The Army West Point Baseball Team got back on track Wednesday when it defeated Holy Cross, 8-5, here Wednesday in a midweek Patriot League contest. The Crusaders took a 4-3 lead in the third but the Cadets rallied back to score three runs in the fourth and two in the sixth to ultimately put the game away. Logan Smith had a solid performance on the mound in relief. The junior allowed just one hit, one run and one walk in 3.2 innings. Firstie Cam Opp then came in to secure the win, giving up only three hits in 2.2 innings for his fourth save of the year. The two combined to strike out six during their time on the hill.
Leading Army's offense was Anthony Giachin and Trey Martin, who both registered two hits on the day and multiple runs batted in. The two scored one run apiece, while Martin brought home a team-best three RBI and Giachin two. The Cadets compiled four extra base hits in the game coming from the bats of Martin, Giachin, Drake Titus and Jeremiah Adams. Martin drilled his team-leading sixth home run, while Adams added to his total as well with his third. Giachin and Titus both notched a double for their 15th and fifth of the year, respectively. Giachin is now four doubles away from tying Kevin McKague's program record of 19 in a season. McKague achieved that feat in 2008. Jacob Hurtubise and Josh White each recorded a stolen base in the contest. Read more.