Here is your Patriot League Recap for April 4th.
Game 1: Holy Cross 11 Army 2 (7 innings)
Game 2: Holy Cross 10 Army 4
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Junior third baseman Matt Perry (Sudbury, Mass.) went five for eight with three home runs and six runs batted in, to lead the Holy Cross baseball team to a sweep of Army in a doubleheader at Doubleday Field. The Crusaders won the first game 11-2, then posted a 10-4 victory in the nightcap. Holy Cross improves to 12-14 overall and 4-0 in the Patriot League with the wins, and has now won seven straight games. Army falls to 10-13 on the season and 1-5 in the conference.
In game one, the Crusaders jumped out to a 6-0 lead by the middle of the third inning, then cruised to the victory. Perry led off the game with a solo home run, then hit a three-run homer in the second inning which put Holy Cross up 5-0. Senior righthanded pitcher Dan Seip (North Carver, Mass.) picked up the victory on the mound, allowing just two runs on seven hits in a complete game performance.
Game 1: Lafayette 4 Bucknell 3 (7 innings)
Game 2: Lafayette 13 Bucknell 4
LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Leopards got back to their winning ways on Saturday, taking both games of a doubleheader against Bucknell. The first game saw Lafayette win a pitchers’ duel 4-3 before the offense took over in the second game in a 13-4 victory.
Matt Hall went 5-for-9 on the day and Brad Weiss had a four-hit second game to help lead the Lafayette offense. The Leopards’ bullpen played a key role in both wins, combining for 6.1 innings of two-hit, shutout baseball.
Lafayette took the first game behind the solid pitching of Zach Fritz and senior closer Brian Mostek. Fritz went five innings and gave up three runs while Mostek pitched two innings of shutout ball, surrendering just one hit while striking out four. Hall and Justin Shepherd both finished with two hits and Shepherd drove in two runs.
Game 1: Navy 3 Lehigh 1 (7 innings)
Game 2: Navy 4 Lehigh 3
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Navy southpaw starter Sam Long (So./Newnan, Ga.) delivered a complete-game no-hitter in the opener to help the Midshipmen to a baseball doubleheader sweep at Lehigh on a windy Saturday afternoon. The Mids won the first game, 3-1, before taking the nightcap, 4-3.
Navy improved to 11-15-1 overall and 5-1 in the Patriot League despite temperatures in the upper 40s with sustained winds greater than 30 miles per hour and gusts occasionally above 50 miles per hour. Lehigh dropped to 6-23-1 on the year and 0-4 in league action.
“Today, we came in with a solid mindset and did a good job in the elements,” stated Navy head coach Paul Kostacopoulos. “We didn’t make any errors, we had no misplays and actually made some very nice plays in the outfield. These were some difficult conditions to play in.”