Last weekend, the Naval Academy Midshipmen hosted the Army Black Knights for the Patriot League Championship, for a “best of three” series.
Due to rain, the games were pushed back two days; instead of Game 1 on Friday May 18th, Game 1 was played on Sunday May 20th. The Midshipmen lost the first game 8-5 despite valiant efforts by starting pitcher Noah Song. We have been watching Song all season as he has racked up accolade after accolade, and pitching complete gems.
Game 2 was then played on Monday May 21, in which the Mids also lost, 5-3. Senior Sean Kamhoot was the starting pitcher, who also has racked up a few awards from the season.
Throughout the season, senior Stephen Born has been selected for Player of the Week awards as well, but picked up a major award during Commissioning Week:
“…was awarded the NAAA Sword for Men, which is presented to that man of the graduating class who is considered by the Association’s Athletic Council to have personally excelled in men’s athletics during his years of varsity competition.” – navysports.com
Yes, baseball season has come to an end, but for the seniors, their lives are just now beginning.
Friday May 25, all five of the seniors walked across the stage at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, and declared as “Ensign” (Navy) or “2nd Lt” (Marine Corps).
Thank you, seniors, for the incredible four years of baseball. Best of luck with your military careers.