Road Midweek Tilt at Delaware State Awaits Navy
|GAME 20: NAVY (12-7) at DELAWARE STATE (6-9)|
|When||Wednesday., March 22, 3 p.m.|
|Location||Dover, Del. | Soldier Field|
|Probable Starting Pitchers||Navy: Fr. RHP Trey Seabrooke (0-0, 0.00) | Delaware State: TBA|
|Live Stats||Live Stats|
|Social Media||@NavyAthletics | Facebook | Instagram|
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Navy baseball team will look to make it 10 wins in a row on Wednesday afternoon with a road matchup in Dover, Del. versus Delaware State. The Mids (12-7) and Hornets (6-9) will wrap up a home-and-home series that began last Thursday in Annapolis. Navy was victorious in that pitchers’ duel that was eventually decided by two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning. First pitch between the teams on Wednesday is scheduled for 3 p.m. at DSU’s Soldier Field.
First Matchup (Thursday, March 16)
Navy extended its winning streak to five games last Thursday afternoon with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Delaware State at home … The game was controlled by each team’s pitching staff over the first seven innings before the Mids turned a late 2-1 deficit into a win over the Hornets courtesy of a two-RBI double by Leland Saile in the bottom of the eighth.
In a game that coasted to a final time of 2:15, aggressive and effective pitching was key throughout and the freshmen duo of Austin Rader and Trey Seabrooke took the lead on Thursday and hurled five innings of three-hit scoreless baseball for Navy to start … In the second half of the game, a pair of seniors in Brian Wikoff and Jett Meenach did the heavy lifting with four innings of one-hit scoreless pitching … Two unearned runs off of Andrew Sauer in the top of the eighth inning were the only blemish for the Mids’ pitching staff in the game.
For the game, Navy outhit Delaware State, 7-5 … Saile recorded a team-high two hits for the Mids on Thursday.
A perfect six-up, six-down run of pitching action over the eighth and ninth innings by Meenach helped him improve his individual record to 2-1 in 2017.
Freshman RHP Trey Seabrooke is slated to get the ball for Navy on Wednesday in his first collegiate start … Last Thursday’s relief appearance was the first of Seabrooke’s career … The freshman right-hander tossed 3.0 innings with two hits and one walk allowed, while striking out two Hornet batters … Likely held to a strict pitch count for his start on Wednesday, Seabrooke threw 35 pitches in his prior relief appearance.
As of Tuesday, Delaware State had yet to name a starting pitcher … The Hornets are on a run of four games in three days, as they played a re-scheduled doubleheader at Norfolk State on Monday before hosting LaSalle on Tuesday.
Navy vs. Delaware State
The Midshipmen are 21-6-1 all-time versus the Hornets in a series that dates back to 1980. Navy is currently on a six-game winning streak against Delaware State.
Last five meetings (5-0) …
March 16, 2017 at Annapolis, W, 3-2
April 13, 2016 at Dover, W, 16-4
March 2, 2016 at Annapolis, W, 20-4
April 15, 2015 at Dover, W, 15-7
March 9, 2015 at Annapolis, W, 13-2
Comparing the Teams
|Opp. Batting Avg.||.265||.259|
|Batting Average||L. Knowles - .365||E. Regez - .347|
|Runs Scored||L. Knowles - 26||D. Maisonet - 10|
|Hits||Blue/Knowles - 27||Maisonet/Regez - 17|
|Extra-Base Hits||Born/Saile - 9||A. Bentley - 5|
|RBI||L. Saile - 25||Bentley/Maisonet - 9|
|Stolen Base||L. Knowles - 10||J. Gillis - 3|
|ERA (Starter)||N. Song - 3.38||T. Dill - 1.96|
|ERA (Reliever)||J. Meenach - 2.45||G. Coverdale - 1.42|
|Wins||N. Song - 3||6 Players - 1|
|Strikeouts||N. Song - 38||G. Lawson - 16|
The Mids will host their final non-conference series tune-up before Patriot League play as the Princeton Tigers come to town for the two teams’ annual four-game series. Single games on Friday (3 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.) sandwich a Saturday doubleheader (12 p.m.) at Max Bishop Stadium.