Here is your Patriot League Recap for March 29th.
Game 1: Army 9 Bucknell 2
Game 2: Bucknell 7 Army 5
LEWISBURG, Pa. – Ben Koenigsfeld carried a one-hit shutout into the seventh inning of the first game and Army’s furious late-game rally fell just shy in a darkness-shortened nightcap as Army and Bucknell split a Patriot League doubleheader, Sunday afternoon at soggy Depew Field.
On the strength of an outstanding pitching effort by Koenigsfeld, the Black Knights captured the first game 9-2, then suffered a 7-5 loss in the second game, which was cut short after seven innings due to darkness. The start of the second game was delayed more than an hour by rain, endured a pair of lightening delays and fell victim to a controversial ending when the umpires called the game abruptly after seven innings.
In the seven-inning opener, Koenigsfeld and Bucknell’s Eric Jarrett remained locked in a pitcher’s duel through the first six innings. Both pitchers faced the minimum number batters across the first three innings and both teams managed just one hit and one baserunner entering the fourth inning.
Game 1: Navy 2 Lafayette 1
Game 2: Navy 13 Lafayette 4
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Navy baseball team rallied from deficits in each of its two games on Sunday afternoon to sweep Lafayette at Terwilliger Brothers Field at Max Bishop Stadium. The Midshipmen won the opener in eight innings, 2-1, before taking the nightcap, 13-4.
Navy improved to 9-14-1 overall and 3-1 in the Patriot League, while Lafayette dropped to 9-14 on the year and 1-3 in league action.
After six scoreless innings in the opener, Lafayette took a 1-0 lead in the seventh on a two-out single to right by A.J. Pisarri. Heading into the last inning, Kendall Bolt (Jr./Stockton, Calif.) ripped a triple off the fence in left field with one out. The Leopards pulled starter Jeremy Atkins for Brian Mostek, who came in and got a crucial strikeout looking for the second out of the frame. Down to the final out, Lafayette played the matchup game and brought in right-hander Ian Dickson to face Michael Speciale (Jr./Pearland, Texas). On a 1-1 count, Speciale laced a double over the third baseman’s head down the left field line to tie the ballgame at one and force extra innings. Prior to that point, Navy had not had a runner in scoring position for the entire game.
Lehigh at Holy Cross
Postponed to Monday at 1pm