WEST POINT, N.Y. â€“ J.P. Polchinski(3B Ragsdale HS) homered twice to key a 15-run first inning, Cole White became Armyâ€™s career home runs leader and Clint Moore(SS Grimsley HS) tied a single game school record with six base hits as Army blasted Sacred Heart 27-12 in its season finale, Tuesday afternoon at Doubleday Field.
The regular season Patriot League champion, Army wasted little time settling matters on Tuesday. Two days after being limited to just two hits in a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Bucknell in the third and deciding game of a Patriot League Tournament seminfinal series, the Black Knights exploded for 15 runs on 15 base hits in the first inning alone against Pioneer pitchers Eric Romanchuk and Corey Corcoran.
Polchinski drilled two-run and three-run home runs to highlight the onslaught as the Black Knights sent 21 batters to plate in the record-setting inning. Moore collected three singles during the frame, while Kevin McKague doubled twice and drove in three runs. Tony Capozzi and Andy Ernesto also ripped two hits apiece in the first as Army established a new school record for most runs in a single inning.
Moore, who raised his seasonal batting average to .350 with his record-tying effort, finished the day 6-for-7 with four runs scored and four runs batted in to lead the Black Knightsâ€™ relentless 27-hit attack.
Clint Moore tied the single game record for base hits on Tuesday originally established by Eric Wolf against Fordham in 1982 … Moore now holds the single game record for base hits by an Army player at Doubleday Field … he finished the year batting .350 with 14 doubles, two triples, six home runs, 46 runs scored, 39 RBI and 105 total bases … he registered a .533 slugging percentage and a .446 on-base percentage … he also stole 14 bases in 16 attempts … Moore established freshman records for base hits (69), at-bats (197), multiple-hit games (22), stolen bases (14) and total bases … his base hit total stands sixth on Armyâ€™s overall single-season list, while he ranks sixth in total bases, eighth in doubles, tied for 12th in RBI and seventh in runs scored ..Moore is the first freshman in school history to top the team in base hits … he is also the first freshman to lead the squad in total bases and runs scored …