Holy Cross Athletics Newsstand: May 2010

Welcome to the Holy Cross Newsstand, a daily listing with links to stories from around the country on the Crusaders. Here are the stories from May of 2010.

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Tkowski quite the catch
May 30, 2010 * By John Garner * Cape Cod Times
When Steve Tkowski of Bourne belted a game-winning RBI double in an 8-7 victory over Bucknell in the Patriot League playoffs last week, it was a signature moment for the Holy Cross sophomore catcher. “That might have been the biggest hit of my entire life,” Tkowski said. . .

Patriot League Showdown with a local touch
May 26, 2010 * By Bill Kipouras * Danvers Herald
Perhaps Danvers’ Eric Oxford of the Holy Cross baseball team said it best about his friend, Marblehead’s Doug Shribman, who staged a batting show of Ruthian proportion to lead the power-laden Bucknell Bison into the Division 1 NCAA baseball tournament. . .

Jon Morris belongs in Pats' Hall of Fame
May 25, 2010 * By Jim Donaldson * Providence Journal
It’s election time in New England. For Patriots fans, that is. Time is running out for devoted followers of the local 11 to cast their ballot in the annual voting for the team’s Hall of Fame. The deadline is Monday, and this year’s candidates for induction are center Jon Morris, running back Sam Cunningham and defensive lineman Houston Antwine. . .

A new Perry propels Purple
May 19, 2010 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Ron Perry Sr., the fabulous Holy Cross two-sport star of the 1950s and former HC athletic director, has watched his grandson, Matt Perry, play baseball for the Crusaders the last four years, just like he watched his son, the great Ronnie Perry, do the same from 1977-80, and that is with great pride. . .

Powering past disability
May 15, 2010 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Holy Cross' eight-man shell teeters near the dock on top of Lake Quinsigamond and it takes a sure, steady hand to balance the long, narrow boat just to get in and out of it. Chris Hayden has spent his lifetime figuring out how to do things his own way and taking his seat in HC's varsity eight boat is one of those things the senior coxswain does with personal flair. . .

Hampton native Milan Brown finds good fit in becoming Holy Cross basketball coach
May 9, 2010 * By David Teel * Newport News Daily Press
Last winter's record snows in Maryland irritated Milan Brown no end. Practice, travel and game schedules for his Mount St. Mary's basketball team seemed to shift hourly. Months later, Brown views the experience not as inconvenient but as preparation for his new job: head coach at Holy Cross in suburban Boston. . .

South grad Jones gets tryout with Super Bowl champion Saints
May 5, 2010 * By Michael Cooper * Springfield News-Sun
On the weekend of the 2010 National Football League Draft, Aaron Jones was hoping to hear something, anything from one of the 32 teams. As his phone stayed silent, the 6-foot-4, 360-pound offensive lineman from Holy Cross thought his chance at the NFL was over. . .

UM to cross paths with Crusaders
May 3, 2010 * By Dan Gigliotti * Massachusetts Daily Collegian
The Massachusetts baseball team looks to continue its recent success at home against Holy Cross. The Minutemen have won 10 of their last 16 en route to its fourth-straight series victory after defeating George Washington on Sunday afternoon. . .

Last ups
May 2, 2010 * By Peter Gobis * Attleboro Sun Chronicle

A check swing during batting practice resulted in a broken arm, then a starting position in the outfield at both the College of the Holy Cross and Georgetown University. A Crusader and a Hoya, it was more than a lucky Shamrock that brought Billy Cupelo into the starting lineup. . .