WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior Jordan Enos (Stockton, Calif.) went 4-for-4 with a home run, a double, and two singles during the Crusaders 19-4 loss versus Dartmouth on Wednesday afternoon at Fitton Field. With the loss, Holy Cross fell to 14-18 on the season, while Dartmouth's record advanced to 18-6.
The Big Green scored three runs in two innings before the Crusaders tallied a run in the bottom of the second. Junior Brandon Cipolla (Abington, Mass.) led off the bottom of the inning with a single, followed by a double from Enos that advanced Cipolla to third. Junior Mike Ahmed (East Longmeadow, Mass.) hit a sacrifice fly with no outs to right field to score Cipolla and make the score 4-1.
After a seven run third inning for the Big Green to make the score 10-1, the Crusaders changed pitchers for the top of the fourth inning. Freshman Sean Gustin (Stoneham, Mass.) took the mound to face seven batters striking out one in his two innings pitched. Gustin allowed one hit, but stopped the Dartmouth offense from scoring any runs.
During the sixth inning, Dartmouth scored nine runs, including a three-run home run and a grand slam to put them ahead 19-1. In the bottom of the sixth with one out, freshman Bobby Indeglia (North Kingstown, R.I.) doubled to left center. Two batters later, Enos hit his second home run of the season over the center field fence, scoring Indeglia to make the score 19-3.
With two outs in the bottom of the eighth, Dartmouth walked Indeglia. On a single by sophomore Jack St. Clair (Newton, Mass.), Indeglia advanced to second. With his fourth hit of the game, Enos singled through the right side, scoring Indeglia for his second and the final run of the game.
Holy Cross freshman pitcher Jake Comment (Westbrook, Conn.) and sophomore Jeremy Perron (Bradenton, Fla.) finished the game each pitching one inning. Both Comment and Perron faced five batters allowing one hit and one walk each. Comment and Perron each struck out one batter, and neither allowed a run.
Dartmouth starter Louis Concato earned the win (2-1) as he pitched six innings, and allowed three earned runs on six hits. Holy Cross senior pitcher George Perrotta (Eastchester, N.Y.) was charged with the loss (0-1) as he allowed three runs in one inning pitched.
Holy Cross returns to action on Saturday, April 13, as it will host Navy for a Patriot League doubleheader for a 3:00 p.m. first game start.