The Marist baseball season has been filled with walk-off wins and thrilling victories. Wednesday’s game against Holy Cross was a different story—with a 15-3 victory—it was the Red Foxes largest margin of victory this season.
Freshman Trevor Bachman pitched in his second start of the season. Over the span of his past two outings, against Binghamton and Army, he pitched 8 innings giving zero earned runs. His last outing against Army, he pitched 4 innings, allowing one hit.
The lefty pitcher got in early trouble in the first two innings, but was able to pitch out of both innings without allowing a run, stranding five runners on base.The bases were loaded with two outs in the second. After a full count battle, Holy Cross’s Austin Masel grounded to first, Backman hustled to cover the bag for the out and spiked the baseball to celebrate escaping the inning unharmed.
Marist offense broke out in the bottom of the second. With the bases loaded, Greg Kocinski continued his hot streak with a single that squeaked by second baseman scoring two runs. Kocinski has 8 RBIs in the past 4 games. The next batter up Tyler Kapuscinski hit a sac fly to deep center to bring home another run and extend the lead to 5-1. Marist kept it going by once again loading the bases, followed by a Matt Rabuyo double down the left field line, bringing in two more runs and lengthening the lead 8-1.
In the fourth, Anthony Lazar hit a three-run homer to left field, his fourth of the season. Making the lead an insurmountable 11-2.
On the pitching side, Backman threw three innings, allowing three runs. Will Van Beusekom, who was credited with the win, pitched two innings, allowing one hit and striking out four.
Holy Cross’ record is 17-21 and 11-10 in the Patriot League after Wednesday’s game. They were coming off a victory Tuesday against Bucknell in Worcester Massachusetts. Their starting pitcher, Ethan Dyer, had made just two appearance for the Crusaders prior to this game.
It was a good opportunity to pad the hitting stats for Marist. Nick Cantone lead the team with four runs scored in the game. Lazar finished the game with 5 RBIs. Frankie Gregoire and Kapusinski both had three RBIs.
With the victory, Marist improves to 22-16 for the year. They play in Fishkill, N.Y. this weekend in a series against Manhattan (9-6 MAAC), who is one game behind Marist (10-6) in the MAAC standings.