March 5, 2007
BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Senior Matt Perron (Auburn, Mass.) went 2-for-5 with two RBI and junior Kyle Lister (Lincoln, R.I.) went 2-for-4 with two RBI, but it was not enough as the Holy Cross baseball team fell to Campbell, 14-9, this afternoon in non-conference action at Taylor Field. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 1-6 overall, while the Camels improve to 3-10 overall. These two teams will face each other again tomorrow and then the Crusaders will wrap up their North Carolina road trip at Davidson, for a two-game series on March 7-8.
The Camels jumped out to a 2-0 lead when Ryan Hamme hit a two-run homer in the first inning. After Campbell increased its lead to 3-0 in the bottom of the fourth, the Crusaders scored a run in the top of the fifth when senior Jamie Aldrich (Stratford, Conn.) singled to left center driving in Moore who had singled to make it a 3-1 game. The Camels then answered back with two run in the bottom of the fifth to increase their lead to 5-1.
Holy Cross scored seven runs in the top of the seventh to take an 8-5 lead. Perron doubled down the right field line with the bases loaded to drive in two runs, while sophomore Tyler Stampone (Meadowbrook, Pa.) walked with the bases loaded and junior Brendan Akashian (Lowell, Mass.) was hit by a pitch to bring in a run. With two outs and the bases loaded, Tenaglia drove in a run with a single and Lister drove in two runs with a single to right field.
Campbell responded with eight runs on seven hits in the bottom of the seventh to move out to a 13-8 advantage. The Camels then increased their lead to 14-8 with a solo homer by Rob Meng in the bottom of the eighth. The Crusaders scored one run in the top of ninth on a RBI single by Moore, but Holy Cross was unable to score again, as Hamme held the Crusaders scoreless for the rest of the inning as the game ended in the 14-9 final score.
Trevor Smith earned the win as he pitched one inning of relief allowing two runs on two hits, while Holy Cross freshman starter Ryan George (Seekonk, Mass.) received the loss as he pitched six innings allowing nine runs on eight hits with four strikeouts. Campbell starter Brandon Scott pitched six innings allowing six runs on five hits.