April 5, 2009
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Senior Tim Hughes (Andover, Mass.) drove in all three runs on the day as the Holy Cross baseball team fell to Army in a Patriot League doubleheader at Doubleday Field on Sunday afternoon, losing by scores of 8-1 and 5-2. The Crusaders fall to 12-16 on the season and 4-2 in league play while the Black Knights improve to 12-13 and 3-5 in the Patriot League.
In the first game, Holy Cross put up one run to start the game as junior John Sills (Milton, Mass.) hit a one-out single through the right side and then to advanced to second base on a failed pickoff attempt. Sills advanced to third on a single by sophomore Eric Oxford (Danvers, Mass.) advanced Sills to third and then scored on a sacrifice fly to center field by Hughes. Scoring three runs in the bottom of the first inning, Army took a 3-1 lead. The Black Knights held Holy Cross while putting up one run in the bottom of third inning and four in the bottom of the sixth, winning the first game, 8-1.
In Game Two, Army scored three runs in the bottom of the third and then two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, taking a 5-0 lead. In the top of the sixth inning, Holy Cross' Oxford picked up a two-out walk and then scored on a home run by Hughes, making the 5-2. Neither teams were able to score in the final three inning as the Black Knights won the second game, 5-2.
The Crusaders return to action on Wednesday, traveling to Hartford for a game at 3:00 p.m.