Baseball Comes Up Short at Army
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WEST POINT, New York – The Holy Cross baseball team snapped a five-game winning streak, falling 8-5 at Army West Point in Patriot League action on Wednesday, April 17.
W: Logan Smith (2-3)
L: Luke Dawson (0-1)
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Army took an early 3-0 lead after a first-inning three-run homer by Trey Martin.
- Holy Cross battled back with a four-run third inning. Sophomore designated hitter Evan Blum scored on an error for the Crusaders’ first run of the game, and sophomore left fielder David Kale had a two-RBI triple to knot things up at 3-3. Kale then stole home to give Holy Cross a 4-3 advantage.
- The Black Knights answered with a three-run fourth after a solo homer and back-to-back RBI doubles put Army back into the lead, 6-4.
- Army added two extra runs in the sixth, but junior center fielder Austin Masel robbed John McKenna with a leaping catch at the wall.
- Masel kept that momentum, immediately hitting a leadoff homer to begin the seventh inning, cutting the Army advantage to 8-5, but the Crusaders were unable to rally further in the final innings.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:
- Holy Cross moves to 13-25 overall and 8-6 in the Patriot League. Army is now 22-15 overall and 9-5 in the Patriot League.
- Blum has now reached base in 20 consecutive games and is batting .333 in Patriot League play after his 1-for-4 day. He now leads the Crusaders with a .297 average on the year.
- Kale’s average now sits at .286 on the year after his first career triple in the third inning.
- Masel pushed his hitting streak to 10 games with his seventh-inning home run, which was his first homer of the year; he is now the Holy Cross leader with 21 RBI this year.
- The Crusaders end an eight-game road stretch with a 5-3 record in that span; they have won eight of their last 11 contests.
- Holy Cross returns to Fitton Field for a three-game Patriot League series against Lafayette on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21.
- First pitch of Saturday’s doubleheader is scheduled for 1 p.m., while a single game is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday.