Baseball To Face Yale Sunday Afternoon In NCAA Tournament
|Holy Cross (24-28, 12-8 Patriot League) vs. Yale (33-17, 16-4 Ivy League)|
|Corvallis, Ore. // Goss Stadium at Coleman Field|
|DATE||TIME (ET)||VIDEO||LIVE STATS|
|Sunday, June 4||4:00 p.m.||Click Here - ESPN3||Click Here|
The Holy Cross baseball team continues its postseason on Sunday, as the Crusaders take on Yale at 4:00 p.m. eastern in Corvallis, Ore. The winner will take on No. 1 Oregon State tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CRUSADERS
- Holy Cross earned its first win in the NCAA Tournament since 1978 yesterday, when the Crusaders defeated Nebraska, 7-4. To read the recap, click here.
- The Crusaders captured their first-ever Patriot League Tournament title on May 20, and punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1978. To read the recap from the championship, click here.
- Senior Anthony Critelli leads Holy Cross with a .306 batting average and a .541 slugging percentage. He has tallied nine home runs with 36 runs batted in, 31 runs scored and 13 doubles. He broke the school record for career home runs with his 25th against Yale last weekend, and also broke the school record for career doubles with his 53rd against Oregon State.
- Junior Cam O'Neill leads the Crusaders with 42 runs batted in and nine home runs on the season. He has also notched 29 runs scored while posting a slugging percentage of .396.
- Senior Brendan King leads the Crusaders' starting rotation with a 4.35 ERA through 80.2 innings pitched. In 15 starts he has tallied 62 strikeouts while holding opponents to a .242 batting average. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the Patriot League Tournament.
- Freshman Austin Masel has also been strong offensively for the Crusaders all season, batting .297 while leading the team with 37 runs scored. He has also brought in 27 runs while hitting 12 doubles and four home runs. Masel was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Year.
REQUEST YOUR TICKETS NOW
- Requests for tickets in the Holy Cross allotment for the NCAA Baseball Regional are now available. Fans, alumni, and supporters may request UP TO 8 tickets for this round. There is a limit of one request per person. For more information, and to request your tickets, click here.
HOW TO WATCH
- Sunday's game between Yale and Holy Cross will be broadcast on ESPN3, and can be viewed online at ESPN.com/watch or with the Watch ESPN app on mobile devices. The game between Oregon State and the winner of today's first game will also be on ESPN3.
PATRIOT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP MERCHANDISE
- Celebrate the Crusaders' historic season and first NCAA Tournament bid since 1978 with merchandise from their first-ever Patriot League Championship in program history!
SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS
- The Bulldogs earned a 5-1 victory over Nebraska in their first game of the tournament on Friday, before falling to Oregon State by a score of 11-0 last night.
- Yale punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament after winning their sixth Ivy League Championship with a pair of wins over Penn. The Bulldogs won game one by a score of 5-0 before clinching the title with an 11-7 win in game two.
- The Bulldogs currently hold a record of 33-17, and went 16-4 during the regular season in Ivy League play.
- Benny Wanger leads Yale's offense with a .348 batting average and 48 runs batted in on the year. He has also tallied 10 doubles with eight home runs.
- Scott Politz leads the Bulldog's starting rotation with a 3.23 ERA and 75 strikeouts through 92.0 innings pitched. In that time he has held a record of 11-2 with six complete games.
- Head coach John Stuper is in his 25th season with Yale.
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.