Alex Held
Alex Held

Softball Comes Up Short At Boston University

Holy Cross Athletics   03-30-2019

BOSTON – The Holy Cross softball team lost the first two games of its season series against Boston University, 7-1 and 3-0, Saturday afternoon.

Alexandra Held pitched in both games, coming on in relief in game one and starting and going the distance in game two. On the day, she threw 9.2 innings, giving up four earned runs on 12 hits and striking out six.

Alyssa Gutierrez hit her first collegiate home run in the first game to give the Crusaders an early 1-0 lead. Erin Bengston and Jessie Nagel both went 2-for-6 on the day.

Game 1:

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

R

H

E

Holy Cross

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

4

4

Boston University

0

0

5

0

0

2

x

7

9

1

Box Score

Third Inning:

  • Gutierrez kept herself alive by fouling off three straight with two strikes and when she finally connected, the sophomore sent a solo shot over the left field fence.
  • In the bottom half, the Terriers answered with a two-run home run of their own to take the lead.
  • They would add three more before the inning was over to increase their lead to 5-1.

Fifth-Seventh:

  • The Crusaders had a baserunner in each of the final three innings, but couldn’t advance them any farther than first.
  • BU added two runs in the bottom of the sixth to claim the 7-1 win.

 Game 2:

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

R

H

E

Holy Cross

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

Boston University

0

1

0

0

1

1

x

3

10

0

Box Score

Second Inning:

  • Bengston started the inning with a single and Gutierrez followed with a walk, but they were stranded on second and third.
  • The Terriers struck first in the second game with a two-out, RBI single.

Fifth:

  • BU tripled and then brought its second run home on a ground out.
  • The Terriers got their third with a steal of home.

 

ON DECK:

Holy Cross will play its third game against BU Sunday morning at 10 a.m.


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