The baseball team welcomed Kalamazoo Valley Community College Sunday afternoon for a double header at Thomas Memorial Stadium.
The Cougars took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Ryan Locke singled to left to drive in Tyler Armstrong. Holy Cross tied the game in the second on a Ben McDonald single that drove in Pat Huyge. Kalamazoo regained the lead in the top of the fourth on a RBI single from Josh Buursma, but the Saints rallied for two runs in the bottom of the fifth on a pair of singles from Kevin Gray and Jordan Schock.
The Cougars took advantage of 2 errors and collected 3 hits in the top of the sixth to put up 4 runs and regain the lead. KVCC drove in two more runs in the seventh and took game one 8-3.
Tim Loulan pitched 6.1 innings for Holy Cross giving up 7 runs, 4 which were earned. Loulan walked only 2 batters, while striking out 3. Robert Jankowski pitched the remaining 2 outs of the game giving up one run, one walk, and recording one strike out.
The Saints were led offensively by Jordan Schock with 2 hits and one RBI. Seven different batters collected hits for the Saints.
Holy Cross jumped out to an early one run lead on a Kevin Gray homerun in the home half of the second. Valley responded with 2 runs of their own in the top of the third. However, the Saints tied the game in the bottom of the third as Jordan Schock drove in Michael McMahon on a line drive single. The Saints managed to put up 2 more runs in the fourth and fifth inning to take a 4 - 2 lead heading into the sixth. However, KVCC scored one run in the top of the sixth to cut the Saints lead to one.
In the top of the seventh KVCC scored 2 runs on a Josh Buursma single to put the Cougars up one. Despite getting two men on base in the bottom of the seventh, the Saints could not push a run across and fell in game two 5-4.
Patrick Huyge pitched 6 innings for the Saints giving up 3 runs, 4 hits, 3 walks, and striking out 2 batters. Tim Mouton pitched the 7th inning for Holy Cross giving up 2 runs, 2 hits, 2 walks and striking out 1. The Saints were led offensively by Kevin Gray going 2-for-3 with a home run and Tim Mouton going 2-for-4. Once again seven different batters collected hits in game two for the Saints.