Baseball Begins 2014 Home Schedule With Three-Game Set Versus Cornell On Saturday
Feb. 27, 2014
Navy Welcomes Cornell For 2014 Home Opener
After six road games and a seventh cancelled due to weather the Navy baseball team will host Cornell in its 2014 home opener. Former foes in the Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League from 1948 through 1992, the Mids and Big Red will meet for just the third time since 1992. Over the team's last 10 meetings dating back to 1989, the series is tied 5-5. Overall, the head-to-head is 47-28 in favor of Navy.
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Navy vs. Cornell
The Midshipmen are 47-28 all-time versus the Big Red. Navy is currently on a three-game losing streak versus Cornell.
Last 10 meetings (5-5)...
2/28/09 at Annapolis, Md., L, 5-4
2/28/09 at Annapolis, Md., L, 7-0
1992 at Annapolis, Md., L, 9-1
1992 at Annapolis, Md., W, 11-2
1991 at Ithaca, N.Y., W, 1-0
1991 at Ithaca, N.Y., W, 8-3
1990 at Annapolis, Md., W, 3-1
1990 at Annapolis, Md., W, 6-5
1989 at Ithaca, N.Y., L, 10-2
1989 at Ithaca, N.Y., L, 4-3
Mids & Big Red, Last Series
During the weekend of Feb. 28 - March 1, 2009, the Mids and Big Red were scheduled to play a four-game series in Annapolis. Cornell swept the Day One action with 7-0 and 5-4 results before seeing Sunday's twinbill get cancelled due to inclement weather.
After getting shutout in Game One, a two-run RBI single by Steven Soares and a pair of wild pitches gave Navy its four runs on offense in a tight Game Two. Reliever Jonathan Berkowitz was saddled with the loss in the night cap despite yielding just one run and two hits over four innings of work to close out the game. Berkowitz retired 10 of the last 11 batters he faced.
For the two-game set, Cornell outhit Navy 17-10. Josh Moore, Kendall Bolt and Michael Speciale all had two hits for the Mids. On the mound, Navy pitchers had 16 strikeouts in 16 innings pitched.
Navy versus the Ivy League
Members of the old-EIBL (Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League), the Mids have a long and storied history with current Ivy League programs. All-time Navy is 374-264-9 versus members of the Ivy League: Princeton (58-45), Columbia (57-21-2), Penn (56-37-3), Cornell (47-28), Yale (46-30), Dartmouth (41-24-3), Brown (40-22), Harvard (29-57-1).
Parenti Amongst NCAA Best
Anthony Parenti's dominant beginning to 2014 continued last Friday versus Air Force as the junior threw a nine-inning complete-game shutout allowing just four hits and one walk, while striking out 13 ... It was his first career complete game shutout and also marked a career high for strikeouts.
The southpaw is in elite company amongst D1 hurlers with 13.0 or more innings pitched with zero runs allowed ...
1. Anthony Parenti, Navy - 15.0 ip, 19 K, 6 H, 2 BB, 2-0
1. Chris Ellis, Ole Miss - 15.0 ip, 8 K, 9 H, 2 BB, 2-0
3. Jake Lemoine, Houston - 14.2 ip, 12 K, 8 H, 2 BB, 1-0
4. Chase Mallard, UAB - 14.1 ip, 22 K, 1 H, 2 BB, 2-0
5. Brandon Finnegan, TCU - 14.0, 22 K, 9 H, 3 BB, 2-0
5. Grayson Long, Texas A&M - 14.0, 9 K, 7 H, 4 BB, 1-0
7. Aaron Nola, LSU - 13.0, 14 K, 4 H, 1 BB, 2-0
7. Jared Miller, Vanderbilt - 13.0, 10 K, 5 H, 0 BB, 2-0
7. Daulton Jefferies, California - 13.0, 12 K, 8 H, 4 BB, 2-0
Four Patriot League Awards in Two Weeks
With Anthony Parenti's second straight Patriot League Pitcher of the Week award, the Navy program has garnered four weekly honors from the league ... In Week One, Jr. 2B Brad Borosak (Player of the Week) and Fr. SS Travis Blue (Rookie of the Week) joined Parenti.
Home Sweet Home
This weekend's series begins a seven-game homestand for the Mids ... Overall, 17 of Navy's next 18 games will be at home.