March 10, 2006
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Senior Megan Lally (Lake Forest, Calif.) went two for three with a home run and two runs batted in, to lead the Holy Cross softball team to a 4-3 victory over Wagner at the Osceola Complex. The home run was the 10th of Lally's collegiate career, to set a new school career record. The Crusaders improve to 3-7 on the season, while Wagner falls to 0-6.
The game was scoreless until the top of the sixth inning, when sophomore Jayme Elliott (Gardena, Calif.) singled and later scored on a sacrifice fly by senior Nicole Dessingue (Schaghticoke, N.Y.). Holy Cross then added three more runs in top of the seventh to go up 4-0. Sophomore Erica McKeever (Brookfield, Conn.) tripled with one out, then Lally followed with a two-run homer. The final run scored later in the inning when sophomore Amanda Webster (Kenmore, N.Y.) drew a bases loaded walk.
Wagner rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh, but the Crusaders were able to hold on for the victory. Ami Iwicki had a two-run double in the inning, while the other run scored on an error.
Junior Lindsey MacNeil (Plymouth, N.H.) earned the victory for Holy Cross, allowing two earned runs on eight hits in 6-2/3 innings of action. Senior Marsha Babcock (Ridgefield, Conn.) came in to record the final out and pick up the save. Morgan Miller took the loss for Wagner, giving up four runs on seven hits in 6-2/3 innings of work.
The Crusaders return to action on Sunday, March 26, when they play host to Boston University in a doubleheader beginning at 12:00 p.m.