Baseball Splits Twin Bill; Will Be 3rd Seed in Postseason
With a doubleheader split against Lafayette here Monday afternoon the Army West Point baseball team will be the third seed in the upcoming Patriot League tournament. The Black Knights defeated their host 16-7 in the seven-inning opener before dropping a 5-1 decision in the nightcap. Army closes the Patriot League regular season tied with Holy Cross for second place at 15-10. Unfortunately, the Crusaders hold the head-to-head tie breaker after they won the season series, 3-2. The Cadets will now travel to Holy Cross this weekend for the Patriot League semifinals beginning Saturday. Blake Ledoux and Jacob Hurtubise tallied three hits apiece on the day to lead the Black Knights' offense. Ledoux, John McKenna and Jeremiah Adams brought home three runs batted in, while McKenna, Tim Simoes and Andre Walden accounted for three runs each. Daniel Burggraaf earned the win for Army in Game 1, going 5.0 innings allowing six hits and seven runs. Ray Bartoli was tagged with the loss in the second game after giving up four hits and four runs in 4.1 innings. Read more.