April 24, 2005

Army Completes Weekend Sweep Of Holy Cross

April 24, 2005

Game One Box Score
Game Two Box Score

West Point, N.Y. - The Holy Cross baseball team fell to 11-19 overall and 3-9 in the Patriot League with a pair of losses to Army on Sunday afternoon at Doubleday Field. The Crusaders dropped the first game 8-1 and the second 12-6. Holy Cross has now lost nine of its last 10 games, including four straight to the Black Knights, who improve to 26-10 overall and 13-3 in the league.

The Crusaders scattered seven hits in the first game, but their only run came in the fourth inning when Tucker Frawley sent a single to left field, scoring Mike Marron.

Nate Stone, Cole White and Barnes Connell combined to go 5 for 8 with six RBI for the Black Knights, who had 11 hits in the game.

HC starter Rob Oteri (1-4) was charged with the loss after going 3.2 innings and allowing four runs on six hits. Army's Justin Kashner (6-2) pitched a complete game, allowing just one run (unearned) on seven hits, while striking out seven batters.

In the second game, the Crusaders took a 3-1 lead in the top half of the second inning on a three-run shot to left field by Norm Roth. The Black Knights came back to tie things up in the third (3-3), but Holy Cross took a 5-3 advantage in the fourth on a Tom Potvin two run double down the right field line. Mike Marron then gave the Crusaders a three run cushion (6-3) later in the inning when he drove in a run on a single to left field.

Army cut the lead to just one in the home half of the fourth on a two run single by Kyle Scogin, and then took the lead in the sixth when it posted four runs to take a 9-6 lead. The Black Knights added three more scores in the bottom of the seventh for the 12-6 win.

Scogin was 4-for-5 with four RBI and three runs scored and Milan Digna went 4-for-5 with five RBI and a run scored to lead Army.

Frawley led the Crusaders with three hits while Marron and Brian Abraham had two hits each. Roth and Potvin combined to drive in five of the six HC runs.

The two teams combined for 26 hits in the second game.

Wade Greenlee (2-1) got the win for Army after allowing just one hit through four innings of relief. HC's Kevin O'Dea worked 1.1 innings and allowed two runs on one hit for the loss.

The Crusaders travel to Chestnut Hill on Tuesday, April 26 for a 3:30 p.m. match-up with Boston College.