Army Baseball Victorious Over Stephen F. Austin in Extras

CDT Mike Gagliardi '19The Army West Point Baseball Team got back in the win column after taking down Stephen F. Austin, 5-4, here Tuesday night in extra innings. A Blake Ledoux RBI-walk in the top of the 12th proved to be the deciding factor as Army registered its sixth win of the year. The Black Knights loaded the bases with one out following a single and two walks. Ledoux then stepped into the batters box to earn the Cadets' third-straight walk, breaking the 4-4 deadlock. Cam Opp closed out the game in the bottom half of the 12th for his second win of the year on the mound. Opp finished his night giving up a hit and a walk in 1.1 innings. Anthony Giachin, Trey Martin, and Jeremiah Adams led Army with two hits each. Ledoux finished with a team-high two RBI, while five different Black Knights' recorded a run in the game. Martin and Drake Titus both registered a double for their fifth and first of the year, respectively. Martin also converted on a sacrifice bunt. Jacob Hurtubise and Titus each earned a stolen base. Mike Gagliardi pitched the first four innings, giving up four hits and three runs. Anthony LoRicco and Ray Bartoli joined Opp in coming in for relief. LoRicco allowed four hits and one run in 4.0 innings of work, while Bartoli pitched 2.2 innings giving up a hit and a walk. Army allowed three extra base hits during the game, including the game-tying home run in the seventh inning. The Black Knights' four-man pitching staff compiled nine strikeouts, while SFA registered 11 throughout its nine pitchers used. Read more

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