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Baseball Drops Mardi Gras Classic Contests to Nicholls, McNeese

Holy Cross Athletics   03-02-2019
Game One
Category HC NSU
Runs 2 11
Hits 5 18
Errors 2 3
Left On Base 7 11
Box Score

LAKE CHARLES, La. -- The Holy Cross baseball team fell to Nicholls and McNeese to open the Mardi Gras Classic on Saturday, March 2.

GAME ONE:

Holy Cross 2, Nicholls 11

Stats Leaders:

W: Jacob Bedevian (2-0)

L: Pat McGowan (0-3)

How It Happened:

  • The Crusaders were held hitless through three innings until junior center fielder Austin Masel had a single to lead off the fourth; by that point, though, Nicholls had built a 3-0 lead.
  • Nicholls’ lead grew to 7-0 by the seventh inning.
  • In the top of the eighth, freshman outfielder Nate Wolf had his first collegiate home run with a solo shot to put the Crusaders on the board.
  • Nicholls added four more runs in the bottom half of the eighth to push their lead to 11-1.
  • Sophomore Zach Buck pinch hit to lead off the ninth and had a single; sophomore Andrew Selima followed with another pinch-hit single. Sophomore designated hitter Evan Blum hit a third straight single to bring Buck home, but that would cap the scoring for the Crusaders in the contest.

Game Two
Category HC MSU
Runs 0 13
Hits 3 17
Errors 0 0
Left On Base 7 12
Box Score

GAME TWO:

Holy Cross 0, McNeese 13

Stats Leaders:

W: Bryan King (2-0)

L: Declan Cronin (0-2)

How It Happened:

  • Masel had a two-out double in the first inning, followed by a walk to freshman Ben Malgeri, but the Crusaders could not bring anyone home to begin the game.
  • McNeese tallied 10 runs through the first four innings to build a commanding double-digit lead early; the Cowboys added three more runs in the sixth to go up 13-0.

 

DUE UP:

  • The Crusaders continue at the Mardi Gras Classic with a rematch against Nicholls on Sunday, March 3. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. ET.

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