Northeastern Baseball Defeats Holy Cross, 9-2

March 21, 2006

Box Score

Boston, Mass. - Northeastern starter Trevor Smith threw five scoreless innings and struck out nine batters to lead the Northeastern baseball team to a 9-2 win over Holy Cross on Tuesday afternoon at Friedman Diamond. Arman Sidhu, Mike Tamsin, and Dan Milano combined to go 7-for-12 with seven runs batted in for the Huskies, who improve to 6-6 overall. The Crusaders have now lost three straight games and fall to 7-6 on the season.

Northeastern scored nine runs on 12 hits, while the Crusaders had nine hits on the afternoon and left 10 men stranded. Chris Emanuele went 3-for-4 with three runs scored for Northeastern.

The Holy Cross offense was led by Jamie Alrdich, who went 2-for-4 at the plate with a triple and a run scored, while Brendan Akashian and Keith Simard were both 1-for-3 with RBIs.

The Huskies took a 1-0 lead in the fifth after a Milano single to left center scored Emanuele, who had singled, stole second and reached third on a passed ball. One inning later, the home team plated six runs on four hits and the help of a fielding error, to take a commanding 7-0 lead. Holy Cross came back to score a run in the top-half of the seventh, but the Huskies put two more runs on the board in the bottom frame for a 9-1 advantage. Another Crusader run in the eighth cut the lead to seven (9-2), but that was as close as Holy Cross would get.

Holy Cross starter Dan Seip went 5.2 innings and gave up four runs on five hits, while striking out five and walking four in his first loss of the season. Northeastern reliever Jeff Thompson allowed both Holy Cross runs on four Crusader hits.

Holy Cross will host Bentley College on Friday, March 24, at 5:00 PM.