Baseball Splits with Lafayette in Patriot League Tournament Semis
Army West Point and Lafayette split a doubleheader in the Patriot League Championships Divisional Semifinal at Doubleday Field on May 15. The Black Knights (25-22) took game one, 8-6, before falling in game two to Lafayette (14-16), 9-1. The Black Knights went down 2-0 in the early goings of game one vs. Lafayette as the Leopards plated one in the first and another in the second.
The Black Knights had a hit in the first inning, but Lafayette starter Kyle Subers kept them off balance until he lost the zone in the bottom of the fourth. The Black Knights drew three walks to load the bases with two down. Hunter Meade came through with just the second hit of the day, a double down the right field line to tie the ballgame up, 2-2. Then with runners on second and third, the next pitch Suber uncorked to Kevin Dubrule was wild to the backstop and Anthony Giachin came home to give the Black Knights a 3-2 lead.
In the back-and-forth contest, the Leopards add a run in the fifth and another in the sixth to take a 4-3 lead.
However, in the bottom of the sixth, the Black Knights broke out to score two runs to take the lead back and never looked back. Carter Macias singled home the first run after Tim Simoes tripled to lead off the inning. The second run, Anthony Giachin, came home on a wild pitch.
The Black Knights then added one more in the seventh and two in the eighth to pull ahead, 8-4. Read more.