Baseball Ties BC, 7-7, in 11 Innings
March 29, 2006
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Senior Tucker Frawley and junior Jamie Aldrich combined to go 7-for-12 with five runs scored and two RBI to lead the Holy Cross offense in a 7-7 tie with Boston College of the ACC on Wednesday afternoon at Shea Field. Holy Cross moves to 9-7-1 on the season, while the Eagles now stand at 14-10-1 overall.
Holy Cross totaled 16 hits on the day and was led by Aldrich, who extended his hitting streak to 10 games, after going 3-for-6 from the plate with an RBI. Aldrich hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. Frawley also had an impressive day at the dish going 4-for-6 with an RBI and three runs scored. Frawley has now hit safely in six straight games. Freshman Tyler Stampone was 3-for-5 with an RBI and junior Norm Roth was 2-for-5 with an RBI.
Holy Cross got on the board in the first after Frawley hit an RBI single to left center, scoring Alrdich, who had singled to right center to lead off the inning. Boston College came right back in the home half of the inning, scoring three runs to take an early 3-1 lead. Eric Campbell sent a three-run double to left center - all three runs were unearned.
Both teams added two runs in the third, as the Eagles held onto a 5-3 lead. Kyle Lister singled to right, allowing Frawley to score from second after he doubled earlier in the inning. Lister then came around score, tying the game at 3-3, on a throwing error by the center fielder after Stampone singled up the middle. The Eagles responded with a two-run home run by Dave Presiosi to re-take the lead, 5-3.
Holy Cross added two runs in the fifth and single runs in both the sixth and eighth innings to take a 7-5 lead. In the fifth, both Stampone and Roth hit RBI doubles to tie the game at 5-5, before Aldrich led off the sixth with a solo shot to right center to give Holy Cross a 6-5 edge. Brendan Akashian then singled through the right side, scoring Frawley, who had hit his second double of the day, to give the Crusaders a 7-5 advantage in the eighth.
The Eagles would not go away, however, and put up two runs on three hits in the bottom of the eighth, to tie the game at 7-7.
The two teams played three more scoreless innings before the game was called.
Holy Cross starter Patrick Rutherford pitched 2.0 innings and gave up three runs (zero earned) on two hits, while striking out three. The Crusaders used four pitchers in the game.
Preziosi, who started on the mound for Boston College, allowed six runs (five earned) on 11 hits in 6.0 innings of work.
Holy Cross continues its road trip this weekend when the team heads to Annapolis, Md., on April 1-2 for its first dose of 2006 Patriot League competition with four-game weekend series against Navy.