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Baseball Begins Six-Game Home Stand on Wednesday vs. Delaware State

Craig Veech

March 19, 2013

Delaware State (12-6) at Navy (7-11)
Date Wed., March 20 • 3 p.m.
Location Annapolis, Md. | Terwilliger Brothers Field at Max Bishop Stadium (1,500)
Probable Starting Pitchers DSU - Sr. LHP Ryan Haas (0-1)
Navy - Sr. RHP Johnny Schoberl (0-3)
Season Stats Delaware State | Navy
Live Stats Gametracker

After playing six games in Florida, the Navy baseball team has returned to Annapolis and will begin a six-game home stand on Wednesday with Delaware State. The two teams will meet at 3 p.m. at Terwilliger Brothers Field at Max Bishop Stadium.

Midweek Quick Hitters
• When NCAA statistics were released on Monday, the Navy pitching staff ranked 41st in the nation in strikeouts per nine innings with an average of 8.1. Navy's strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.83 is currently 26th-best in the country.

• Senior Ben Nelson was named Patriot League Pitcher of the Week on Monday for the third time this season after striking out a career-high 13 batters in Navy's 6-5 win over Yale last Saturday. With 39 Ks and just three walks in five starts this season, Nelson ranks fifth in the nation in strikeout-to-walk ratio. Nelson's 39 Ks rank 23rd in the country and his walks per nine innings average of 0.78 ranks 26th.

• For the third consecutive week, senior outfielder Greg Dupell ranks among the nation's best in doubles. Dupell's 10 doubles rank seventh in the country, just three behind the national leader.

• Junior first baseman Kash Manzelli continues to lead Navy at the plate as he currently boasts a .333 batting average. His 21 hits and 13 runs scored are also tops on the team. Manzelli led Navy over its six-game trip to Florida as he hit .391.

• Dupell leads Navy in RBIs with 13, which also ranks in a tie for second in the Patriot League. He has three multi-RBI games and six multi-hit games so far this season.

• With nine appearances out of the bullpen this season, Joel Rinehart now has a career total of 64, which ranks second in program history.

• So far in 2013, the Mids haven't walked an opposing batter in four of their 18 games. Last season, Navy didn't issue a walk in just four of its 52 games.

About Delaware State
The Hornets enter Wednesday's game at 12-6 on the season and are coming off a three-game sweep of Norfolk State last weekend ... As a team, DSU is hitting .308, with Cameron Cecil's .362 average leading the team ... Aaron Nardone is the team's top run-producer with 16 RBIs ... On the mound, the Hornets have a 4.57 ERA and opponents are batting .260 against them.

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Up Next
Navy will host Princeton in a four-game series this weekend, beginning on Friday at 3 p.m. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday at noon and then close the series with a single game at noon on Sunday.

Kids are encouraged to stick around after Sunday's game as the Navy baseball team will be hosting a free, on-field clinic.



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