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Alex Voitik

Baseball Falls To California-Riverside On Monday Night

Holy Cross Athletics   03-07-2017

Score: UC Riverside 14, Holy Cross 6
Pitching Decision: W: Alex Fagalde (2-0) | L: Justin Finan (0-2)
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Location: Riverside, Calif. (Riverside Sports Complex)
The Lead: The Holy Cross baseball team was defeated by UC Riverside in its third game against the Highlanders on Monday night. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • UC Riverside had a strong start in the bottom of the first inning, tallying three runs on three hits.
  • Holy Cross responded with a pair of runs in the second, as senior Alex Voitik notched two RBIs with a single up the middle to bring home sophomore Kellen McCormick and junior Thomas Russo.
  • The Highlanders increased their lead gradually, adding eight more runs over the course of the next four innings.
  • The Crusaders added two more runs in the sixth inning, as freshman Chris Rinaldi and Voitik both registered RBIs when they were hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
  • Holy Cross added a run in the seventh with an RBI single from junior Cam O'Neill and another in the ninth inning with an RBI single from freshman Alex Volpi.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • The Highlanders outhit Holy Cross 16-11.
  • The Crusaders left 11 runners on base, while UC Riverside left eight.
  • Senior Justin Finan took the loss for the Crusaders, allowing nine runs (seven earned) through 4.1 innings pitched.
  • Alex Fagalde earned the win for the Highlanders, allowing four runs on six hits through 5.1 innings.
  • Senior Anthony Critelli went 3-for-4 at the plate, while Voitik led the Crusaders with three RBIs.

UP NEXT:

  • Holy Cross concludes its series with UC Riverside tomorrow, March 7, as they face the Highlanders in game four at 9:00 p.m. eastern time.

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