The Army West Point Baseball Team swept a Patriot League doubleheader at Bucknell here Saturday afternoon to improve to 4-2 in conference play. The Cadets earned a 4-3, seven-inning victory in the opener before registering a 16-9 win in the nightcap. Anthony Giachin, Trey Martin, Josh White and Jacob Hurtubise led the Army offense with four hits each on the day. Giachin also accounted for a team-best five runs, while Martin led the Black Knights with three runs batted in. Army saw Tyler Giovinco and Logan Smith both notch wins on the mound. Giovinco allowed five hits and three runs in 6.0 innings in Game 1, while Smith gave up one hit, one run and one walk in 1.1 innings in Game 2.
Giovinco recorded his team-leading fifth win on the hill. Cam Opp and Anthony LoRicco were both credited with saves. Army's pitching staff combined for nine strikeouts, while the Bison compiled 14. The Black Knights turned three double plays in the twin bill to two for the home side. Martin tallied two triples in the nightcap to shift his season number to three. The senior also tied sophomore Andre Walden for a team-best three home runs after going yard in the opener. Five Black Knights accounted for two or more runs throughout the doubleheader. Giachin, White and Hurtubise each converted on a stolen base. The Cadets allowed six extra base hits on the day, including four home runs in the nightcap. Read more.