Holy Cross baseball pitches its way to perfect 9-0 start

Holy Cross senior pitcher Nick Hernandez fired a complete game in a 4-0 win over Waterbury Career Academy.

Holy Cross baseball is off to a 9-0 start this season, and pitching has been a big reason why.
The Crusader staff has yielded a grand total of 11 runs in nine games. Three runs are the most Holy Cross has given up this season, and it has happened on only two different occasions. The Crusader staff owns four shutouts.
Junior Fran Phelan has been the ace of the rotation. Phelan is 4-0 with three complete games and he was one inning away from a fourth. In 27 innings, Phelan has given up eight runs on 26 hits. 

Chris Flynn delivers a pitch during last year’s NVL semifinal against Wolcott.

Senior Chris Flynn is 3-0 and has given up three runs on 13 hits in 14 2/3 innings. Flynn owns the other complete game on the staff.
Senior Nick Hernandez fired a complete game in his one start, yielding just three hits. Hernandez struck out eight and walked three in that effort, which gave him a victory.
Sophomore Tim Zupkus pitching four innings in his lone start and gave up just two hits. Zupkus struck out five and walked one on his way to the win.
Several others have done their part on the mound for Holy Cross. Those pitchers are: Senior Matt Cipriano; junior Macellan Fauth; and sophomores Brian Parzyck, Austin Brown, Joe Bonvicini and Zach Lerner.