Crusaders Split With Huskies In NU's Home Opener

March 26, 2005

Box Score

Brookline, Mass. - The Holy Cross baseball team split a doubleheader with Northeastern University on Saturday afternoon at Friedman Diamond. Holy Cross won the first game 2-1 while the Huskies rebounded to take the second game, 4-1. With the split, Holy Cross is now 4-9 overall on the season. Northeastern is 5-10 overall.

In the first game, HC starter Mike Miller (2-1) went 5 2/3 innings giving up only three hits and a walk while striking out seven batters. Miller then got some help offensively in the sixth inning when HC scored two runs off of NU sophomore pitcher Adam Ottavino. Senior catcher Mike Marron led off with a walk, advanced to second on a single by left fielder Jamie Aldrich, stole third and scored on an errant throw by Husky backstop Matt Morizio. Aldrich came around to score on a single by senior third baseman Mike Schell.

Northeastern scored its lone run in the fourth inning when shortstop Arman Sidhu crossed the plate on a Miguel Paquette double to the left field gap.

Aldrich went 3-for-4 in the first game, with a run scored, while Schell had the lone RBI for the Crusaders.

Sophomore Scott Hampe pitched the final two innings to record the save for Holy Cross.

Ottavino struck out 11 HC batters while giving up two runs on seven hits for the Huskies.

In the second game, Northeastern's Kris Dabrowiecki struck out six batters and allowed just one run on seven hits in eight innings of work.

Holy Cross took a 1-0 lead in the top of the sixth after freshman Brendan Akashian plated Aldrich on a single through the right side. Aldrich went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the game.

The Huskies came right back to score two in the bottom half of the sixth after Anthony Fantaroni homered to start the inning. Later, Arman Sidhu doubled and scored on a wild pitch by Holy Cross starter Jim McCloud for the 2-1 advantage. After Dabrowiecki shut down the HC bats in the top of the seventh, the Huskies tacked on two more runs thanks to Tim Bush's two-run jack to left field.

McCloud pitched seven and 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on five hits, while striking out three batters.

Dave Pellegrine picked up the save with a scoreless ninth, also striking out three.

The Crusaders are scheduled to play host to Siena College on Tuesday, March 29 at 3:00 p.m. The game may or may not be played due to field conditions. Please check www.goholycross.com on Tuesday morning for game updates.