Baseball Travels To Bucknell For Patriot League Opening Series
Jack Keller is hitting .346 over his last 14 games
March 28, 2014
Navy Begins Patriot League Play With Road Meeting At Bucknell
The Navy baseball team will begin its 2014 Patriot League campaign with a four-game series in Lewisburg, Pa. against the Bucknell Bison ... Always a formidable league foe, the Bison took three of four games last season in Annapolis ... Bucknell comes into the weekend following a doubleheader split with Penn State on Sunday ... The Mids (T1) and Bison (4th) were both selected to qualify for the Patriot League postseason according to the coaches’ poll that was voted on prior to the season.
Navy vs. Bucknell
The Midshipmen are 67-59-1 all-time versus the Bison. Navy is currently on a three-game losing streak against Bucknell.
Last 10 meetings (4-6)...
4/7/13 at Annapolis, L 16-10
4/7/13 at Annapolis, L, 3-1
4/6/13 at Annapolis, L, 8-4
4/6/13 at Annapolis, W, 2-1 (11)
4/8/12 at Lewisburg, L, 10-3
4/8/12 at Lewisburg, W, 3-2
4/7/12 at Lewisburg, W, 3-2
4/7/12 at Lewisburg, L, 3-2 (10)
4/18/11 at Annapolis, L, 15-7
4/18/11 at Annapolis, W, 6-5 (8)
|Opp. Batting Avg.||.225||.285|
Mids & Bison, Last Series
During the weekend of April 6-7, 2013, the Mids and Bison faced off in Annapolis in a four-game series ... In the home Patriot League opener for Navy, the hosts earned a 2-1 victory in 11 innings to open the series before falling in the final three games ... Overall, Bucknell out-scored Navy, 28-17 and held a 43-37 advantage in hits.
Offensively, Kash Manzelli (.467, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI), Brad Borosak (.364, 2 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI) and Connor Deneen (.333, 3 R, 1 2B) posted the three highest batting averages amongst Mids with nine or more plate appearances.
Stephen Moore, Brad Borosak and Andrew Bartek led the pitching staff with a combined 0.00 ERA over 12.0 innings pitched with eight strikeouts and nine hits allowed.
Ringing Up The Wins
Jr. LHP Anthony Parenti is 5-1 for the Mids over his first six starts to stand eighth in the nation in total victories. (ECU’s Ryan Williams has seven relief wins to lead the nation) ... The combination of winning games and eating innings has Parenti amongst the nation’s best hurlers with 5 or more wins in 40 or more innings pitched. Overall, 15 pitchers have reached that milestone ...
5 Victories & 40 or More Innings Pitched
Ryan Williams, East Carolina 7-1, 41.0 Innings
Aaron Garza, Houston 6-0, 46.0 Innings
Josh Prevost, Seton Hall 6-0, 48.0 Innings
Sam Street, UT-Pan American 6-0, 51.2 Innings
Carson Baranik, UL-Lafayette 5-0, 45.2 Innings
Montana Durapau, Beth.-Cook. 5-0, 52.0 Innings
Michael Murray, Fla. Gulf Coast 5-0, 44.2 Innings
Aaron Nola, Louisiana State 5-0, 40.1 Innings
Tate Scioneaux, SE Louisiana 5-0, 43.1 Innings
Chandler Shepherd, Kentucky 5-0, 41.0 Innings
Keegan Thompson, Auburn 5-0, 46.1 Innings
Trent Thornton, UNC 5-0, 42.0 Innings
Matt Imhof, Cal Poly 5-1, 42.2 Innings
Dillon Ortman, Auburn 5-1, 41.1 Innings
Anthony Parenti, Navy 5-1, 42.2 Innings
Reaching Base on the Regular
After sophomore OF Robert Currie saw his 20-game streak for reaching base safely (16 H, 2 BB, 2 HBP) come to a halt with an 0-for-4 showing versus Air Force earlier in the season, freshman SS Travis Blue has grabbed the baton and reached base in 16 (12 H, 3 BB, 1 HBP) before seeing his streak come to an end on March 23 vs. Princeton in Game 2 ... Currie has regained his spot as the holder of Navy’s longest streak as he’s now at 14 games (10 H, 2 HBP, 2 BB).