Baseball Meets UMES and Delaware State in Midweek Action
April 16, 2012
The Navy baseball team will play a pair of non-conference games this week as it will travel to Maryland-Eastern Shore on Tuesday for a 3 p.m. game, and then return home to face Delaware State at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Max Bishop Stadium.
Midweek Quick Hitters
Greg Dupell enters Tuesday's game with a season-high six-game hitting streak ... Dupell hit .429 (6-for-14) in last weekend's series with Holy Cross ... In five games last week, Dupell drove in a total of six runs and leads Navy in RBIs this season with 29.
The three hits surrendered by the Navy pitching staff in the 8-2 win over Holy Cross on Sunday marked the lowest hit total for any Navy opponent since March 5, 2011, when Navy held Central Connecticut State to just three hits.
Alex Azor picked up five hits last weekend and now has 191 for his career, which is seventh most in Navy history ... He now needs 11 hits to move into a tie for 5th place on the program's all-time list.
Since returning to the lineup on March 14, Azor has reached base safely in all 22 games in which he has appeared.
In three starting assignments last weekend, freshman catcher Chris Cannon hit .444 (4-for-9) with a double and a triple.
The Navy pitching staff continues to lead the league in strikeouts with a total of 257.
The Hawks enter Tuesday's game with an overall record of 9-27 and are 8-7 in MEAC play ... The team is coming off a three-game series with Norfolk State where it went 1-2 ... UMES has played one Patriot League opponent in Lehigh and dropped both games of a doubleheader (7-6, 5-3) ... As a team, the Hawks are hitting .261 ... Tre-von Johnson leads the team with a .341 batting average, while Jeff Fleetwood's 22 RBIs are tops on the team ... The pitching staff has an ERA of 7.46 ERA and has a total of 192 strikeouts and 190 walks.
About Delaware State
DSU has won six of its last seven games and is coming off a three-game sweep of Coppin State ... The Hornets are 21-14-1, overall, with an 11-1 mark in conference play ... In its only meeting against a Patriot League opponent, the Hornets dropped a 3-2 game at Lehigh ... Delaware State has a team batting average of .293 with five starters hitting over .300 ... Ryan Haas is the team leader in batting average (.385), hits (50) and RBIs (35) ... The Hornets sport a team ERA of 4.16 and opponents are hitting .286 off the DSU pitching staff, which has a total of 198 strikeouts and 116 walks.
Navy will hit the road for four games at Lafayette. Just one game separates the two teams in the league standings as the Leopards are 4-8 in Patriot League play and Navy is 3-9.