Navy Baseball Prepares for Postseason Play versus Holy Cross
In general, 2018 has been one for the books. The Mids got to play at Camden Yards in Baltimore in March, then in April not only did they play at historic, beautiful Fenway Park in Boston but they also got a workout in at the New England Patriot’s workout facility. The players have been racking up award after award, and apparently enjoy to keep the fans on their toes as the Mids have had seven extra inning games. The longest game was against Air Force in North Carolina at the Freedom Classic, as it lasted 16 innings (Mids lost, 11-10).
As the #1 seeded Midshipmen (34-12 overall, 18-7 conference) look to continue their unforgettable season, to the Patriot League Championship game, they first have to host and beat #4 Holy Cross for semifinals. Collectively on the season, they faced each other five times; a double header in Annapolis (split series) on March 24, then took the best of three at Holy Cross in April. Two of the five games went into extra innings.
Senior RHP Sam Kamhoot was awarded Patriot League Pitcher of the Week for his March 24 outting; pitched eight shutout innings, 111 pitches, 77 strikes.
After the April Holy Cross meeting, junior Noah Song was awarded PL Pitcher of the Week for his efforts. He pitched in Game 1 of the three game meeting, in which was a seven-inning game of a pitchers duel. Each team used their starting pitcher for all seven innings; Song allowed two hits, walked four, struck out nine, faced 26 batters. Holy Cross’s Pat McGowen allowed one hit, walked four, struck out seven, faced 25.
The Mids hosted, and beat, Holy Cross for the 2016 Patriot League Championship title.
This weekend, May 5 (dh) and May 6, you can catch Navy hosting Longwood University. The team will then have five days to prepare for battle.