Holy cross

Holy Cross baseball ends the regular season on a high, and a no-no

WATERBURY – The Holy Cross High baseball team built some momentum for the start of the NVL tournament this weekend with an 11-0 five-inning thrashing against Watertown at Alumni Field.

To top it off, Alec Ash (3 strikeouts, 1 walk, 2 hits) pitched to his defense, which made just one error, and went five no-hitter innings as the Crusaders finished the regular season at 13-5 in the NVL. and 13-7 overall.

Watertown fell to 9-8 in NVL and 9-10 overall.

Dillon Fernandes tripled home run Luke Daddona in the bottom of the fifth inning for the 10th inning of the game, then scored the 11th when Watertown receiver Tino Tanganelli dropped the ball on a home tag attempt.

“It’s been pretty good,” Ash said of the day as a whole. “It’s a decisive victory for the team, to have some momentum. The bats woke up today and everyone did their part. It was a team effort. I done my part. Dillon in the end, that ball was (crushed). Logan hit one way out.

Holy Cross busted for nine runs late in the fifth inning against Watertown pitchers Henry Marino and Cam Guerrera.

Bessette hit a two-run triple and Tom Ligi had a two-run double in that inning.

Andreas Effes, Dario Sosa and Daddona also all had RBI singles as part.

“I think one of the most important things in high school baseball is getting hot at the right time,” Holy Cross coach Matt Smolley said.

“It’s a big win today that hopefully sets us up for some success in the NVL tournament.”

The Crusaders are the defending NVL tournament champions.