Crusaders Compete In Red Storm Invitational Over Weekend

Andrew Boyce

Overall Record: 5-6 (0-0 PL) Last Week: 4-3
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 5, Charlotte 1, Charlotte, N.C., 3/6
#19 Clemson 16, Holy Cross 4, Clemson, S.C., 3/7
Holy Cross 3, Winthrop 0, Rock Hill, S.C., 3/9
Winthrop 3, Holy Cross 2, Rock Hill, S.C., 3/10
Holy Cross 4, Winthrop 3, Rock Hill, S.C., 3/11
Saturday, March 17 vs. Albany, Queens, N.Y., 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 at St. John's, Queens, N.Y., 12:00 p.m.
Sunday March 18 vs. Albany, Queens, N.Y., 4:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross baseball team returns to action this upcoming weekend, playing in the Red Storm Invitational with host St. John's and Albany. The squad opens up the weekend with a 4:00 p.m. contest against the Great Danes on Saturday, March 17. A Sunday double-header follows, as the Crusaders will first play the Red Storm at noon and then Albany at 4:00 p.m. All games will be played at Kaiser Stadium in Queens, N.Y.
  • The Crusaders are 3-0 against Albany all-time and swept the series against them last season, winning 15-10 and 6-5. Sophomore Andrew Barry (Puyallup, Wash.) had a solid performance at the plate in last season's series, posting a .667 batting average with three RBI. The Great Danes currently sit at 4-7 on the season and will play Central Connecticut before competing in the Red Storm Invitational. They won three of four against NYIT the last time out.
  • Holy Cross is 2-2 all-time against the Red Storm with the first game played back in 1915. The Crusaders dropped an 8-2 decision in last year's meeting as junior Nate Koneski (North Dighton, Mass.) struck out 10 Red Storm in his appearance. St John's currently sits at 5-9 overall on the season and plays Fairleigh Dickinson before hosting the weekend's tournament. The squad most recently dropped three of four at Liberty over this past weekend.
  • Junior John Colella (Herndon, Va.) was named the Patriot League Pitcher of the Week for his performances during the team's spring break trip. The righty posted two saves and one win on the week, boasting a 2.89 ERA. He collected at least one strikeout in every one of his four appearances, finishing with 10 punch outs on the week. He earned the honor for the first time in his career and currently leads the squad with three saves this season. He has 11 career saves, which ranks second on the Holy Cross baseball career records list and needs three more to break the record.
  • Junior Jordan Enos (Stockton, Calif.) had a solid offensive performance over spring break as he led all starters with a .316 batting average. The first baseman notched six hits in 19 at-bats, including two doubles. He scored three runs and did not commit one error defensively. On the season, Enos leads the squad with 18 total bases and four doubles. He bats .250 overall.