March 13, 2006

Crusaders Sweep Bowling Green

March 13, 2006

Box Score

Bradenton, Fla. - Freshman pitcher Dan Seip picked up his first collegiate win after hurling 6.1 innings and allowing just two runs on seven hits, while striking out 10 batters to lead the Holy Cross baseball team to a 13-4 win over Bowling Green on Thursday morning in Bradenton, Fla. In game two, freshman Tyler Stampone went 2-for-2 at the plate and drove in three runs, while senior Tom Potvin and sophomore Gil Gomez both drove in two runs as Holy Cross cruised to an 11-6 win and swept the double-header. The Crusaders improve to 4-2 on the season, while the Falcons fall to 6-5.

Senior Tucker Frawley had a breakout day at the plate, going 4-for-5 with three runs and three RBI and junior left fielder Jamie Aldrich went 3-for-5 with two runs batted in to lead the Holy Cross offense. Junior first baseman Andrew Tenaglia was also 2-for-4 with two runs batted in for the Crusaders.

Holy Cross jumped all over the Falcons early with seven runs in the first two innings of game one and never looked back. The Crusaders posted two runs in the fifth, thanks to RBI singles by Andrew Sweeney and Aldrich, and added four more in the eighth to close out the scoring.

Josh Stewart hit a home run in the third Chris Gacom sent a two-run shot over the fence in the eighth, providing the Falcons' only offense in game one.

Freshman Patrick Rutherford pitched 2.2 innings of relief and allowed two runs on five hits.

In game two, Bowling Green took a two-run lead into the bottom of the third, but the Crusaders then exploded for six hits and seven runs in the home-half of the inning to take an 8-3 advantage.

The Falcons cut the lead to three (8-5) the following inning, but Holy Cross scored one run in each of the next three innings to take a 11-5 lead, which effectively put the game away.

Mike Thater threw 3.1 innings and allowed five runs on six hits, while fanning three batters. Tim Thran faced 12 batters in his 3.2 innings of relief and gave up one run on two hits and struck out two.

Holy Cross will play back-yard rival, Yale, on Friday afternoon and again on Saturday morning to round out its Spring Break trip.