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Taylor Wahler

Softball Travels to URI for Non-Conference Doubleheader

Holy Cross Athletics   04-15-2019

Holy Cross (5-27)

at

Rhode Island (14-20)

Location

Kingston, R.I.  URI Softball Complex

Date  Time

Tuesday, April 16 • 3:30 & 5:30 p.m.

Live Stats

Game 1 • Game 2

All-Time Series

6-34

Last Season

L, 4-1

Record Against Common Opponents

Holy Cross: 1-3 Rhode Island: 3-1

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WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross softball team will travel to the University of Rhode Island tomorrow, April 16, for a doubleheader.

The Rams are coming off a 1-2 weekend against fellow Atlantic 10 team, St. Bonaventure. The Crusaders, on the other hand, lost three games to Patriot League-leading Bucknell. Despite losing all three, Holy Cross gave the Bison all they could handle, dropping the second game only 1-0, and pushing the third to extra innings, eventually losing in the ninth, 5-3.

Against common opponents this season, Rhode is 3-1, while Holy Cross holds a 1-3 record. Both teams dropped games to Boston University, but the Rams defeated Marist, Drexel, and Villanova, while the Crusaders picked up a win against only Drexel.

Things to know about Holy Cross (5-27):

  • Jessie Nagel had three hits against Bucknell to lead the team. She also walked twice to put her on-base percentage at .500 for the three games.
  • Erin Bengston had two hits, both doubles, scored once, and drove in another. Taylor Wahler also had two hits, one being a triple, and scored once. Bailey Chavez had two singles, a walk, and a run, while Sydney Behrens also singled twice and recorded an RBI. Chavez has reached base safely in eight straight games and owns a .400 on-base percentage in that time period.
  • Kelly Nelson appeared in all three games on the weekend, starting two, and going a total of 19 innings. She struck out 14 to bring her season total to 130, seven short of the third-most in a single season in program history.
  • Alexandra Held started the third game against the Bison and went four innings and struck out four.

Things to know about Rhode Island (14-20):

  • The Rams are led at the plate by Ari Castillo who is batting .382 with six home runs and 19 RBI. Sami Villarreal is hitting .358 and has a team-high nine stolen bases.
  • In the circle, Becca Rogers has started 16 games and owns a 2.62 ERA and a .222 opponent batting average. Julia Waraksy has the lowest ERA on the team, at 1.81, and appears to be the team’s go-to reliever. She has 16 appearances, but no starts, and three saves.
  • The Rams came to Worcester for one game last season and earned a 4-1 victory. Rhode Island scored all four runs in the first inning, but the Crusaders were able to hold them after that.

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