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Freshman Michael Pizzuto looks to get a batter out at first today during the Saints first conference win of the season.
Baseball - Fri, Mar. 16, 2012
(Notre Dame, IN)  Holy Cross had their first conference game today against the visiting Panthers of Purdue North Central.
   
It took ten innings and a saavy bunt single by sophomore Jackson Hallahan (Silver Lake, MN), but the Saints squeeked out their first conference win of the season beating the Panthers of Purdue North Central 8-7 in ten innings today.
 
Freshman Paul Kappaz (Gross Pointe, MI) had his best game of the season going 3-5 with 2 runs batted in on the day.  Hallahan also had a great day at the plate from his leadoff position going 3-5 with the game winning rbi of the day.  Freshman Gio Ayala (Miami, FL) had another stellar outing going 2-5 with 2 runs batted in as well.
 
Senior Patrick Huyge (Grand Haven, MI) started the game and pitched five and two thirds innings finishing the game with a no decision allowing six hits and 6 earned runs on the evening.  Freshman Pat Gullickson (Chanhassen, MN) got his first win of the season in relief, and the Saints improved to 3-11 on the season.
 
The Saints are now 3-11 on the season and 1-0 on in the CCAC.  They play Purdue North Central tomorrow at Purdue North Central in a double header.  First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.