April 17, 2004
Worcester, Mass. - The Holy Cross baseball team split a doubleheader with Army at Fitton Field. The Black Knights scored four runs in the sixth inning en route to a 6-1 win in game one. In game two, freshman Matt Perron (Auburn, Mass.) singled in two runs in the sixth inning to help the Crusaders comeback from a 2-1 deficit and capture a 3-2 win. The HC victory snapped Army's 16 game winning streak.
In game one, Army's Schuyler Williamson went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI to lead the Black Knights to a 6-1 win over the Crusaders. Army jumped on HC early scoring one run in the first inning with the help of two base hits. Holy Cross dodged further damage in the inning as the Black Knights left the bases loaded. The score remained 1-0 until the third inning when sophomore Tucker Frawley (New Haven, Ct.) singled with one out. Senior Ed Turner (Drexel Hill, Pa.) then laced a double into the gap to score Frawley and tie the score at one. The game remained deadlocked until the Black Knights struck for four runs on six hits in the sixth inning to take control of the game. Williamson led off the inning with a single and came around to score what proved to be the game winning run. Army freshman Justin Long provided the big hit in the inning with a two run double. He would later come around to score on a single by Nate Stone.
Black Knight freshman Nick Hill allowed just five hits and one run while striking out eight in picking up his seventh win of the season. Holy Cross junior Drew Bigda (Stamford, Ct.) took the loss as he allowed five runs on nine hits.
In game two, Perron's one out single scored juniors Mike Marron (Huntington Valley, Pa.) and Bigda to give Holy Cross a 3-2 lead after six innings of play. Army then moved the tying run into scoring position in both the seventh and eighth innings but was unable to score. HC freshman pitcher Mike Miller (Wayzata, Minn.) scattered eight hits to pick up the win while fellow freshman Matt Blake (Concord, N.H.) and Scott Hampe (Dedham, Mass.) allowed just one base runner in the final two innings.
The split ran the Crusaders record to 7-17-1, 5-9 in Patriot League play while moving the Black Knights record to 25-10, 12-2 in conference action. These same two teams will be back in action again tomorrow in double header action. First pitch is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.