Alyssa Gutierrez
Travis Pendergrass Photography
Travis Pendergrass Photography
Alyssa Gutierrez

Softball Pushes Boston to the Brink, but Falls in Extras

Holy Cross Athletics   03-31-2019

BOSTON – The Holy Cross softball team lost to Boston University, 2-0, in eight innings Sunday morning.

Kelly Nelson pitched 7+ innings allowing eight hits, two runs, no walks and striking out six. Alyssa Gutierrez went 1-for-2 with a triple and Sydney Behrens and Hannah Horton were both 1-for-3. Five Crusaders reached base after taking ball four and Erin Bengston caught a runner stealing second.

Holy Cross had chances against a talented Terrier team, but were never able to push a run across despite having a runner on third three times.

 

 

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Box Score 

Second Inning:

  • The Terriers started the inning out with a double, but couldn’t do anything else and Nelson ended the inning with a strikeout.

Third:

  • For the second inning in a row with a runner on second, Nelson ended the frame with a strikeout, this time after a two-out double.

Fifth:

  • Brewster drew a one-out walk for the first Crusader baserunner of the day.
  • Horton followed with a single to left center to put runners on first and third with two outs, but the Terriers worked out of it.

Sixth:

  • Gutierrez started the inning with a triple to right center, but after a strikeout and a couple nice defensive plays, BU was able to end the inning without letting a run score.
  • The Terriers started their half with a single, but were immediately caught stealing.
  • They followed it with a two-out double, but again Nelson was able to end the inning with a runner in scoring position.

Seventh:

  • The Crusaders had runners on first and second after a walk and a single, but BU kept them off the board again.
  • With runners on second and third with one out, Nelson struck out the next two Terriers to bring the game to extras.

Eighth:

  • Carley Boothe, Bengston, and Bailey Chavez all walked and the Crusaders had the bases loaded with one out. The Terriers ended the inning with a double play.
  • In the bottom half, BU won the game with a two-run, walk-off home run.

 

ON DECK:

Holy Cross is back in action on Tuesday at home against Harvard at 4:30 p.m.


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