Navy Welcomes Penn, Monmouth and Towson For Non-Conference Weekend Slate
March 6, 2014
Navy Welcomes Penn, Monmouth and Towson For Home Round-Robin Action
The Navy baseball team will host an action-packed weekend of non-conference contests at Max Bishop Stadium as the Mids welcome Penn, Monmouth and Towson. The four teams will play three games total with single games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday against a new opponent. All-time Navy has .500 or above records against all three programs.
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Navy vs. Penn
The Midshipmen are 56-37-3 all-time versus the Quakers. Navy is currently on a one-game winning streak versus Penn.
Last 10 Meetings (3-7)... Last Meeting 1999 (Neutral Site, Navy 16 - Penn 1)
Navy vs. Monmouth
The Midshipmen are 9-9 all-time versus the Hawks. Navy is currently on a three-game losing streak versus Monmouth.
Last 10 Meetings (5-5)... Last Meeting 2010 (Annapolis, Md., Monmouth 3 - Navy 1)
Navy vs. Towson
The Midshipmen are 25-9-2 all-time versus the Tigers. Navy is currently on a one-game winning streak versus Towson.
Last 10 Meetings (5-4-1)... Last Meeting 2013 (Baltimore, Md., Navy 5 - Towson 3)
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 375-266-9 versus members of the Ivy League: Princeton (58-45), Columbia (57-21-2), Penn (56-37-3), Cornell (48-30), Yale (46-30), Dartmouth (41-24-3), Brown (40-22), Harvard (29-57-1).
Navy versus the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
A July 2013 addition to the MAAC, Monmouth becomes Navy’s most played opponent in the league. All-time the Mids are 27-9 versus members of the MAAC: Iona (11-0), Monmouth (9-9), Siena (3-0), Fairfield (2-0) and Rider (2-0).
Navy versus the Colonial Athletic Association
Similar to the MAAC, the makeup of the CAA underwent changes before the 2013-14 school year as Old Dominion, Georgia State and George Mason exited the league, while the College of Charleston entered. All-time Navy is 67-32 versus current members of the CAA: Towson (25-9-2), Delaware (21-9), William & Mary (19-7), College of Charleston (1-5), James Madison (1-0), UNC-Wilmington (0-2).
Pitching Leads Navy Through Nine Games
After graduating the 3- and 4-hole hitters of its lineup in the form of Dave Milanes and Greg Dupell, the Midshipmen offense has been working hard on filling that hole in the heart of their batting order and forming a well-rounded lineup over the first three series ... With the offense still finiding its footing early on, the pitching staff has stepped up in a big way to help the squad win three games and lose four others by two or less runs ... Overall, Navy’s staff has posted a 2.91 ERA over 77.1 innings pitched with 74 strikeouts ... 10 pitchers have appeared in games through nine games with Sam Sorenson and Andrew Bartek leading the team in four games pitched each in relief ... The starting rotation of Anthony Parenti (3-0, 0.92 ERA), Stephen Moore (0-2, 1.89) and Luke Gillingham (0-2, 3.86) has given Navy five quality starts (6 IP/3ER or less) in their nine combined outings.
Base Stealers Beware
The combination of strong-armed catchers and attentive pitchers has helped Navy put its stamp on opponent’s base stealing game. Through nine games, the Mids have allowed just 40% of base stealers to successfully nab extra bases ... Jr. C Jack Keller has allowed just 2-of-5 would be base stealers to reach safely ... Jr. LHP Anthony Parenti leads the pitching staff with only a 25% base stealer success rate.
You’ll Have To Earn It ... No Free Passes
Stephen Moore has continued his mastery of the strike zone in early 2014 action as the junior has yet to walk a batter over his first 19.0 innings pitched ... He is one of 12 pitchers with 10.0 or more innings pitched in Division 1 to have not allowed a free pass ... His 23:0 strikeout to walk ratio can’t be positioned in the NCAA’s computerized rankings due to it being mathematically “undefined”
NCAA’s Highest Strikeout to Walk Ratios
1. Frank Duncan - Kansas 27:0 23.1 innings
2. Stephen Moore - Navy 23:0 19 innings
3. Christian Trent - Ole Miss 19:0 20.1 innings
3. Bryan Bonnell - UNLV 19:0 22.2 innings
5. Bailey Ober - Col. of Charleston 18.0 18.0 innings
6. Chase Henry - Col.of Charleston 16:0 12.1 innings
7. Evan Manarino - UC Irvine 14:0 16.1 innings
8. Ryan Askew - Mercer 12:0 14.1 innings
9. Jared Poche - LSU 10:0 13.0 innings
Seven Game Homestand Finishes Up
This weekend’s four-game series closes out Navy’s first long homestand of 2014 ... After a road game at UMBC on Thursday, the Mids will be home for 10 straight contests leading into Patriot League play.