April 30, 2005

Holy Cross Starts Bucknell Series With Two Wins

April 30, 2005

Game One Box Score
Game Two Box Score

Worcester, Mass. - Sophomore Andrew Tenaglia went 4-for-8 on the day with two RBI and two runs scored to lead the Holy Cross baseball team to wins in the first two games of a four-game series with Patriot League foe Bucknell on a rainy Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders won the first game, 1-0 and came from behind to win the second game, 7-6 in extra innings. Holy Cross now stands at 13-20 overall and 5-9 in the League, while the Bison fall to 14-25 on the season and 8-10 in conference play.

In the first game, Tenaglia sent a solo shot over the center field fence in the home half of the fourth inning for the game's only run.

Sophomore picther Mike Miller (Wayzata, Minn.) threw a complete-game three-hitter, while fanning nine Bucknell batters to pick up his fourth win of the season.

Tenaglia led the HC offense with two of the team's six hits. Mike Marron, Tucker Frawley, Brendan Akashian and Tom Potvin all added singles for the Crusaders.

In the second game, Bucknell took a 2-0 lead into the sixth before Holy Cross tacked on four runs in the bottom half of the inning thanks to three hits and two fielding errors.

Tom Potvin scored HC's fifth run of the game in the bottom of the seventh on another error in the field, but Bucknell added runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth to tie the game at 5-5 after nine innings of play.

The Bison took a 6-5 lead in the top of the tenth when Kyle Walter doubled and then scored on a throwing error in the field. But Holy Cross loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning and freshman Brendan Akashian blasted a single to left center to bring the game-winning runs around.

Tenaglia and Kyle Lister led the Crusaders with two hits each, while Potvin and Norm Roth both had doubles.

Senior Jason Lynch picked up his first win of the season after shutting down the Bucknell batters in one inning of relief. HC starter C.J. Hillyer pitched 6.2 innings and struck out seven, while allowing five runs (two earned) on three hits.

Tim Peacock took the loss for Bucknell after going 5.0 innings and giving up four runs on four hits.

Holy Cross and Bucknell will battle it out again tomorrow starting at 12:00 p.m. Both games will be played at Tivnan Field.