March 2, 2009
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Sophomore leftfielder Keeley Seniuk (Phoenix, Ariz.) had two doubles, but it wasn't enough as the Holy Cross softball (1-3) team dropped a doubleheader with Niagara at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla. The Crusaders fell to Niagara 3-1 in the first game of the doubleheader and then lost 10-2 in the second game.
In the first game of the morning, sophomore Caitlin Belanger (Fall River, Mass.) made the start in the circle, throwing her first complete game of the season. Holy Cross jumped out to the early lead, scoring in the first inning on back to back doubles by Seniuk and sophomore Erin Fleming (Townsend, Mass.). Niagara responded and took the lead with a two run home run in the bottom of the first.
In the second game, junior Dettey Audette (New Bedford, Mass.) made the start on the mound for the Crusaders, pitching the first three innings. Sophomore Katie Alexander (Tigard, Ore.) came in for relief in the fourth inning and senior Natalie Cruz (Manalapan, N.J.) closed out the game in the fifth inning. Belanger scored both Holy Cross runs, one in the second inning on the RBI by junior Courtney Nealon (Rochester, N.Y.) and in the fourth inning on the RBI by Cruz.
The Crusaders continue action at the Rebel Spring Games on Tuesday, March 3 against Detroit at 3:00 p.m. and Fairfield at 5:00 p.m.