Alyssa Gutierrez
Mady Salvani Photography
Mady Salvani Photography
Alyssa Gutierrez

Softball Drops Two to Marist

Holy Cross Athletics   03-27-2019

WORCETSER, Mass. – The Holy Cross softball team dropped a pair of games to Marist in its home-opening doubleheader Wednesday. The Crusaders lost both games by identical scores of 5-1.

Kelly Nelson came in in relief in the first game and pitched six innings while striking out eight and giving up only two hits and no earned runs. Olivia Sloane started the second game and went five innings, keeping a powerful Red Fox offense scoreless for the first four, and gave up two runs and struck out one.

Marist pitchers had an impressive day, limiting the Crusaders to just two hits over the two games. Taylor Wahler singled and scored in the first game, while Jackie Brewster recorded her second triple of the year and scored in the second game. Bailey Chavez and Erin Bengston each had an RBI on the day.

 

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Game 1:

First Inning:

  • Due to three hits in the opening frame, Marist took a 2-0 lead.

Second:

  • The Red Foxes added to that in the second when they put three on the board thanks to a couple extra base hits and stolen bases.

Seventh:

  • Wahler reached base for the second time in the game, this time thanks to an error by the first baseman and advanced all the way to third.
  • On an Erin Bengston ground out, Wahler came home.

 

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Game 2:

Third Inning:

  • After the first two Red Foxes in the inning reached base, Sloane fielded a grounder for the first out and then got the final two when Alyssa Gutierrez scooped up a ball at second, tagged the runner, and finished the double play with a throw to first.

Fifth:

  • Marist finally broke through, again thanks to a triple and two stolen bases.

Sixth:

  • The visitors increased their lead to five after a five-hit sixth.

Seventh:

  • Brewster tripled to start the bottom of the seventh and was the first Crusader baserunner of the game.
  • Chavez grounded out on the next pitch, but it was enough to bring Brewster home.

ON DECK:

Holy Cross will travel to Boston University this Saturday and Sunday for its second Patriot League series of the season.


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