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Anthony Critelli

Critelli Breaks Home Run Record As Baseball Drops Two To Yale

Holy Cross Athletics   05-27-2017

GAME ONE

Score: Yale 8, Holy Cross 2
Pitching Decision: W: Scott Politz (10-2) | L: Brendan King (5-6)
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Worcester, Mass. (Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field)
The Lead: Yale opened Saturday's doubleheader with an 8-2 victory over the Crusaders in Worcester.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Yale got off to a strong start offensively, notching two runs in the first inning and another pair of runs in the second to make it 4-0 in their favor.
  • In the top of the fourth, the Bulldogs scored three runs on two hits to make it a 7-0 game.
  • Holy Cross got on the board in the bottom of the sixth, as Freshman Alex Volpi scored a runner with a double to right field.
  • Yale added its eighth run in the top of the seventh before Holy Cross responded with a run off a sacrifice fly from senior Josh Hassell.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Yale outhit the Crusaders 13-7.
  • The Bulldogs left 11 runners on base, while Holy Cross left nine.
  • Senior Brendan King took the loss, allowing four runs on seven hits.
  • Scott Politz earned the win for Yale, allowing one run in 6.0 innings pitched.

GAME TWO

Score: Yale 13, Holy Cross 6
Pitching Decision: W: Eric Brodkowitz (6-2) | L: Joe Cravero (3-4)
Time: 6:20 p.m.
Location: Worcester, Mass. (Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field)
The Lead: Senior Anthony Critelli broke the school record for career home runs in the third inning as Holy Cross fell to Yale, 13-6, in game two Saturday.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Yale was the first team to get on the board, adding two runs in the bottom of the second inning.
  • In the top of the third, Critelli gave Holy Cross a 3-2 lead with a three-run homer over the left field fence.
  • The Bulldogs responded in the fourth inning, adding four more runs to give them a 6-3 advantage.
  • The Crusaders added another run in the sixth with an RBI ground out from senior Alex Voitik.
  • Yale scored two runs in the sixth and three runs in the seventh, giving them an 11-4 lead.
  • In the top of the eighth, Holy Cross scored a pair of runs with an RBI double from Critelli and an RBI ground out from junior Thomas Russo.
  • The Bulldogs added their final runs in the eighth to give them a 13-6 advantage.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Yale outhit the Crusaders 14-7.
  • The Bulldogs left 11 runners on base, while Holy Cross left five.
  • Senior Joe Cravero took the loss, allowing six runs on seven hits.
  • Eric Brodkowitz earned the win, allowing three runs in 4.0 innings pitched.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • Critelli broke the school record for career home runs with his 25th in the third inning of game two.
  • Critelli is now tied for first all-time in program history with 52 career doubles.

UP NEXT:

  • The Crusaders will return to action in the regional round of the NCAA Tournament on June 2-5. The NCAA Tournament selection show is scheduled for Monday, May 29, at 12:00 p.m. on ESPN2.

Vote Critelli for Senior CLASS Award

Senior first baseman Anthony Critelli was one of 10 student-athletes in the nation to be named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award, which honors a student-athlete who demonstrates notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.

Click here to vote for Anthony Critelli in the Senior CLASS Award fan ballot! Be sure to vote every day until voting closes June 6!

Click here to read his announcement as a finalist.

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