April 10, 2007
BROOKLINE, Mass. - Junior catcher Brendan Akashian (Lowell, Mass.) went 3-for-4 with one RBI, but it was not enough as the Holy Cross baseball team fell to Northeastern, 9-2, in non-conference action this afternoon. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 6-15 overall, while the Huskies improve to 13-9 overall.
After the Huskies took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second, the Crusaders scored one run in the top of the third to make it a 2-1 game. Senior Norm Roth (Orange, Conn.) hit a two-out triple to center field and was then driven in a by a single to left field from Akashian. Northeastern increased its lead to 4-1 with one run in the fourth and one run in the fifth. The Crusaders then cut the Northeastern lead to 4-2 with a run in the sixth. Sophomore Tyler Stampone (Meadowbrook, Pa.) hit a single up the middle to bring in Akashian who had doubled to right center. The Huskies would go onto to score one run in the seventh and four in the eighth for the 9-2 final score.
Dan Zehr earned the win as he pitched six innings allowing two runs on eight hits with six strikeouts. Freshman starter Ryan George (Seekonk, Mass.) pitched five innings allowing four runs with three earned on six hits while striking out six batters.
The Crusaders return to action on Wednesday, April 11, when they travel to West Hartford, Conn., to take on Hartford at 3:00 p.m.