Jessie Nagel
Travis Pendergrass Photography
Travis Pendergrass Photography
Jessie Nagel

Softball Set Back Twice at St. John's Invitational

Holy Cross Athletics   03-16-2019

 

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Game 1 Box Score

 

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Game 2 Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross softball team dropped two games during the first day of the St. John’s Invitational on Saturday.

The Crusaders first fell to Wagner, 9-6, followed with a loss to the hosts, St. John’s, 7-1.

At the plate, Holy Cross was led by Jessie Nagel who went 4-for-7 with a run, two RBI, and a double. Jackie Brewster went 3-for-7 with two runs, and two doubles. Erin Bengston was 3-for-7 with two runs, an RBI, two doubles, and a triple. Bailey Chavez went 2-for-5 with a double. Against St. John’s, Bengston caught four stealing.

Game 1 vs. Wagner

First Inning:

  • Brewster led the inning off with a double and moved over to third on Alyssa Gutierrez’s sac bunt.
  • The Crusaders struck first when Brewster scored on a Taylor Wahler ground out.

Third:

  • With two outs, the Seahawks recorded back-to-back hits to push four runs across and take the lead.

Fourth:

  • Wahler started the bottom of the fourth out with a single to right field and scored on Bengston’s double.
  • Nagel followed that up with a double of her own, bringing Bengston across.
  • Held singled up the middle, which scored Molly Neil who had come on to pinch run for Nagel.

Fifth:

  • Wagner re-took the lead in the top of the fifth, scoring five runs, only one earned.

Sixth:

  • Bengston started the bottom half off with a triple to right center, her second of the year.
  • Nagel brought her home with a single in the next at bat.
  • Nagel scored as well on Hannah Horton’s sac fly to center.

Seventh:

  • With two outs, the Crusaders loaded the bases thanks to a Bengston double, a Nagle single, and a Bella Jankowski walk. They had the go-ahead run at the plate, but Wagner was able to record the final out to get the win.

Game 2 vs. St. John’s

First Inning:

  • St. John’s pushed two across with two outs in the bottom of the first.

Third:

  • The hosts added three more by way of a couple home runs.

Fourth and Fifth:

  • St. John’s would score once more in both innings.

Sixth:

  • Brewster started the top half off with a double and eventually scored on Wahler’s sac fly, but that’s all the damage the Crusaders could do.

UP NEXT:

Holy Cross will take on Hofstra and St. John’s tomorrow in the final day of the St. John’s Invitational.


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