Young Holy Cross team rallies for extra inning win over Shaw

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After winning the Catholic League in 2021, Andy Cannizaro knew he would have a bit of a rebuild on his hands in 2022, with a host of top players having graduated, several playing at the next level.

It has been a painstaking process but Holy Cross is maturing, finding its footing and showing outstanding potential for an outstanding future.

The Tigers rallied for a thrilling 8-7 win in eight innings over Archbishop Shaw at Tiger Park Friday evening to sweep the District 9-5A series. The Tigers won 12-0 at Shaw on Thursday.

Holy Cross trailed 7-5 entering the bottom of the seventh inning and rallied to tie it, forcing extra innings.

Brody Forstall had two hits and scored the game-winning run. Forstall also stole four bases. Colin Cure also had a pair of hits for the Tigers.

Freshman Will Andrade picked up the win in relief.

Holy Cross starts an eighth-grader, four freshmen and three sophomores. The future is quite bright.

Holy Cross (10-14, 2-2) will host Catholic League leading Brother Martin Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Archbishop Shaw (15-9, 2-4) will open a two-game series at Jesuit at 6:30 Tuesday night.

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