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Baseball Bounces Back to Split Doubleheader at Lafayette

Holy Cross Athletics   05-05-2019
Game One
Category HC LAF
Runs 4 15
Hits 8 12
Errors 1 1
Left On Base 6 4
Box Score

EASTON, Pa. – The Holy Cross baseball team split a doubleheader with Lafayette in a pair of lopsided results on Saturday, May 4.

GAME ONE:

Lafayette 15, Holy Cross 4 (seven innings)

Stats Leaders:

W: J.P. Woodward (5-6)
L: Liam Dvorak (6-4)

How it Happened:

  • The Crusaders found themselves in a hole early after the Leopards took a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first.
  • Holy Cross was able to cut the Lafayette lead in half after sophomore catcher Zach Buck hit a two-run home run in the top of the second.
  • Lafayette immediately countered in the bottom half of the frame with a two-run homer of its own to take a 6-2 lead.
  • Junior shortstop Chris Rinaldi made it a 6-3 game with an RBI triple that scored senior second baseman Alex Gionis.
  • The Leopards added six more runs in the third and three more in the fifth to build their lead to 15-3.
  • Sophomore second baseman Peter Dudunakis led off the top of the seventh inning with a home run, but the Crusaders could not add any more runs on the scoreboard.

Game Two
Category HC LAF
Runs 15 5
Hits 16 9
Errors 0 1
Left On Base 9 7
Box Score

GAME TWO:

Holy Cross 15, Lafayette 5

Stats Leaders:

W: Declan Cronin (5-4)
L: Michael Dunn (2-3)

How it Happened:

  • Holy Cross took control early with a five-run second inning. After sophomore first baseman Andrew Selima had a leadoff double and sophomore left fielder David Kale followed with a walk, junior catcher Riley Livingston moved the runners up with a sacrifice bunt, and junior third baseman Alex Volpi had a two-RBI single. Rinaldi added in an RBI base hit and freshman right fielder Ben Malgeri scored two more runs with a single to left field, making it a 5-0 game.
  • Gionis scored two more runs for the Crusaders with a two-run single in the third inning.
  • Lafayette used a two-run double to cut within 7-2 in the fourth inning.
  • Rinaldi had a bunt single that scored Gionis in the sixth to push the Holy Cross lead to 8-2.
  • Lafayette used a sac fly to cut within 8-3 in the seventh inning.
  • The Crusaders tacked on seven runs in the eighth off an RBI single from Malgeri, a bases-clearing triple by Selima, an RBI single by Livingston and a two-run homer by Volpi.
  • The Leopards added two more runs over the final two innings to make it a 15-5 game.  

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • Holy Cross moves to 20-29 overall and 14-9 in the Patriot League. Lafayette is now 18-29 and 11-12 in the Patriot League.
  • The Crusaders have now won at least 20 games in 10 of the past 12 seasons.
  • With his sacrifice bunt in the second inning, Livingston has tied the Holy Cross single-season record for sacrifice bunts at 13.
  • Sophomore right-handed pitcher Liam Dvorak had five strikeouts in his Game 1 start, bringing his season total to 76, which is tied for ninth in single-season program history. That total is also the highest by a Holy Cross pitcher since the 2012 season.

DUE UP:

  • The Crusaders are scheduled to round out their regular season with a doubleheader at Lehigh on Sunday, May 5.
  • First pitch in Bethlehem, Pa. is scheduled for 12 p.m.

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