May 22, 2010

Championship Series Live Coverage - Game Three

Welcome to GoHolyCross.com's live coverage of the Patriot League baseball championship series.  Holy Cross and Bucknell have both won a game, as the best-of-three series is tied 1-1. The winner of this game will be crowned the Patriot League baseball champion. First pitch is set for 4:00 p.m.

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No. 3 Holy Cross returns as the home team and will bat last. No. 4 Bucknell plays as the away team and bats first.

Starting for Bucknell:

Batting first, the shortstop, #1, senior Ben Allen
Batting second and catching, #28, senior B.J. LaRosa
Batting third, the second baseman, #2, senior Ben Yoder
Batting fourth, the right fielder, #24, senior Andrew Brouse
Batting fifth, the first baseman, #26, junior Doug Shribman
Batting sixth, the left fielder, #42, junior Drew Constable
Batting seventh, the center fielder, #23, Bob Donato
Batting eighth, the designated hitter, #4, sophomore Matt Lamore
Batting ninth, the third baseman, #11, sophomore Dave Duffett

And on the mound for the Bison, #31, sophomore Jack Boehm.

Starting for Holy Cross:

Batting first, the right fielder, #1, junior Jack Laurendeau
Batting second the second baseman, #2, senior John Sills
Batting third, the third baseman, #15, senior Matt Perry
Batting fourth, and catching, #32, freshman Stephen Wadsworth
Batting fifth, the first baseman, #12, junior Eric Oxford
Batting sixth, the designated hitter, #33, sophomore Steve Tkowski
Batting seventh, the left fielder, #13, junior Nick Ciardiello
Batting eighth, the center fielder, #24, junior Brendan McCrea
Batting ninth, the shortstop, #34, freshman Alex Maldonado

And on the mound for the Crusaders, #23, sophomore Matt Croglio.

Top First
Allen flies out to centerfield. One out.

LaRosa singles through the left side. One on, one out.

Yoder singles through the right side. Two on, one out.

Brouse strikes out swinging. Two on, two out.

Shribman homers to centefielder, scoring three runs. Bucknell goes up 3-0 early. Two out.

Constables grounds out to Maldonado at shortstop. Three out.

For Bucknell in the first, 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Bottom First
Due up for HC: Laurendeau, Sills, Perry.

Laurendeau strikes out. One out.

Sills flies out to centerfield. Two out.

Perry flies out to leftfield. Three out.

For Holy Cross in the first, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

At the end of the first inning, Bucknell 3, HC 0

Top Second
Due up for Bucknell: Donato, Lamore, Duffett

Donato pops up to Maldonado at short. One out.

Lamore flies out to McCrea in centerfield. Two out.

Duffett goes down on strikes. Three out.

For Bucknell in second, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Bottom Second
Due up for HC: Wadsworth, Oxford, Tkowski

Wadsworth singles to the third baseman. One on, no out.

Oxford walks. Two on, no out.

Tkowski homers to deep left center, tying score at 3-3! Still no out.

Ciardiello flies out to right field. One out.

McCrea grounds out to the second baseman. Two out.

Maldonado flies out in foul territory to the catcher. Three out.

For Holy Cross in the second, 3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errrors, 0 LOB

At the end of the second inning, Bucknell 3, Holy Cross 3

Top Third
Due up for Bucknell: Allen, LaRosa, Yoder

Allen grounds out to the pitcher. One out.

LaRosa singles up the middle. One on, one out.

Yoder flies out to shortstop Maldonado. Two out.

Brouse reaches on an error by Sills at second base. Two on, two out.

Shribman flies out to Laurendeau in right field. Three out.

For Bucknell in the third, 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB

Bottom Third
Due up for HC: Laurendeau, Sills, Perry

Laurendeau strikes out swinging. One out.

Sills flies out to deep right field. Two out.

Perry singles through the middle. One on, two out.

Wadsworth flies out to the left fielder. Three out.

For Holy Cross in the third, 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB

At the end of the third inning Bucknell 3, Holy Cross 3

Top Fourth
Due up for Bucknell: Constable, Donato, Lamore

Constable lines out to Perry at third. One out.

Donato hits chopper towards first base, out at first unassisted by Oxford. Two out.

Lamore grounds out to third base. Three out.

For Bucknell in the fourth, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB

Bottom Fourth
Due up for HC: Oxford, Tkowski, Ciardiello

Oxford homers to right center to give the Crusaders a 4-3 lead!

Tkowski flies out to left field. One out.

Ciardiello singles through the right side. One on, one out.

McCrea singles through the left side. Two on, one out.

#15, Daniel Hart, comes in to replace Boehm on the mound for Bucknell

Maldonado reaches first on a fielder's choice. McCrea is out at second and Ciardiello advances to third. Two on, two out.

Maldonado steals his second base of the day, advancing to second base.

Laurendeau doubles to right center to clear the bases and giving HC a 6-3 lead!

Sills grounds out to the second baseman. Three out.

