March 3, 2009
Crusaders Kick Off Season At Rebel Spring Games
March 3, 2009
Overall: 1-3 (0-0 Patriot League); Last Week: 1-3
The Holy Cross softball team opened the 2009 season with a victory, defeating St. Bonaventure 9-7 on Sunday, March 1. The last time the Holy Cross softball team opened the season with a win was in 2005 against St. Peter's at the Rebel Spring Games.
Sophomore Caitlin Belanger (Fall River, Mass.) earned the win against St. Bonaventure. Belanger entered the game in the bottom of the fifth inning with Holy Cross down, 2-1, and led the Crusaders to the 9-7 victory.
In the 3-1 loss to Niagara, Belanger made the start in the circle, throwing her first complete game of the season.
The Crusaders continue action at the Rebel Spring Games, taking on Detroit, Fairfield, Valparaiso, Maine, St. Francis, Youngstown State and Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne. At the 2008 Rebel Spring Games, Holy Cross fell to Valparaiso 7-6 and 7-0, split with Fairfield, winning 4-3 and losing 13-5, defeated Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne 7-2 and fell to Detroit 8-0 and 7-6.
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 9, St. Bonaventure 7, 3/1
Detroit 5, Holy Cross 0, 3/1
Niagara 3, Holy Cross 1, 3/2
Niagara 10, Holy Cross 2, 3/2
Schedule: Tuesday, March 3 vs. Detroit, Kissimmee, Fla., 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 3 vs. Fairfield, Kissimmee, Fla., 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 5 vs. Valparaiso, Kissimmee, Fla., 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, March 5 vs. Maine, Kissimmee, Fla., 1:00 p.m.
Friday, March 6 vs. St. Francis (Pa.), Kissimmee, Fla., 11:00 a.m.
Friday, March 6 vs. Valparaiso, Kissimmee, Fla., 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 7 vs. Youngstown State, Kissimmee, Fla., 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, March 7 vs. Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne, Kissimmee, Fla., 11:00 a.m.