riverside, Calif. (Riverside Sports Complex)
The Lead: Holy Cross came up short to UC Riverside by a score of 9-8 in the first game of their series with the Highlanders on Saturday afternoon.

 HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Highlanders took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, but Holy Cross responded in the second as junior Thomas Russo singled to center field to bring home senior Bill Schlich.
  • UC Riverside put together a strong second inning, scoring four runs on five hits to make it a 5-1 game.
  • In the top of the third, the Crusaders added a pair of runs off RBIs from junior Cam O'Neill and freshman Alex Volpi.
  • The Highlanders added two runs in the fourth, and another in the fifth to give them an 8-3 lead.
  • Holy Cross cut the deficit again in the sixth, as senior Josh Hassell and freshman Austin Masel each registered RBIs as the Crusaders posted two runs on three hits.
  • After the Highlanders posted another run in the sixth to make it 9-5, the Crusaders posted three runs on three hits in the top of the eighth to make it a one run game.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Both teams registered 12 hits each.
  • The Crusaders and the Highlanders each left nine runners on base.
  • Senior Phil Reese took the loss for the Crusaders on the mound, allowing seven runs (six earned) on eight hits.
  • Angel Landazuri earned the win for the Highlanders, allowing five runs through six innings pitched.
  • Five different Crusaders registered multiple hits, while O’Neill and Masel tied for the team lead with a pair of RBIs each.

UP NEXT:

  • Holy Cross continues its weekend series with UC Riverside tomorrow, March 5, as they face the Highlanders in game two at 4:00 p.m. eastern time.

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