March 7, 2007
DAVIDSON, N.C. - Senior Andrew Tenaglia (Duxbury, Mass.) went 3-for-5 with three RBI including a solo homer, but it was not enough as the Holy Cross baseball team fell to Davidson, 12-10, this afternoon in non-conference action at Wilson Field. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 1-8 overall, while the Wildcats improve to 9-2. These two teams will play again tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. to conclude Holy Cross' seven-game North Carolina road trip.
The Crusaders scored four runs in the top of the first to jump out to a 4-0 lead. Senior Jamie Aldrich (Stratford, Conn.) led off the inning with a single up the middle and advanced to second when sophomore Jake Gorman (Norfolk, Mass.) walked. With one out, junior Brendan Akashian (Lowell, Mass.) doubled down the left field line driving in Aldrich and advanced Gorman to third. Sophomore Tyler Stampone (Meadowbrook, Pa.) then drove in Gorman with a sacrifice fly to center field which was followed by a two-out double by Tenaglia bringing Akashian in to score. Holy Cross added another run when junior Kyle Lister (Lincoln, R.I.) singled in Tenaglia.
The Wildcats answered back with three runs on three hits in the bottom of the first to make it a 4-3 game. The Crusaders increased their lead to 6-3 with two runs in the third on a RBI double by Tenaglia and a sacrifice fly by Lister. Davidson made it a 6-4 game when Zach Kayne hit a solo homer to right field in the fourth.
In the top of the fifth, Holy Cross increased its lead to 7-4 when sophomore Joe Moore (Dublin, N.H.) singled to left field driving in Stampone who had singled. Davidson took the lead in the bottom of the fifth when Kayne hit a grand slam to right center.
The Crusaders regained the lead in the seventh inning when senior Matt Perron (Auburn, Mass.) hit a triple to drive in Moore and then he scored on a wild pitch to make it a 9-8 game. Holy Cross increased its lead to 10-8 in the eighth inning with a solo homer to right field by Tenaglia for his first home run of the season.
The Wildcats came back and took the lead for good when they scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth and held the Crusaders scoreless in the top of the ninth.