April 22, 2005
West Point, N.Y. - The Holy Cross baseball team fell to 11-17 overall and 3-7 in the Patriot League with a pair of losses to Army on Friday afternoon at Doubleday Field. The Crusaders dropped the first game 3-1 and the second 7-1 to the Black Knights, who are now 24-10 overall and 11-3 in the League.
The Crusaders scattered nine hits in the first game, but were only able to come up with one run, which came in the third inning when Tom Potvin (Worcester, Mass.) crossed the plate on a Tucker Frawley (New Haven, Conn.) groundout.
Army took a 1-0 lead in the second inning after a Jason Meloy RBI single up the middle, and then scored the game winning run in the fourth when Kyle Scogin sent a two-run single to left.
Junior Andrew Sweeny (Easton, Mass.) and sophomore Andrew Tenaglia (Duxbury, Mass.) led the Crusaders offensively with two hits each.
Army's Nick Hill (7-1) went the distance, allowing just one run on nine hits and striking out five, while HC starter Mike Miller (3-3) pitched a complete game and allowed three runs on seven hits, with four strikeouts.
In the second game, Army put five runs on the board in the fifth to cruise to a 7-1 win. Scogin sent a RBI single to center to start things off for the Black Knights, who then tacked on two more runs on a Milan Dinga single to left. One batter later, Schulyer Williamson sent a two-run shot to left for a 5-0 lead.
The Crusaders loaded the bases in the sixth, and put a run on the board when Jamie Aldrich scored on a fielder's choice, but the Black Knights added two more scores in the sixth to seal the win.
Frawley and Aldrich each had two hits for Holy Cross in the second game.
Holy Cross starter C.J. Hillyer (0-4) lasted 4.1 innings after allowing five runs on five hits. Army's Cole White (5-0) worked 6.0 innings, allowing one run on five hits, while fanning six HC batters to get the win.
The Crusaders and Black Knights meet up again on Saturday, starting at 12:00 p.m. in West Point.