By KEVIN HARRIS
NEW ALBANY – Starting pitcher Jonah Boone earned his first victory of the season to lead New Albany to a 4-2 victory over visiting Louisville Holy Cross on Tuesday at Mt. Tabor Field.
Boone threw four innings, allowing two first-inning runs (both earned) on two hits. He struck out two and issued two walks.
Bulldog reliever Chase Rudy tossed two scoreless frames, giving up two hits and one walk. Teammate Logan Charbonneau collected the save, yielding no runs on one hit in one inning of work.
In the bottom of the first, Ryan Robison cut New Albany’s deficit to 2-1 by launching a solo home run. The Bulldogs (6-6) tied the game at two with a score in the bottom of the third. They took the lead for good in the fourth with a pair of runs.
New Albany will try to extend its winning streak to three games at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Tabor Field, as it hosts Clarksville.
NEW ALBANY 4, LOUISVILLE HOLY CROSS 2
Holy Cross 200 000 0-2 5 2
New Albany 101 200 x-4 8 0
W – Jonah Boone (1-0). L – Adam Hunter. S – Logan Charbonneau. 2B – Christian Schulten (HC). HR – Ryan Robison (NA).
Records – New Albany 6-6, Holy Cross 10-9-1.