(Notre Dame, IN) The Holy Cross Baseball Team took on the Trolls of Trinity Christian in a CCAC series that saw the Saints play one game at home, and the other two at Trinity Christian.
The first game was was one that the Saints needed to forget as soon as it ended as they lost 27-2 at Kennedy Park. It was one of those games where nothing seemed to go right for the Saints, and the bats of the Trolls seemed to hit the ball consistently where the Holy Cross defense was not.
In the double header the following day the Saints did much to improve from the previous day's outcome. They lost the first game 6-4 after tying it up at 3-3 in the top of the fourth inning. The Trolls responded, however, by scoring three runs in the bottom half of the inning to make it 6-3. The Saints scored one more run, but ended up falling short in the comeback attempt.
In the second game of the double header the Saints were down 5-0 heading in the final inning. They were able to put two runs in their final inning behind the plate, but that was all they were able to muster as they lost 5-2.
Freshman Michael Pizzuto (Sarasota, Florida) went 1 for 3 with a double, one run, a walk. Junior Daniel Wawrzusin (Potomac, Maryland) went 1 for 3 with a run and double.
Freshman Andrew Salazar got the loss in the game pitching one and two thirds innings allowing six hits, six earned runs, and two walks on the day.
Freshman Giovanni Ayala (Miami, Florida) had a great game from behind the plate hitting second in the lineup, and going 3 for 4. Freshman Paul Kappaz went 2 for 3 with an rbi as well in the first game of the double header.
Josh Schuller got the start on the mound and pitching three plus innings allowing eight hits, 3 earned runs, and five walks in the loss.
In game two Ayala went 1 for 3 with a run. Wawrzusin went 1 for 3 with an rbi and a triple in the second game. Freshman Blake Comella (Glendale, Arizona) also went one for three with a double as well.
Shane Arnold (Kokomo, Indiana) pitching four plus innings allowing six hits, three earned runs, and three walks in the loss.
The Saints are now 6-29 on the season, and 3-17 in the CCAC. They play on the road this Tuesday against Trinity International in a double header. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.