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Song’s 16 Strikeouts and Explosive Offense Power Mids to 16-1 Win

Junior RHP posted fifth highest single-game strikeout total; offense pounds out 21 hits


Baseball Named as Winner of the 2015-16 Director of Athletics Cup

Mids went 43-16-1 and won first NCAA Tournament game since 2002


Gillingham Completes 2016 Campaign with Bluefield Blue Jays

May graduate to begin service assignment with SWO community later in August


Baseball Places Six Midshipmen on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

Born and Gillingham led as two-time honoree


Gillingham & Song Named to ABCA All-East Regional Team

Duo went 17-7 with combined 2.53 ERA for Mids


Army - Navy Baseball Series, April 26-27

Army and Navy battle for the N Star in Annapolis.


Navy vs. Quinnipiac Series, March 14-15

Mids host the Bobcats on the weekend of March 14-15

Career Statistics | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

Career Honors:
• Second-Team All-American: Louisville Slugger (2015) & NCBWA (2015)
• Semifinalist: Golden Spikes Award & Dick Howser Trophy (2015)
• National Pitcher of the Year Semifinalist (2015)
• First-Team ABCA All-East (2015)
• Second-Team All-ECAC (2015)
• Patriot League Pitcher of the Year, Unanimous (2015)
• First-Team All-Patriot League, Unanimous (2015 - SP)
• Perfect Game Midseason Pitcher of the Year (2015)
• Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2014)
• Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week (2/16/15, 2/23/15, 3/16/15, 4/20/15)
• Patriot League Pitcher of the Week (2/16/15, 2/23/15, 3/16/15, 4/6/15, 4/20/15)
• Patriot League Rookie of the Week (4/15/13 & 4/29/13)

Career Highs
Innings Pitched: 9.0, two times, MR: vs. NYIT (3/14/15)
Strikeouts: 16, at North Carolina A&T (2/13/15)
Longest Start w/1 hit: 7.0 IP, three times, MR: at Lehigh (4/18/15)
Longest Outing w/o walk: 8.0 IP, two times, MR: at Lafayette (4/11/15)

2015 (Junior):
• In his first season as staff ace after an injury sidelined 2014 Patriot League Pitcher of the Year Anthony Parenti, he produced one of the finest pitching seasons in Navy program history, as well as in the entire NCAA in 2015
• Finished as a semifinalist for both the Golden Spikes Award and Dick Howser Trophy, as the nation’s top collegiate player; as well as to watch list for National Pitcher of the Year presented by the National College Baseball Hall of Fame
• Named to Second-Team Louisville Slugger and NCBWA All-American teams
• Led NCAA Division I in both Hits/9 (4.75) and WHIP (0.70) categories
• Ranked fourth nationally with 1.19 ERA and tops amongst pitchers with more than 70 innings pitched
• Also was top-10 in Strikeout/9 (3rd-11.99), Strikeout-to-Walk ratio (8th-7.93) and complete games (10th-5)
• Rounded out top DI rankings with 46th-best Walk/9 average (1.51) and 63rd most wins (8)
• Won the Patriot League pitching Triple Crown as he led the league in ERA (1.19), wins (8) and strikeouts (111); led nearest competitor by 0.82 in ERA, one in wins and 19 in strikeouts
• Opponents batted a league-low .151 off him and only recorded eight extra-base hits over 83.1 innings pitched; right-handed hitters managed only a .143 average (34-237), while lefties were 10 of 55 for a .182 mark
• Hurled 11 straight quality starts to begin season with only two starts of more than one earned run: 3 ER versus Princeton (3/21) and 2 ER versus Bucknell (3/28)
• Opened 2015 campaign by striking out the first 12 batters he faced at North Carolina A&T (2/13) over the first four innings on just 54 pitches; after giving up only baserunner (a hit) in the fifth inning he finished with 16 punchouts, the fifth most in a single-game by a Midshipmen and highest total since 1986; amongst NCAA hurlers it ranked fourth on the season
• Came back next week versus UMES and repeated his 7.0-inning, one-hit line; notched 14 strikeouts
• Recorded 12 or more strikeouts in four of first five starts (16, 14, 12, 8, 15)
• Nine-inning, complete game shutout versus NYIT (3/14) was the first of his career and the first of three on the season; finished with a line of 9.0 innings, two hits, one walk and 15 strikeouts
• Kept ERA under 1.00 until March 21; after four weeks between 1.02 and 1.24 eventually went sub-1.00 again on April 18 after seven innings of one-hit shutout ball versus Lehigh; that contest was his third one-hit outing of the season as Mids won 4-0 and he improved to 7-1 on year
• In league-play, only allowed four runs (three earned) in five starts over 36.0 innings. Went 5-0 with 39 strikeouts and a .155 opponents’ batting average
• A strong competitor with runners on base, he allowed opponents to post just a .138 batting average (13-94)

2014 (Sophomore):

• Finished 11th amongst qualified Patriot League starting pitchers in ERA (3.33), ninth in opponentrs batting average (.257), ninth in innings pitched (67.2), sixth in strikeouts (59)
• Had a 59:21 strikeout to walk ratio
• Hurled six quality starts (6 IP a 3 or less ER), including four of five starts in Patriot League play
• In five conference starts, he was 2-2 with a 2.16 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 38 strikeouts and 3 complete games over 33.1 innings pitched; had at least 6 strikeouts in each start
• At home versus Holy Cross (4/6), Lehigh (4/20) and Army (4/27), he threw complete games (7 IP) with just five hits and one run allowed in each
• Against Crusaders on April 6, he tied a career-high with 12 strikeouts
• Received just 39 runs of support in 12 starts (with 18 runs coming in 2 games)
• Held left-handed opponent's to a team-low .131 batting average

2013 (Freshman):
• Posted the second-lowest ERA amongst pitchers on the staff with six or more starts with a 3.23 ERA in 53.0 innings over 14 appearances
• Had a 45:9 strikeout to walk ratio
• Made collegiate debut at Norfolk State (2/16) throwing 3.0 scoreless innings of two-hit ball
• Permanently joined the starting rotation vs. Princeton (3/24) and made seven straight starts
• Had three consecutive quality starts in final three Patriot League starts: at Holy Cross (4/14), vs. Lafayette (4/21) and at Lehigh (4/27)
• Threw his first-career complete game at Lehigh (4/27) going 9.0 innings with 12 strikeouts, seven hits, one walk and one run allowed

High School:
• Named to the MaxPreps San Diego All-League Team as a junior
• Two-time team MVP, captain and all-league selection for coach Sam Ceci at Coronado High School
• Named basketball team MVP and co-captain as a senior...led basketball team to consecutive league championships (2011 and `12)
• Forced to miss his senior baseball season due to injury
• Member of the National Honor Society all four years of high school

• Son of Bruce and Jeannette
• Lists basketball, golf and working on cars as some of his interests
• Has lived in California, Puerto Rico, Toronto, Jacksonville, Fla. and Chesapeake, Va. due to his father’s career in the U.S. Navy
• High school classmates with fellow ‘16 USNA athletes Joseph Rodgers (Water Polo) and Peri Curtis (Women’s Basketball)

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