Crusaders Win Again; Top Hartford, 11-6
April 13, 2005
Simsbury, Conn. - Junior Tom Potvin was 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI to lead the Holy Cross baseball team to an 11-6 win over the University of Hartford on Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Field. The Crusaders, who have now won six of their last seven games, get back to the .500 mark with a 10-10 record this season, while the Hawks fall to 2-11 overall.
Holy Cross scored in each of the first three innings to jump out to a 5-0 lead. Mike Marron scored on a Mike Schell sacrifice in the first and Potvin homered to right field in the second to start things off. The Crusaders then added three runs in the third after a Jamie Aldrich jack to center and an Andrew Tenaglia RBI single through the right side. Schell also scored on a Norm Roth sacrifice fly.
Hartford came back to score five runs on six hits in the fourth, but the Crusaders tacked on four more runs in the fifth to retake the lead (9-5) and essentially put the game out of reach. Potvin had an RBI single and Andrew Sweeney drove in two runs on a single to left field.
In the sixth, Steve Buckley launched a long ball over the right field fence, and in the eighth, Kyle Lister singled Buckley home to give Holy Cross its 11th run of the afternoon. Hartford did add a run in the seventh on an RBI double from Ryan Crowley and loaded the bases in both the eighth and ninth but could not manage to push a run across.
Tim Thran (1-0) earned the win in relief for Holy Cross, as he held the Hawks scoreless on one hit over two and a third innings. HC starter Mike Thater pitched three and 2/3 of an inning, giving up five runs on seven hits. Erik Price (0-1) got the loss for Hartford in relief of starter C.J. Browne. Price allowed four runs on two hits over two innings.
The Crusaders will play their eighth game in the last 10 days when they travel to Quinnipiac tomorrow. Game time is slated for 3:00 p.m.