The Army West Point Baseball team took both ends of the doubleheader vs. Holy Cross this past Saturday afternoon at Doubleday Field on the West Point campus. The Black Knights (6-11, 3-3 Patriot League) won game one of the series by a score of 7-3 and then took game two in walk-off fashion, 6-5 in 10 innings to complete the doubleheader sweep.
In game one, the Crusaders (0-7, 0-5) got on the board first, tagging starting pitcher Anthony LoRicco with a run, but the Black Knight offense wasted no time, scoring at least one run in each of the first four frames to pull out to a 7-1 lead.
The Crusaders added two runs in the sixth inning, but the Black Knights held onto the 7-3 lead. Reliever Tanner Gresham took the win to improve to 1-0 on the year, while Holy Cross starter Luke Dawson took the loss to fall to 0-2.
Leadoff man Carter Macias led the way at the plate in the game one, going 2-for-2 with two runs scored, three RBI and two walks. He drove in two runs on a single to left center in the second inning and added his first home run since 2019, a solo shot, in the fourth inning.
Nick Manesis also had a multi-hit day, going 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored. He drove home the game-tying run in the first inning. Read more.