Holy Cross Crusaders baseball

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Holy Cross Crusaders
Holy Cross wordmark.png
Founded 1876
University College of the Holy Cross
Head coach Greg DiCenzo (10th season)
Conference Patriot League
Location Worcester, MA
Home stadium Fitton Field
(Capacity: 3,000)
Nickname Crusaders
Colors Royal Purple[1]
NCAA Tournament champions
College World Series appearances
1952, 1958, 1962, 1963
NCAA Tournament appearances
1952, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1978, 2017
Conference tournament champions
Patriot League: 2017
Conference champions
MAAC: 1986
Patriot League: 2013
For information on all College of the Holy Cross sports, see Holy Cross Crusaders

The Holy Cross Crusaders baseball team is a varsity intercollegiate athletic team of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.[2] The team is a member of the Patriot League, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I. The team plays its home games at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Crusaders are coached by Greg DiCenzo. Holy Cross has participated in the NCAA Tournament 11 times and has advanced to the College World Series on four occasions, capturing the title in 1952.[3] The team earned its first Patriot League regular season title in 2013 before falling in the Patriot League Championship Series for the third time in four years. The team also boasts recent wins over top 10 teams, defeating #4 Texas A&M in 2012 and #7 Mississippi State in 2014. In 2017, the team won its first Patriot League Tournament Championship by sweeping Army and Bucknell. It was the fifth PLCS appearance for the Crusaders in eight years.

NCAA tournament[edit]

  • The Crusaders have participated in the NCAA Tournament on 11 occasions and have advanced to the College World Series four times, winning in 1952.
Year Record Pct Notes
1952 6–1 .857 College World Series Champion
1954 0–1 .000 NCAA District I Playoffs
1955 0–1 .000 NCAA District I Playoffs
1958 5–2 .714 College World Series
1960 1–1 .500 NCAA District I Playoffs
1962 4–2 .667 College World Series
1963 4–2 .667 College World Series
1965 1–2 .333 NCAA District I Playoffs
1967 0–2 .000 NCAA District I Playoffs
1978 1–2 .333 NCAA Northeast Regional
2017 1–2 .333 NCAA Corvallis Regional
23–18 .561


College World Series Most Outstanding Player[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ College of the Holy Cross Identity Standards and Guidelines (PDF). Retrieved April 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Holy Cross Crusaders". d1baseball.com. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  3. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 182. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  4. ^ [1]. Retrieved 2017-March-1.

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