Charleston Southern fell in both games of a double header with Holy Cross as the Crusaders performed well on both sides of the field, winning game one 5-2 and game two 8-0.
Game One: Holy Cross 5, Charleston Southern 2
Charleston Southern couldn’t match Holy Cross’ late hitting as the Crusaders scored three runs in the final four innings to top CSU 5-2.
After Alex Andronica led off by reaching on an error, Mike Sconzo hit a double down the left field line to bring home a run and put CSU out in front early. Sconzo later scored on a double play to give the Bucs a 2-0 lead.
Holy Cross responded in the fourth inning with back-to-back RBI singles that tied the game at two. Home runs in the sixth and seventh innings gave the Crusaders the lead along with a run off of an error in the ninth that added insurance.
Declan Cronin (1-1) got the win for Holy Cross. He pitched seven and two thirds innings with six hits, two unearned runs, two walks, and three strikeouts.
Ryan Stoudemire (0-4) took the loss for CSU. He pitched four and two thirds innings and allowed five hits, two runs, one earned, three walks and eight strikeouts.
Danny Barlok (1) picked up the save pitching one and one third scoreless innings on one hit with two strikeouts.
Game Two: Holy Cross 8, Charleston Southern 0
Holy Cross stifled the Charleston Southern offense and piled on plenty of their own hitting in their 8-0 win over Charleston Southern.
The Crusaders found success at the plate early and often. An RBI double in the top of the first inning gave Holy Cross the lead from the start. A three run home run in the third inning extended the lead with insurance coming with two runs in both the sixth and the seventh innings.
Charleston Southern tallied seven hits in the game, but never more than one per inning. Three CSU hitters (Sconzo, Kyle Vesnesky, and Ryan Rizk) accounted for all seven of the hits.
Zane Hedaya (2-2) was the winning pitcher for Holy Cross, pitching two and two thirds scoreless innings with one hit, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Tyler Weekley (1-3) took the loss for CSU. He pitched six innings with eight hits, six runs, one walk, and nine strikeouts.
-per CSU Athletics