CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – No. 1 Navy (37-15, 18-7 PL) leads its series with No. Four Lafayette (19-32, 12-13 PL), 1-0, while No. 2 Holy Cross (22-31, 15-10 PL) and No. Three Army West Point (31-23, 15-10 PL) cut up a doubleheader on the first day of the best -of-3 Patriot League Baseball Championship semifinal spherical.
First pitch of the game between the Midshipmen and Leopards at Terwilliger Brothers Field at Max Bishop Stadium is scheduled for 1 p.M. On Sunday, with game 3, if vital, starting at approximately four p.M.
The Crusaders and Black Knights will play the identifying recreation three of its collection at Fitton Field at 1 p.M. On Sunday.
Sunday’s Patriot League baseball semifinal games could be a streamed stay at the Patriot League Network (PLN). For extra information at the 2019 Patriot League Baseball Championships CLICK HERE.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Navy senior right-passed pitcher Noah Song, the Patriot League Pitcher of the Year, pitched 8.0 shutout innings, scattering 4 hits whilst striking out 9 batters within the Mids’ three-zero game-one win over Lafayette.
*Song earned his eleventh victory of the season and sophomore reliever Trey Braithwaite struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to pick out up his 10th keep of the season to assist Navy to declare its 2,000th victory in software records.
*Navy junior shortstop broke a scoreless tie inside the bottom of the sixth inning with a sacrifice bunt that scored junior 2d baseman, Zach Biggers.
*Senior unique hitter Liam Lowery followed with a -run single to center area to position the Mids in front three-0.
*Lafayette sophomore left-handed pitcher JP Woodward pitched 6.1 innings permitting three runs, two earned, on six hits while striking out two and strolling 3 within the loss. Senior proper-handed pitcher David Giusti pitched 1.2 scoreless innings of alleviation.
*Senior first baseman Richard Villa went 2-for-4 to steer the Leopards’ offense.
WORCESTER, Mass. – Army West Point senior left-exceeded pitcher Tyler Giovinco pitched 7. Zero innings, permitting one run on eight hits while hanging out seven to seize his eighth win of the season in a five-1 victory over Holy Cross in game one of the Patriot League semifinals.
*Sophomore left fielder Andre Walden went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and sophomore 2nd baseman Tim Simoes drove in runs on a single inside the 9th inning for the Black Knights.
*Holy Cross senior 2d baseman Alex Gionis, junior 1/3 baseman Alex Volpi and freshman right fielder Ben Malgeri every had hits for the Crusaders.
*Army West Point was given at the board first while sophomore Blake Ledoux crossed the plate when sophomore 0.33 baseman Anthony Giachin reached base on a fielder’s preference.
*Walden plated two with a double to the middle subject in the pinnacle of the 5th inning to put the Black Knights in the front, 3-zero.
*Holy Cross replied in the bottom of the 5th inning when junior shortstop Chris Rinaldi drove in Volpi on a sacrifice fly.
*Simoes sealed the Black Knights’ victory with a -run unmarried through the center of the infield.
*Senior proper-exceeded pitcher Pat McGowan took the loss, allowing three runs on eight hits over 7.0 innings.
WORCESTER, Mass. – Junior center fielder Austin Masel and Rinaldi drove in runs apiece and senior right-handed pitcher Declan Cronin pitched five.0 strong innings to steer Holy Cross to a 6-four victory over Army West Point in sport.
*Cronin allowed two runs, one earned, thru 5.0 innings while hanging out six innings to assert his sixth win of the season.
*Masel and Rinaldi each went 2-for-five with two RBIs, Masel also scored runs.
*Army scored in the backside of the primary inning while junior center fielder scored on Giacchino’s floor out.
*The Crusaders answered with 4 runs within the pinnacle of the fourth inning whilst junior catcher Riley Livingston and Masel had consecutive RBI singles before Rinaldi drove in two runs with a double.
*In the top of the sixth inning Marcel drove in a run with a triple to center field, then scored on a wild pitch to present the Crusaders a 6-1 lead.
*Junior first baseman John McKenna drove in a run on a sacrifice fly inside the backside of the sixth inning, and senior shortstop Trey Martin doubled to drive in a pair of runs within the bottom of the 7th to bring the Black Knights inside runs, at 6-four.
*Sophomore proper-surpassed pitcher Liam Dvorak pitched an ideal ninth inning to earn the keep after freshman C.J. McKennitt tossed a scoreless 8th inning for the Crusaders.