For Holy Cross in the fourth, 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB

At the end of the fourth inning, Holy Cross 6, Bucknell 3

Top Fifth
Due up for Bucknell: Duffett, Allen, LaRosa

Duffett reaches first base on an error by Maldonado.

Allen singles up the middle, Duffett moves to second. Two on, no out.

#20, Senior Bobby Holmes, comes in to replace Croglio on the mound for HC.

LaRosa hits a sacrifice bunt, out at first and advancing Duffett to third and Allen to second. Two on, one out.

Duffett scores on a wild pitch by Holmes. Score goes to 6-4. One on, one out.

Yoder grounds out to second base, allowing Allen to score. Score goes to 6-5, two out.

Brouse homers to left center to knot score at 6-6. Two out.

Shribman goes down swinging. Three out.

For Bucknell in the fourth, 3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

At the end of the fourth inning, Bucknell 6, Holy Cross 6

Bottom Fifth
Due up for Holy Cross: Perry, Wadsworth, Oxford

Perry homers to left centerfield, giving Holy Cross back a 7-6 lead!

Wadsworth singles past the second baseman. One on, no out.

#35, Ryan Ebner, returns to the mound for Bucknell, replacing Hart

Oxfords bunts towards third base, out at first. Wadsworth advances to second. One on, one out.

Tkowski draws walk. Two on, one out.

Ciardiello gets hit by pitch. Bases loaded, one out.

 McCrea grounds into a double play to end the inning.

For Holy Cross in the fifth, 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB

At the end of the fifth inning, Holy Cross 7, Bucknell 6

Top Sixth
Due up for Bucknell: Constable, Donato, Lamore

Constable strikes out. One out.

Donato strikes out, at first base, Wadsworth to Oxford. Two out.

Lamore reaches on an error by Sills at second base. One on, two out.

Duffett walks, Lamore moves to second base. Two on, two out.

Allen grounds out to Oxford at first, who throws to Holmes for the out to end the inning.

For Bucknell in sixth, 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB

Bottom Sixth
Due up for HC: Maldonado, Laurendeau, Sills

Maldonado reaches first on a bunt single. One on, no out.

Laurendeau moves Maldonado to second base on a sacrifice bunt. One on, one out.

Maldonado steals third base.

Sills strikes out swinging. One on, two out.

Perry grounds out to the shortstop. Three out.

For Holy Cross in the sixth, 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB

At the end of the sixth inning, Holy Cross 7, Bucknell 6

Top Seventh
Due up for Bucknell: LaRosa, Yoder, Brouse

#3, left-handed pitcher John Pedrotty, replaces Holmes on the mound for HC.

LaRosa draws walk. One on, no out.

Yoder singles past Perry. LaRosa advances to second. Two on, no out.

#21, Ryan George, replaces Pedrotty on the bump for the Crusaders.

Brouse hits slow roller to Perry at third, out at first. Runners advance.

Shribman homers to centerfield to clear the bases. Bucknell retakes 9-7 lead.

Constable walks. One on, one out.

Donato reaches first on a fielder's choice. Constable out at second. One on, two out.

Donato steals second base.

Lamore flies out to McCrea in centerfield. Three out.

For Bucknell in seventh, 3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB

Bottom Seventh
Due up for HC: Wadsoworth, Oxford, Tkowski

Wadsworth doubles down the right field line. One on, no out.

Oxford flies out to right field. Wadsworth tagged out at second on throw in from left field. Two out, nobody on.

Tkowski flies out to right field. Three out.

For Holy Cross in the seventh, 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB

At the end of seven innings, Bucknell 9, Holy Cross 7

Top Eighth
Due up for Bucknell: Duffett, Allen, LaRosa

Duffett grounds out to Sills at second base. One out.

Allen flies out to Ciardiello in left field. Two out.

LaRosa grounds out to Maldonado at short. Three out.

For Bucknell in the eight, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB

Bottom Eighth
Due up for HC: Ciardiello, McCrea, Maldonado

Ciardiello grounds out to shortstop. One out.

McCrea flies out to shallow right field. Two out.

Maldonado grounds out to shortstop. Three out.

For Holy Cross in the eighth, 0 runsm 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB

At the end of eight innings, Bucknell 9, Holy Cross 7

Top Ninth
Yoder grounds out to first base, Oxford unassisted.

Brouse walks. One on, one out.

Shribman flies out to shallow right field, Laurendeau makes the play. One on, two out. 

Constable gets hit by pitch. Two on, two out.

Sophomore Nate Koneski, #25, replaces George on the bump for HC.

Donato strikes out, reaches first on a wild pitch. Brouse scores from third on a throwing error by HC catcher, Wadsworth.

Lamore singles to right side, scoring Constable and Donato as Bucknell goes up 12-7.

Duffett strikes out to end the inning.

For Bucknell in the ninth, 3 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB

Bottom Ninth
Due up for HC: Laurendeau, Sills, Perry

Laurendeau flies out to right field. One out.

Sills walks. One on, one out.

Perry reaches on a fielder's choice. Sills out at second base. One on, two out.

Wadsworth strikes out swinging. Game over.

 

Bucknell wins 2010 PAtriot League Baseball Tournament