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Pair of Midweek Games Await Mids

April 10, 2017

GAMES 36-37: NAVY (23-12) vs. TOWSON (12-16) / at MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE (7-23)
 When Tuesday, April 11, 3 p.m. | Wednesday, April 12, 3 p.m.
 Location (Tuesday) Annapolis, Md. | Terwilliger Brothers Field at Max Bishop Stadium | Directions
 Location (Wednesday) Princess Anne, Md. | Hawks Stadium 
 Tuesday Probable Starting Pitchers Navy: So. LHP Rece Goodman (0-1, 6.60) | Towson Jr. LHP David Marriggi (3-1, 3.79)
 Wednesday Probable Starting Pitchers Navy: Fr. RHP Nicholas Elder (0-0, 0.00) | MDES Fr. RHP Dwayne Marshall (0-1, 5.89
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Following a four-game weekend sweep of Lafayette, the Navy baseball team will be back in action with two midweek contests beginning on Tuesday afternoon. A matchup with the Towson Tigers (12-16) will be first up for the Mids (23-12) on Tuesday at Terwilliger Brothers Field at Max Bishop Stadium before the team heads out on the road for a Wednesday tilt at Maryland Eastern Shore (7-23). Both games are slated for 3 p.m. first pitches.

The matchup with Towson will be the first of the season for Navy, while the Mids will be wrapping up their home-and-home series with the Hawks as they took a 17-5 victory in Annapolis on March 8. In that game a slow start put the Mids down 4-1 through two innings,  but the team went to its relief arms and got seven innings of one-run pitching, while its offense broke out with 15 combined runs over the fifth, sixth and seventh innings against the Hawks.

A balanced offensive showing versus Maryland Eastern Shore was led by CF Logan Knowles and Zach Biggers as Knowles went 3-for-3 with five runs scored and three stolen bases, while Biggers did his damage from the nine-spot in the batting order and went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and three runs scored. In total, five different Mids had two RBI on Wednesday.

On the mound, Navy’s first arm out of the bullpen, Sean Kamhoot settled UMES’ offense down and hurled 4.0 innings of four-hit, shutout baseball. He was followed up out of the bullpen by the freshmen duo of Austin Rader and Thomas Wilson, who combined to close out the final three innings with one unearned run crossing for the Hawks.

Probable Pitchers

Navy is set to have sophomore LHP Rece Goodman and freshman RHP Nicholas Elder make starts over this two-game run with Goodman pitching on Tuesday and Elder on the road on Wednesday … Goodman will be making his third start of the 2017 season and eighth total appearance as he most recently hurled 3.0 innings of four-hit scoreless relief on April 4 … He has previously started versus Georgetown on Feb. 28 (2.0 IP, 5R/2ER, 2 K) and against New York Tech on March 19 (2.2 IP, 2R, 3 K) … Elder’s start will be the first of his young career as he’s appeared against New York Tech on March 18 (1.0 IP, 0 R, 1 K) and Coppin State (1.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 K) … Goodman has a 6.60 ERA over 15.0 innings pitched to go along with nine strikeouts, while Elder has a 0.00 ERA with 2.2 total innings on the mound.

Towson will counter Goodman with junior LHP David Marriggi … The southpaw will be making his second straight start in midweek competition as got the assignment on April 4 at George Mason and threw 4.0 hitless and scoreless innings … For the year, Marriggi has appeared in eight games with one start and thrown 19.0 innings with eight earned runs allowed for 3.79 ERA … He has a 16:16 strikeout-to-walk ration.

Maryland Eastern Shore is set to send Dwayne Marshall, a freshman right-hander out to mound on Wednesday … Over his nine appearances and one start (March 29 at Mount St. Marys, 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1K), Marshall has posted a 5.89 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 18.1 innings … His ERA is bloated after allowing 11 of his 12 earned runs in his first two appearances of the year.

Navy vs. Towson

The Midshipmen are 27-10-2 all-time versus the Tigers in a series that dates back to 1969 … Navy has won two in row versus Towson

Last 5 meetings (3-2)  …
March 16, 2016 at Towson, W, 6-5
March 11, 2015 at Annapolis, W, 3-2
March 9, 2014 at Annapolis, L, 3-2
April 3, 2013 at Annapolis, W, 5-4
March 4, 2012 at Annapolis, L, 9-2 

Navy vs. Eastern Shore

The Midshipmen are 29-5 all-time versus the Hawks in a series that dates back to 1995 … Navy is currently on a five-game winning streak versus Maryland Eastern Shore.

Last 5 meetings (5-0) ...
March 8, 2017 at Annapolis, W, 17-6
March 30, 2016 at Princess Anne, W, 16-4
March 9, 2016 at Annapolis, W, 11-2
April 8, 2015 at Princess Anne, W, 3-2 (10)
Feb. 22, 2015 at Kinston, N.C., W, 11-5 

Comparing the Teams

Navy Towson MDES
Record 23-12 12-16 7-23
Batting Avg. .313 .243 .232
On-Base Pct. .398 .341 .303
Runs/Game 7.5 5.5 3.4
Stolen Bases-Att. 35-39 31-46 40-50
Fielding Pct. .970 .949 .941
ERA 4.26 5.68 6.79
K/9 8.0 5.7 5.6
Opp. Batting Avg. .270 .286 .308

Stat Leaderboard

Navy Towson MDES
Batting Average  T. Blue - .374 R. Miller - .341 J. Trower - .327
Runs Scored L. Knowles - 40 R. Palacios - 21 T. Friis - 16
Hits T. Blue - 52 R. Palacios - 33 Rotondo/Trower - 33
Extra-Base Hits L. Saile - 18 A. Gallo - 10 J. Trower - 7
RBI L. Saile - 45 Miller/Palacios - 18 J. Trower - 19
Stolen Bases L. Knowles - 13 R. Palacios - 11 Rotondo/Wesley - 8
ERA (Starter) K. Condry - 3.63 K. Ross - 3.63 Z. Mills - 1.99
ERA (Reliever) T. Seabrooke - 1.59 D. Marriggi - 3.79 D. Marshall - 5.89
Wins N. Song - 5 D. Marriggi - 3 W. Martin - 3
Strikeouts N. Song - 62 M. Adams - 30 Z. Mills - 31

Up Next

After the pair of midweek contests, Navy will head to Bethlehem, Pa. for a four-game Patriot League matchup against Lehigh beginning on Saturday, April 15 … The Mids are currently tied for first place in the league with a 6-2 record, while the Mountain Hawks, are in fifth with a 2-6 mark.



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