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Holy Cross scores twice in ninth inning to beat Hawaii

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  • MARCO GARCIA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Holy Cross first baseman Chris Baillargeon scores after hitting a home run against Hawaii during the second inning.

    MARCO GARCIA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Holy Cross first baseman Chris Baillargeon scores after hitting a home run against Hawaii during the second inning.

  • MARCO GARCIA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Hawaii outfielder Jared Quandt (21) reacts with outfielder Matthew Miura (37) after Quandt made a sacrifice bunt to score Miura to tie the game against Holy Cross during the sixth inning.

    MARCO GARCIA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Hawaii outfielder Jared Quandt (21) reacts with outfielder Matthew Miura (37) after Quandt made a sacrifice bunt to score Miura to tie the game against Holy Cross during the sixth inning.

Holy Cross scored two unearned runs in the top of the ninth to earn a 6-4 baseball victory over Hawaii at Les Murakami Stadium.

It was 4-all after eight innings when Gianni Royer singled and Connor Cooney walked. CJ Egrie then bunted toward the mound. Right-handed pitcher Itsuki Takemoto threw wildly to third and Royer and Cooney raced home. Egrie was thrown out at third.

Takemoto, a freshman from Japan, had not allowed a run in five innings over three appearances this year.

The outcome evened the series at a game apiece. First pitch for the third game of the four-game set is Sunday at 1 p.m.

Holy Cross right-hander Alex Bryant held the ’Bows without a hit through three innings and without a run in the first five innings.

But down 4-0 in the sixth, the ’Bows loaded the bases with one out when Elijah Ickes singled and DallasJ Duarte and Austin Machado drew walks.

Luke Lemond then was summoned to replace Bryant. A passed ball allowed Ickes to score from third and Duarte and Machado to move up a base. Matthew Miura then hit an opposite-field shot down the right-field line for a two-run triple to close the ’Bows to 4-3.

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