April 16, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. - Sophomore Erin Fleming (Townsend, Mass.) hit a solo home run to left field to score the only Crusader run of the day as the Holy Cross softball team fell to Boston University on Thursday afternoon at Freshman Field. Boston University defeated Holy Cross 12-0 in game one and took the night cap, 7-1. With the two losses, Holy Cross falls to 9-27 while Boston University improves to 29-13.
The Terriers scored 12 unanswered runs, nine in the first, two in the third and one in the fifth to defeat the Crusaders in the first game of the afternoon. Sophomore outfielder Keeley Seniuk (Phoenix, Ariz.) was a perfect two for two at the plate with a stolen base. Junior Melissa Pivonka (Tolland, Conn.) started in the circle for the Crusaders, pitching one third of an inning and giving up seven earned runs on two hits. Sophomore Katie Alexander (Tigard, Ore.) pitched four and two thirds innings, giving up three earned runs on nine hits. Cassidi Hardy picked up her 15th win of the season for the Terriers, pitching five complete innings of shutout ball and only allowing three Crusader hits.
Boston University scored seven unanswered runs and was poised to claim the shutout before Fleming stepped up to the plate and ripped a solo home run over the left field fence. Junior Dettey Audette (New Bedford, Mass.) made the start on the mound for the Crusaders, pitching three and two thirds innings and giving up four runs on four hits. Alexander and freshman Camille Trainor (Worcester, Mass.) combined to finish the game, with Trainor only allowing one BU hit. Megan Currier pitched a complete game for the Terriers, allowing just one Holy Cross run on five hits.
Holy Cross travels to Eason, Pa. to take on Patriot League opponent Lafayette in a four-game series on Saturday-Sunday, April 18-19. First pitch on both days will be at 12:00 p.m.