Center Valley, Pa. – Defending Patriot League Baseball champion Army has been selected by coaches and sports information directors to claim the crown again in 2010, as the Black Knights were picked first in the League’s preseason poll announced on Wednesday.
Army garnered 46 points and eight first-place votes to take the spot in the poll. The Black Knights were followed by Bucknell, which had 39 points and the remaining four first-place votes. Holy Cross was picked third with 35 points, and followed in order by Navy (27), Lafayette (21) and Lehigh (12). Patriot League Baseball head coaches and sports information directors voted in the poll, and were not eligible to vote for their own teams.
The Naval Academy baseball team recently adopted 13 year old Michael DeMaio. Michael and his family were introduced to the team during the fall where they attended some football games with the team. The team has also visited the DeMaios’ house, attended Michael’s concert and Nicole’s swim meet, and talked to Michael numerous times, especially after doctor’s appointments.
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.
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 Interview with Jonathan Johnston→
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. Continue reading Patriot League Recap for April 26th→
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.
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 Patriot League Recap for April 25th→
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 Patriot League Recap for April 12th→
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 Patriot League Recap for April 11th→