Northeastern Defeats Holy Cross, 11-4
April 11, 2006
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Northeastern baseball team rallied from a two run deficit to tie the game in the sixth and score five runs in the seventh inning on its way to an 11-4 victory over Holy Cross on Tuesday afternoon at Fitton Field. Northeastern also defeated Holy Cross, 9-2, earlier this season. The Crusaders fall to 12-14-1 on the season, while the Huskies improve to 14-12.
Holy Cross starter Matt Blake had a one-hitter going into the sixth inning until the Northeastern bats awoke. Mike Lyon began the sixth with a solo shot to left field to get the Huskies going. Dan Milano had an RBI single to left later in the inning to tie the game at 2-2.
Northeastern kept the rally going with five runs in the seventh, which would eventually close out the game. Blake allowed another run on two hits early in the seventh, before being replaced by Kevin Beglane. The visitors totaled three runs on two hits against Beglane to account for the 7-2 lead.
Holy Cross responded with two runs in the home half of the seventh, but would not get any closer. Tom Potvin sacrificed home Gil Gomez, who had singled through the left side, and Norm Roth drove in Tim Hughes with a base hit to left center.
The Huskies added a run in the eighth and two more in the ninth off of junior Andrew Tenaglia, who was making his first appearance on the plate this year.
Blake went 6.0 innings and allowed four runs on seven hits, with three strikeouts. Beglane took the loss after giving up two runs on two hits in 1.0 innings.
Northeastern starter Mitch Duggins picked up his first win in his first start this season, going 6.0 innings and allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits.
Roth went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored, and made two fine diving catches in the field. Tucker Frawley had a game-high four hits (4-for-5) with an RBI.
The Northeastern offense totaled two home runs and five doubles on the afternoon. The team had 15 hits on the day - 14 of which came in the last three innings of the game.
Holy Cross will host Hartford on Wednesday, April 12. The first pitch is slated for 3:30 PM.