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Josh Hassell

Baseball Comes Up Short To Hartford In Extra Innings

Holy Cross Athletics   03-30-2017

Score: Hartford 7, Holy Cross 6 (10 inn.)
Pitching Decision: W: John LaRossa (2-2) | L: Ethan Dyer (0-1)
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: West Hartford, Conn. (Fiondella Field)
The Lead: The Crusaders took a 7-6 loss to Hartford in 10 innings of play on Thursday night in West Hartford, Conn. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Holy Cross took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, as senior Anthony Critelli hit a solo shot home run to left field.
  • Hartford tied the game in the bottom of the third inning, then took a 2-1 lead in the fourth with a solo home run.
  • The Crusaders regained control of the lead with three runs on two hits in the top of the fifth. Holy Cross scored runs on a wild pitch and a passed ball before senior Josh Hassell brought home a third run with an RBI double.
  • The Hawks added a run in the bottom of the fifth, and took the lead once again in the seventh with a pair of runs on two hits.
  • In the eighth inning, Holy Cross answered with two runs to make it 6-5 in their favor. Senior Bill Schlich and sophomore Kellen McCormick brought home runs on back-to-back at-bats.
  • In the bottom of the inning, Hartford added a run to tie the game up, eventually leading to extra innings.
  • The Hawks earned the walk-off victory in the bottom of the 10th with an RBI single through the left side to score a runner from third base.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Hartford outhit the Crusaders 14-8.
  • The Hawks left 10 runners on base, while Holy Cross left six.
  • Freshman Ethan Dyer took the loss after pitching 0.1 innings in relief in the bottom of the 10th.
  • John LaRossa earned the win for Hartford, pitching one inning in relief.
  • Critelli led the Crusaders with a pair of runs scored while hitting 1-for-3 with an RBI.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • Critelli’s home run was his third of the season, and the 19th of his career.

UP NEXT:

  • Holy Cross will return to action this Sunday, as the Crusaders open Patriot League play against Navy with a doubleheader beginning at 12:30 p.m. in Providence, R.I.

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