Army Baseball Update: 3/22

Joey Henshaw

The Army Black Knights baseball team capped off their 7-game road trip to Florida on Saturday night with a 12-2 loss to Ohio State. The loss dropped Army, who played some tough competition in the Sunshine State, to 6-7 overall as the Black Knights return to the friendly confines of Doubleday Field.

FLORIDA IN REVIEW

Army 12, Long Island University 11- In the opening game of their Florida trip, Army rallied and scored 3 runs in the ninth inning to top Long Island University. Clint Moore, Ben Koenigsfeld, and J.T. Watkins each had 3 hits to lead the Black Knights. Kevin McKague had a homer. Joey Henshaw allowed 2 hits in one inning to pick up his second win of the season.
Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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ARMY................ 050 101 113 - 12 19  3
LONG ISLAND......... 003 006 011 - 11 14  2
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Yale 9, Army 6- With Army leading 5-3 in the top of the seventh, Yale scored 4 runs in the eighth and 2 runs in the ninth to defeat the Black Knights. Steve Cummings takes the loss for Army. Army loaded the bases in their ninth but was only able plate 1 run.
Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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ARMY................ 002 012 001 -  6 12  2
YALE................ 030 000 42X -  9 11  1
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Florida 9, Army 3- Army and Florida were tied, 2-2, going into the bottom of the fifth. However, the No. 6 ranked Gators scored runs in each of their remaining innings to get the win. Ben Koenigsfeld had a long home run to left-center field for Army.
Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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ARMY................ 010 100 100 -  3  9  1
FLORIDA............. 110 031 21X -  9 10  0
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Army 13, Eastern Illinois 6- Ben Koenigsfeld blasts a grand slam to lead four-home run Army barrage. Shaun Wixted and Brandon Hines blasted their first career homers as the Black Knights out-hit EIU, 13-6. Steve Cummings allows 5 hits in 6 innings and walks none to pick up the win.
Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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ARMY................ 000 410 044 - 13 12  1
EASTERN ILLINOIS.... 000 202 020 -  6 11  1
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Bradley 8, Army 6- Bradley pitcher Joe Bircher shuts down the Black Knights in the first 3 innings of a 7-inning game. Trailing 8-1 going into the ninth, the Braves withstood a furious 5-run Cadet seventh. Kevin McKague had 2 hits for Army. Matt Fouch allowed 6 hits in 5 innings to take the loss.
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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BRADLEY............. 202 040 0 -  8  7  1
ARMY................ 000 105 0 -  6  7  6
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Bradley 3, Army 1- In the second game of Friday's doubleheader, Bradley again shut Army down in the first 3 innings. Leading, 1-0 going into the bottom of the sixth, Bradley plated 2 runs to take a 3-0 lead. Army was able to muster 1 run in the final inning to avoid the shutout. Logan Lee took the loss for the Black Knights after allowing 8 hits in 5 innings of work. Shaun Wixted extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a a seventh-inning double.
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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ARMY................ 000 000 1 -  1  4  0
BRADLEY............. 000 102 X -  3 11  0
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Ohio State 12, Army 2- No. 27 ranked Ohio State defeated Army, 12-2, in the finale of the Black Knight's Florida trip. The Cadet's Kirk Porter pitched an interesting game, striking out 9 while allowing 13 hits in 6 and 2/3s of an inning. Ohio State's Alex Wimmers also struck out 9. The Black Knights hung tough with the Buckeyes but Ohio State scored six runs in the ninth to seal the win. The loss dropped Army to 2-5 on their road trip and 6-7 overall.
Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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OHIO STATE.......... 002 100 216 - 12 22  1
ARMY................ 000 100 100 -  2 12  1
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ARMY STATISTICAL LEADERS

Batting (min 10 at bats)

Average: Shaun Wixted, .422
RBIs: Joey Henshaw, 17
Hits:Joey Henshaw and Ben Koenigsfeld, 20
HRs: Kevin McKague, 4


Pitching (min 10 batters faced)

Wins: Joey Henshaw and Ben Koenigsfeld, 2
Ks: Ben Koenigsfeld, 22
ERA: Ben Koenigsfeld, 1.56
Opp. BA: Ben Koenigsfeld, .232
Saves: Kevin McKague, 3


ARMY BASEBALL THIS WEEK

Tuesday, Mar. 23, 3:00 p.m. Quinnipiac at West Point, N.Y
Friday, Mar. 26, 3:00 p.m. Cornell at West Point, N.Y
Saturday, Mar. 27, 12:00 p.m. Cornell at West Point, N.Y
Saturday, Mar. 27, 3:00 p.m. Cornell at West Point, N.Y
Sunday, Mar. 28, 1:00 p.m. Cornell at West Point, N.Y

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