Baseball Set To Host Princeton In Final Non-Conference Weekend Series Of 2014
March 21, 2014
Navy Welcomes Princeton For Seventh Straight Year
The Navy baseball team will host Princeton in the two program's annual March meeting in Annapolis. A final tune-up before Patriot League play, the teams have scheduled a four-game series every year since in 2008 ... This series with the Tigers will wrap up the Mids' 17-game season opening homestand ... Next week, Navy will travel to UMBC for a mid-week matchup on Wednesday before heading to Lewisburg, Pa. to take on the Bucknell Bison in the first weekend of Patriot League play.
Navy vs. Princeton
The Midshipmen are 58-45 all-time versus the Tigers. Navy is currently on a one-game winning streak and has taken four of its last five meeings.
Last 10 meetings (6-4)...
3/24/13 at Annapolis, W, 5-4 (11)
3/23/13 at Annapolis, L, 10-4
3/23/13 at Annapolis, W, 2-1
3/22/13 at Annapolis, W, 8-2
3/25/12 at Annapolis, W, 7-5
3/25/12 at Annapolis, L, 4-2 (8)
3/23/12 at Annapolis, L, 10-1
3/27/11 at Annapolis, L, 12-8
3/27/11 at Annapolis, W, 4-3
3/26/11 at Annapolis, W, 8-7
Breaking Down The Matchup
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Mids & Tigers, Last Series
During the weekend of March 22 - March 24, 2013, the Mids and Tigers faced off in Annapolis in a four-game series ... Meeting for the sixth straight season in a multi-game series, Navy took three of four games in close competition ... After winning Game One by six runs (8-2), the teams would square off in a pair of one-run games and one 10-4 win for Princeton ... Overall, Navy out-scored Princeton, 19-17, and held a 36-35 advantage in hits.
All He Does Is Win
Jr. LHP Anthony Parenti is 5-0 for the Mids over his first five starts to stand second in the nation in total victories. (ECU's Ryan Williams has six relief wins) ... He is one of only nine D1 starting pitchers to post five wins over their first five starts (as of 3/17) ...
Some of Parenti's elite company ...
Anthony Parenti, Navy 5-0, 0.50 ERA, 35.2 Innings, 38 Ks
Nathan Kirby, Virginia 5-0, 0.59 ERA, 30.2 Innings, 28 Ks
Sam Street, Texas-Pan Am. 5-0, 0.84 ERA, 42.2 Innings, 37 Ks
Aaron Garza, Houston 5-0, 0.97 ERA, 37.0 Innings, 23 Ks
Dan Savas, Illinois State 5-0, 1.12 ERA, 32.0 Innings, 27 Ks
Trent Thornton, UNC 5-0, 1.85 ERA, 34.0 Innings, 36 Ks
Josh Prevost, Seton Hall 5-0, 1.85 ERA, 39.0 Innings, 32 Ks
Justin Calomeni, Cal Poly 5-0, 1.95 ERA, 27.2 Innings, 36 Ks
Jeff Gold, Oregon 5-0, 2.56 ERA, 31.2 Innings, 29 Ks
Returning just 16 letterwinners from 2013, the Midshipmen knew that to be successful in 2014 that they would need significant contributions from their 15-man freshmen class ... SS Travis Blue has lead the group of first-year position players with a line of 19 GS, .294 batting average, 11 R, 10 RBI, 4 SB and .965 fielding percentage ... OF/DH Leland Saile has come on as of late and posted a .333 average over his last 8 games with 4 2B, 4 R and 8 RBI ... Behind the dish, C Nick Paglialonga and C Adrian Chinnery have started a combined 8 games and provided strong defense throughout.
On the mound, RHP Michael McCormick and RHP George Coughlin have garnered starting gigs over the past two weeks and provided the Mids with strong results. McCormick (1-1, 0.75 ERA, 12.0 Innings, 8 K, 5 H) and Coughlin (1-1, 2.81 ERA, 16.0 Innings, 12 K, 13 H) ... In relief, LHP Kevin McKelvey (1-0, 1.69 ERA, 5.1 Innings, 4 K, 5 H) and RHP Colby Sciarrilla (0-0, 2.45 ERA, 3.2 Innings, 3 K, 5 H) have put themselves in the conversation for earning important innings come Patriot League play.