March 6, 2012

Baseball Stays South For Final Spring Break Action

Overall Record: 2-4 (0-0 PL) Last Week: 1-2
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 7, North Carolina Central 1, Buies Creek, N.C., 3/4
Campbell 9, Holy Cross 4, Buies Creek, N.C., 3/4
Campbell 8, Holy Cross 0, Buies Creek, N.C., 3/5
Schedule:
Tuesday, March 6 at Charlotte, N.C., 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 7 at #20 Clemson, Clemson, S.C., 4:00 p.m.
Friday, March 9 at Winthrop, Rock Hill, S.C., 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 10 at Winthrop, Rock Hill, S.C., 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 11 at Winthrop, Rock Hill, S.C., 12:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross baseball team will play five games in six days to wrap up its spring break trip. The Crusaders first play one-game sets with Charlotte and #20 Clemson on Tuesday and Wednesday. Both games will start at 4:00 p.m. The week wraps up with a three-game series at Winthrop, held from Friday-Sunday. The squad plays at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and 12:00 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Tuesday's meeting will be the first meeting in program history between Holy Cross and Charlotte. The 49ers are 9-3 on the season so far. They have won four of their last five games and are 8-2 when playing on their home field, Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium. Charlotte is the first of 10 Atlantic-10 conference members that Holy Cross will play this season.
  • Holy Cross and Clemson have played just once in program history, dating back to the 1958 season. The Crusaders came out victorious in the contest and are 1-0 all-time against the Tigers. Clemson currently ranks 20th in the nation and stands at 5-4 overall on the 2012 season, most recently dropping two of three to No. 2 ranked South Carolina. The squad has also combined for a 5-2 record at its home field, Doug Kingsmore Stadium, host to Wednesday's game.
  • The Crusaders finish the week at Winthrop, located in Rock Hill, S.C. It will be the first meeting in program history for the two teams. The Eagles are members of the Big South conference, as was last week's opponent Campbell. Winthrop played common opponent Charlotte earlier this season and currently stands at 1-11 overall. After accumulating three losses in their last three games, the Eagles will play College of Charleston before hosting the Crusaders this weekend.
  • Senior Matt Croglio (Fayetteville, N.Y.) highlighted the team's pitching efforts last week, boosting the team to its victory over North Carolina Central. Croglio pitched a season-high seven innings, allowing just one run on five hits. Her collected his first win of the season and now stands at 1-0 on the season. Overall Croglio posts a 2.45 ERA, the best of any Crusader starter.