Army and Clint Moore(SS/Grimsley HS) at Wake Forest this weekend: First pitch vs. Dayton 12 Noon today!

Posted by Andy Durham on February 19, 2010 at 11:21 am under College | 8 Comments to Read

Army Black Knights/Cadets from West Point in Winston-Salem this weekend for baseball with starting shortstop Clint Moore(Grimsley HS) and here is the schedule for this weekend:

Fri, Feb 19 Dayton at Winston Salem, N.C. 12:00 p.m.

Fri, Feb 19 Wake Forest at Winston-Salem, N.C. 4:00 p.m.

Sat, Feb 20 Wake Forest at Winston-Salem, N.C. 4:00 p.m.


WEST POINT, N.Y. – On the heels of their third Patriot League championship in six years and a postseason run that ended in a matchup with top national seed Texas in the Austin Regional Final, much is expected of Army’s baseball team prepares to open its 2010 campaign.

When a team returns 16 letterwinners, six positional starters and 10 of its top 11 pitchers from arguably the most successful club in school history, cause for such lofty expectations exists. In all, Army returns 72 percent (292 of 408) of its run production from last year’s squad, and pitchers responsible for registering 28 of 36 victories (78 percent) and eight of nine saves (89 percent).

A popular pick by national media and Patriot League coaches to repeat as conference champion, Army will have an opportunity to begin meeting those predictions this weekend as the Black Knights raise the curtain on their 2010 season.

Army, which ranks among those teams receiving votes in this year’s preseason National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Preseason Poll, is scheduled to begin their 2010 schedule this weekend with games against Dayton and Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C. Army will face both squads in a split-doubleheader on Friday before battling Wake Forest during its three game weekend finale on Saturday.

“It’s a tremendous opportunity to go down to North Carolina and face some great competition,” states Army head coach Joe Sottolano. “We’re going to face some very, very strong arms right out of the gate, which will really test our preparation. The biggest thing for us is to understand the season is a marathon, not necessarily a sprint. We’re looking forward to going out on the field and seeing where we are at this point. Hopefully, we’ll come back identifying areas in which we need improvement and areas that we need to sustain.

“I think the guys are excited to go out and test themselves a little bit and play against somebody else to see where we stack up. The arms we’re going to face are going to be extremely strong. We’re going to have to play very disciplined baseball. We have veterans back. But mimicking games are difficult to do early in the year. Throwing strikes, picking up the baseball and putting the ball in play are going to be key for us this weekend, just like any other weekend.”

  • Andy said,

    Army 14
    Dayton 6

    *****Clint Moore(Grimsley HS) was 3-5 with a HR and 4 RBI’s and 2 runs scored….*****

    Wake Forset vs. Army got under way at 4pm(Friday) and Army plays Wake again on Saturday at 4pm…….

    Looks like a great weekend for baselball and all outdoor activites …..

  • baseball man said,

    ayton made the same big mistake Northern teams make the first 5-6 games of the year—way too many fastballs—these other teams from the north are on the fastball early ’cause that’s about all they have seen @ this stage of the year with pitching machines, etc.—give ’em the deuce and watch them flail @ it. I hope Dayton has some players playing basketball, ’cause they did not look that good!

  • Mike said,

    It should be noted that Clint grew up and played at SE Guilford only spent 1 year at Grimsley!

  • great point said,

    didn’t clint actually spend 2 years at grimsley?

  • Great Point said,

    Come on Andy, don’t edit posts that are relevant. You keep on posting about this player and Army baseball, and this is the first time anyone has even bothered to post. What about players like Catlin Carter,etc. who go through three years of college with great stats and performance without a word on this board? Or give us an update on the professional careers of Houston Summers and jason Rook—-you must be getting a PR fee from these people, River Mill HS, Asheboro HS, and Aaron Toomey because they get more press than relevant stories about GREENSBORO qthletes and their programs.

  • Andy said,

    Bishop, River Mill and Asheboro all send us the info we print on them and then I come up with the headlines….This requires very little if any work other than the headlines on our part and they get the press because they go out of their way to make sure that their teams will get coverage…

    They do the work and they deserve the print. You wont coverage on the names you metioned then send us something and if you have an ax to grind take it somewhere else….

    I’m working very hard with this project and it has been successful. I’ve known the Moore kid since he was 7 or 8 years old and he is representing his country and doing a good job of it with Army and we will continue to cover him…..

    I enjoy keeping up with the area kids and teams and if don’t like there are other sources for you out there and good luck to you and your agenda….

  • Andy said,

    We are using this post to track the weekend series with Army at Wake Forest and from the

    Wake Forest Opens Season With 6-2 Win Over Army
    Sophomore pitcher Austin Stadler allowed just one run over six strong innings and tied a career high with seven strikeouts, while Mike Murray and Mac Williamson each drove in two runs to lead the Demon Deacons to a 6-2 win against Army in the 2010 season opener on Friday night at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park.

    Wake Forest moves to 1-0 on the young season, while Army falls to 1-1, after defeating Dayton 14-6 earlier in the day.

    Stadler (1-0), a junior from Midlothian, Va., was sharp in the first start of his sophomore season. Stadler threw six sharp innings, giving up just one run on five hits. He tied a career high with seven strikeouts, while walking just one.


    Army (1-1) drew to within 3-2, plating single runs in the fourth and seventh innings.

    Clint Moore drew a leadoff walk in the fourth, moved to third on a single by Kevin McKague and scored on Ben Koenigsfeld’s two-out double to center field. The Black Knights were able to slice the deficit to 3-2 with a run in the seventh when Cody Murtle tripled off the right field fence and scored on a sacrifice fly by Wixted.

    Both teams had threatened in the fifth inning, but neither scored. Army placed runners on second and third with two outs in the top half of the frame before Moore grounded out to second to the threat. Wake Forest loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the stanza, but Porter escaped trouble by inducing Murray to bounce into a 3-6-1 double play.

    Wake Forest put the game out of reach with three unearned runs off Black Knight reliever Logan Lee in the bottom of the seventh inning. Kroker reached on a fielding error by Wixted to open the inning and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Heyman. Blair slapped a single to left field, moving Kroker to third. The Demon Deacons plated their fourth run when Ryan Semeniuk reached on a fielding error by Moore. Semeniuk and Blair each moved up a base when Moore tried to throw Semeniuk out at first, but his throw sailed wide of the bag. After Brooks flied out to right for the second out of the inning, Murray ripped a clutch two-out, two-run double to left field, putting Wake Forest in front 6-2.

  • Andy said,

    Army defeated Wake Forest this afternoon at Gene Hooks Field in Winston-Salem behind Kevin McKague’s two home runs with the final coming on a chilly Saturday afternoon at:

    Army 5
    Wake Forest 2

    Wake Forest is now (2-1) and Army stands at (2-1)….Clint Moore from Grimsley HS went 1-4 at the plate and committed one error and that runs his error total to 5 and he was only charged with 7 the entire year in 2009…Clint will warm as the weather gets hotter and Army as a team tends to play the same way…..

    McKague, Joey Henshaw, Ben Koeinsfield and Cody Myrtle have been the early leaders along with Clint Moore for the Army Black Knights…..