On Friday April 20, the Navy Midshipmen traveled up to historic Fenway Park to take on the Army Black Knights for Game One of a three game series.
Last month the two teams met at Camden Yards in Baltimore for a double-header, in which Army took both games. That was the game where there was a snow delay… remember that day? (I think I’ve thawed out by now.)
Upon their arrival, the Midshipmen were the honorary guests to the New England Patriot’s practice facility. There, they got in a short workout, and tour.
For game time, things heated up. For starters, Noah Song tossed a complete game, allowing three hits, walked two, struck out 11. Offensively, sophomore Zach Biggers went three for five, with one of which was a double. Junior Christian Hodge was three for four; walked once, and hit two homeruns, with four RBIs. Hodge was named Patriot League Player of the Week.
The Mids won Game One with a score 4-0, with 6485 spectators.
After the game, the teams traveled to West Point, NY for a doubleheader on Sunday.
The first game of the second day, was rather silent; Navy had seven hits, and scored twice. Navy’s pitching held Army to only two hits, and one run. Each team used two pitchers. Navy did win in a come-from-behind fashion; the Black Knights struck first in the fourth, then top of the seventh (final inning as it was a DH), Navy scored twice.
The second game was electric for the Mids. The bats were hot as they had 15 hits, had nine runs, only four struck out. It was truly the third inning that set the tone as Army committed an error, Navy’s Logan Knowles stole second, Liam Lowery tripled; mayhem. Four runs were scored by Navy in the third inning. Army’s three pitchers faced 43 batters while Navy’s two pitchers (Sean Kamhoot and Colin Brady) faced 30. Final score was Navy 8, Army 0.
With the Mid’s wins over Army, they clinched a playoff berth, as they are 15-6 in the Patriot League, and 31-11 overall.