March 13, 2006
Bradenton, Fla. - Holy Cross put together a four-run sixth inning and junior Kevin Beglane threw 2.0 innings of scoreless relief as the Crusaders won their fifth game in four days with a 4-0 win over Yale on Friday afternoon at Academy Park in Bradenton, Fla. Junior starter Mike Miller earned his first win of the season after striking out eight batters in 7.0 shutout innings of work, while scattering six hits. Holy Cross improves to 5-2 on the season. The Bulldogs, who fall to 3-3 overall, left 11 men on base and failed to score a run for the first time this season.
Yale junior Mike Mongiardini struck out 10 Crusaders in just five innings of work, but Holy Cross was all over the Yale bullpen in the sixth inning to rally for the win. Mongiardini allowed only three hits in his five innings of work. He ran into a jam in the second inning by loading the bases, but escaped the predicament after striking out the side. He did not factor in the decision.
The deciding inning was the bottom half of the sixth. Alex Christ hit the leadoff batter he was replaced by freshman Stefan Schropp, but Schropp allowed a pair of doubles sandwiched around a single that brought in three runs. After getting a groundout he surrendered another two-bagger before being lifted.
The Bulldogs had multiple attempts to get on the board, but couldn't get the big two-out hit. Yale was two for 10 with two outs and zero for 10 with runners in scoring position.
The teams will play again Saturday morning with the first pitch scheduled for 10:30 a.m.