(Niles, Mich.) The Saints baseball team dropped two games last night at Thomas Memorial Stadium in a pair of Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) games.
Scoreless through 2 ½ innings in game one the Saints jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third after freshman Jackson Hallahan singled to drive in Trace Myers after he singled earlier in the inning.
The game remained scoreless throughout as both pitchers cut through the opposing team's line-up. Pat Huyge was looking strong through six innings and gave up only 1 unearned run and 1 hit through the sixth.
However, the Saints ran into trouble in the top of the 7th giving up 5 hits and 5 runs. The Saints were unable to respond in the bottom of the 7th and lost game one 6-1.
In game two it was the Saints once again jumping out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Jackson Hallahan reached base drawing a walk. After advancing to third on a wild pitch and an error Pat Huyge drove Hallahan home with a 1 out double.
However, Trinity put up 2 runs in the top of the second, 4 runs in the third, and 2 runs in the fourth taking an 8-1 lead into the 7th. In the top of the 7th, the Trojans added 5 more runs and winning game two 13-1.
Pat Sweeney pitched 6 innings giving up 13 runs 11 of which were earned. Sweeny struck out 1, walked 2, and faced 34 batters in the game. Ryan Trosko recorded the only other hit for the Saints with a single to left in the fourth inning.
Holy Cross drops to 1-21 on the year and 0-15 in the CCAC. The Saints will host St. Xavier University (IL) this Saturday, April 9th, in a double header at Thomas Memorial. First pitch is slated for 1pm. Currently the Cougars are 16-16-1 overall and 8-3 in conference play. The Saints will then play at St. Xavier on Sunday at 2pm.