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Baseball Falls in Doubleheader at Southern Miss

Holy Cross Athletics   03-09-2019
Game One
Category HC USM
Runs 1 4
Hits 7 9
Errors 1 0
Left On Base 7 10
Box Score

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi -- The Holy Cross baseball team dropped a pair of contests to the University of Southern Mississippi on Friday, March 8.

GAME ONE:

Holy Cross 1, Southern Miss 4

Stats Leaders:

W: Walker Powell (1-0)

L: Pat McGowan (0-4)

S: Alex Nelms (1)

How it Happened:

  • Southern Miss had a run in the first and two runs in the fourth to take a 3-0 lead early.
  • In the top of the fifth, senior third baseman Alex Gionis had a one-out walk, followed by a single from sophomore first baseman Evan Blum that pushed Gionis to third. Freshman designated hitter Nate Wolf had an RBI single to cut into the Golden Eagles’ lead to 3-1.
  • Southern Miss added an insurance run in the eighth inning off a solo home run.

Game Two
Category HC USM
Runs 3 5
Hits 6 8
Errors 2 0
Left On Base 5 6
Box Score

GAME TWO:

Holy Cross 3, Southern Miss 5

Stats Leaders:

W: Stevie Powers (2-2)

L: Liam Dvorak (1-2)

S: J.C. Keys (3)

How it Happened:

  • The Golden Eagles got on the board in the bottom of the first after Matthew Guidry had a solo shot to center; they later added four runs to take a 5-0 lead by the third inning.
  • Sophomore second baseman Peter Dudunakis had a solo home run in the top of the fourth to break the shutout.
  • The Crusaders cut the deficit to 5-3 in the sixth inning. Freshman right fielder Ben Malgeri and junior center fielder Austin Masel had back-to-back singles to put runners on first and third with nobody out; Dudunakis had a sac fly to bring Malgeri home, and Masel later scored on a wild pitch.
  • Despite three shutout innings pitched by senior righty Declan Cronin, the Crusaders couldn’t cut into the Southern Miss lead for the rest of the afternoon.

 

DUE UP:

  • The Crusaders play one more contest against the Golden Eagles on Saturday, March 9. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. ET.

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