The Holy Cross Saints baseball team got a little satisfaction the last week and a half of the regular season by winning two of its last three games in convincing fashion and by getting outstanding pitching and playing outstanding defense.
On Wednesday, April 28, the Saints defeated a Goshen College JV team at Thomas Memorial Stadium 11 to 1 in 8 innings (ten-run rule after 7 innings) behind the 5-hit complete game pitching of sophomore Pat Huyge who scattered those 5 hits and just 1 walk over 5 innings preventing Goshen from ever mounting an offensive challenge.
Huyge struck out 5 and faced just 29 batters. Kevin Gray, however, had a perfect night at the plate for the Saints. He homered in consecutive at-bats in the first inning to dead center field with Danny Leicht on board and a solo shot in the fourth inning to left. He then walked in the fifth, singled in the sixth, and was hit by a pitch in the eighth. Michael McMahon scored three runs on a double, a single, and two walks. The Saints defense was flawless in this game.
On Thursday, May 6, the Saints played a doubleheader against Robert Morris University JV in Bensenville, IL winning the second game 8-2.
Holy Cross received another pitching gem, this time from sophomore Nate Bilinski who also gave up just 5 hits and went the distance for the victory. The Saints balanced offense saw seven different Saints get hits in the game with Andy Sieradski and Todd Moorhead each getting a single and a double and with Pat Huyge getting two singles.
Sieradski had two RBIs batting in the lead-off spot while six other Saints each had one RBI. Only one error was committed by Holy Cross in the game and that did not lead to any runs scoring.