NavySports.com recently sat down with Navy baseball head coach Paul Kostacopoulos to discuss how the Fall Practice went for the Midshipmen. He discusses what he has seen during practice, how the injured players are coming back after a tough 2009 season, and how important fall baseball is to the academy’s baseball program. Coach Kostacopoulos in my opinion is one of the most underrated baseball coaches in the country as he has had success at Providence College, Maine, and is starting to get some success at Navy.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Navy baseball head coach Paul Kostacopoulos announced the team’s 51-game schedule for the 2010 season on Thursday morning. Among the 51 contests, 32 are scheduled to take place within the confines of Terwilliger Brothers Field at Max Bishop Stadium.
Navy’s 2010 schedule features 26 games against teams that advanced to their conference postseason tournament and six contests against squads that qualified for the NCAA Tournament.
I came across this interesting article about Navy graduate Jonathan Johnston who recently talked with Bus Leagues Baseball about his minor league baseball career. Johnston had a lengthy article written about him back in November about how he was removed from minor league baseball by the Navy and forced to get back into the Navy full-time. Continue reading
Here is your Patriot League Recap for April 26th. This weekend was the final weekend of Patriot League action as Bucknell clinched the number 1 seed for the Patriot League tournament while Army is the number 2 seed. Holy Cross is the third seed while Lafayette rounds out the field as the number 4 seed. The opening round of play begins on May 9th when Bucknell hosts Lafayette while Holy Cross heads to Army.
The Navy Midshipmen entered the second game of a Saturday doubleheader against Holy Cross with a 17-24-1 overall record and a 7-10 mark in Patriot League play after dropping Game 1 13-8. Holy Cross on the other hand enters with a 19-22 overall mark while being 9-6 in Patriot League play. The first game of the day saw Holy Cross pick up a 13-8 victory.
The Midshipmen sent Zach Sipe to the mound as he had a 2-4 record with a 6.46 ERA in nine starts. Holy Cross countered with Nate Koneski who was sporting a 2-2 record with a 8.03 ERA in 13 appearances including five starts. Continue reading
Here is your Patriot League Recap for April 25th
Game 1: Army 12 Lafayette 2
Game 2: Lafayette 14 Army 8
EASTON, Pa. – J.T. Watkins, Joey Henshaw and Kyle Fleming homered and Matt Fouch fired six shutout innings as the Black Knights clinched their fifth Patriot League Tournament berth in six years with a 12-2 defeat of Lafayette in the first game of the teams’ doubleheader, Saturday afternoon at Kamine Stadium.
Lafayette fought back from an early 4-0 deficit to register a 14-8 victory in the nightcap. Despite the loss, Army remains in the hunt for at least a share of a second consecutive regular season Patriot League title. Continue reading
Here is your Patriot League Recap for April 12th.
Game 1: Bucknell 2 Holy Cross 1
Game 2: Bucknell 15 Holy Cross 3
WORCESTER, Mass. – The start of Bucknell’s four-game baseball series at Holy Cross was delayed one day, but it didn’t seem to bother the Bison, who swept a doubleheader from the Crusaders on Sunday at Fitton Field. Bucknell claimed game one by a 2-1 score behind a complete game four-hitter from Trey Frahler (Northfield, Ill./New Trier). In the nightcap, the Bison pounded out 14 hits and received three runs batted in from both Doug Shribman (Marblehead, Mass./Belmont Hill School) and B.J. LaRosa (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) as they won by a 15-3 margin. Continue reading
Here is your Patriot League Recap for April 11th
Lehigh 4 Lafayette 3 (7 innings)
EASTON, Pa. – Lehigh pushed across two runs in the bottom of the seventh to erase a 3-2 Lafayette lead and hold on for a 4-3 win in Patriot League baseball action on Saturday at Kamine Stadium. The teams were scheduled to play a doubleheader, but played just one seven-inning game, as the start of the first contest was delayed until 2:35 p.m. because of rain. Continue reading
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
Patriot League Player of the Week (March 30-April 5)
Matt Perry, Holy Cross Jr., 3B, Sudbury, Mass.
Perry had an impressive week to lead Holy Cross to a 4-2 overall record and keep the Crusaders on top of the Patriot League standings with a split of a weekend series at Army. Perry was 12-for-24 (.500) with four home runs, 10 RBI and eight runs scored in Holy Cross’ contests. He also notched three doubles and four walks to finish with an on-base percentage of .571 for the week. Perry had an outstanding doubleheader as the Crusaders swept the Black Knights on Saturday. He was 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in an 11-2 win in game one, and went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs in game two. Perry also played a big role in two one-run wins in non-League play, hitting a home run in a 6-5 victory over Massachusetts on Tuesday and going 3-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored in a 12-11 triumph at Harvard on Wednesday. He notched the game-winning single in the ninth inning against the Crimson. Perry leads the Patriot League with six home runs and a .688 slugging percentage this year. Perry receives his first Player of the Week award. Continue reading
Here is your Patriot League Recap for April 5th
Game 1: Army 8 Holy Cross 1
Game 2: Army 5 Holy Cross 2
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Ben Koenigsfeld allowed one run in the first inning, then fired six scoreless frames for a complete-game victory in the opener and Clint Moore tripled, doubled, scored two runs and drove in two runs in the nightcap, leading Army to a doubleheader sweep of Holy Cross in Patriot League action, Sunday afternoon at Doubleday Field. Continue reading