April 20, 2002
Bethlehem, PA - Lehigh and Holy Cross split a pair of Patriot League games at Goodman Field on Saturday afternoon. The Mountain Hawks rallied for a 3-1 win in the opener, and the Crusaders responded with a come-from-behind 5-2 win in the second game of the double-dip. The Mountain Hawks now stand at 21-15-1 overall and 6-4 in the league. The Crusaders are 11-20 on the season following Saturday's split, with a 5-9 mark in Patriot League contests.
In the opener, Lehigh plated three runs in the bottom half of the fifth inning to pick up the 3-1 win. All four runs in the contest were unearned. Senior Dave Cerminaro pitched all seven innings for the complete game win. His record now stands at 6-3 on the season, moving the right-hander within one victory of tying the school's all-time record for wins in a season (7). Offensively, the Mountain Hawks mustered only three hits: singles from Eric Hoffman, Jeremy Mack, and Anthony Piccola. For the Crusaders, Mike Montano (2-4) pitched a complete game as well, allowing only three hits and three unearned runs, but he suffered the tough-luck loss.
The second game featured another comeback, but this time it was Holy Cross digging out of a hole and surging forward for a 5-2 win. DJ Lucey (4-2) was the star on the mound for Holy Cross, as he pitched a complete game, including six hitless innings, to secure the win. Again, Lehigh managed only three hits - all in the seventh inning - in the defeat. Jeremy Mack laced atriple for Lehigh in the defeat. Reliever Matt Nusinov (1-2) suffered the loss, yielding four earned runs in one and two-thirds innings of work.
Lehigh and Holy Cross take to the diamond for another doubleheader beginning at Noon EDT on Sunday.