Baseball Goes Back-To-Back To Claim Title Over Navy
For the second-straight season the Army West Point baseball team was crowned Patriot League champions after defeating rival Navy, 4-3, here Sunday afternoon. The Black Knights and Midshipmen met for the second consecutive year in the Patriot League championship series and Army again came out on top to earn back-to-back titles. This was the third time in program history the Cadets achieved that feat, as they also did so in 2012 & 2013 and 2004 & 2005. Army increased its league-leading title count to nine with the win. Sunday's contest was a back-and-forth affair as both teams took turns holding the lead. The Black Knights ultimately finished things off in the top of the ninth when Jeremiah Adams singled to left field to score Anthony Giachin from third. Cam Opp then closed the door on the Mids in the bottom half to earn his fifth win of the year. Ironically, Opp was also the man to put the final stamp on Army's 2018 Patriot League title as he recorded the save a year ago as well. The Black Knights continue their season in the NCAA tournament on May 31-June 2. Army has to wait until the NCAA Selection Show on Monday, May 27th, to find out which regional it will be going to. The show will be broadcast live on ESPNU at 12 p.m. Read more.