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.
The game’s first pitch 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 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 the Navy to declare its 2,000th victory 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 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.
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. 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.
*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.
*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.