Alexandra Held // Steve Simoneau Photography
Alexandra Held // Steve Simoneau Photography

Softball Drops a Single Game in Extra Innings to Hartford

Holy Cross Athletics   04-12-2018

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross softball team lost to the Hartford Hawks, 5-3, in nine innings on April 12. Junior Alexandra Held pitched eight innings and recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts in the circle. Sophomore Sydney Behrens notched her first triple of the season with two RBIs and two hits.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Holy Cross 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 9 0
Hartford 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 5 9 1

Fourth Inning: 

  • Held hit a sacrifice bunt to help freshman Bella Jankowski advance to second base. 
  • Sophomore Carley Boothe was walked by the Hartford pitcher.
  • Sophomore Sydney Behrens hit a triple to center field to send Jankowski and Boothe home and tie the game, 2-2.

Seventh Inning:

  • Hartford scored one run in the seventh to extend its lead to 3-2. 
  • Senior Mandy McCarthy hit a single to find first base.
  • Freshman Hannah Horton hit a sacrifice bunt to allow McCarthy to advance to second.
  • Senior Savannah Young hit a ground ball to Hartford's short stop who made the out to first base, but McCarthy was able to advance to third.
  • McCarthy then scored on a wild pitch to tie the game, 3-3, and send it into extra innings.

Extra Innings:

  • Both teams went scoreless through the eighth inning. 
  • The Hawks scored two runs in the ninth inning and secured the win, 5-3.

Highlights:

  • Held had four strikeouts in the third inning alone and recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts on the day.
  • Behrens hit her first triple of the season adding two RBIs with two hits.

UP NEXT:

The Crusaders will host Boston University in a three-game series starting April 13 at 4:30 p.m.


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