WEST POINT, N.Y. â€“ Matt Fouch allowed one run on six hits over seven solid innings and Andy Ernesto snapped a 1-1 tie with a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning as Army captured its fifth outright regular season Patriot League championship by defeating Lafayette 3-1 in the second game of the teamsâ€™ doubleheader, Sunday afternoon at Doubleday Field.
Army grabbed a 3-1 lead in the sixth inning as Clint Moore reached on an infield single. Moore went 3-for-4 with one run scored. Clint Moore is a Grimsley HS graduate and he is the starting shortstop for the Black Knights of Army.
Sundayâ€™s doubleheader split capped a meteoric rise for the Black Knights through the Patriot League standings. Army won just two of its first eight Patriot League contests and was mired in fifth place in the conference standings just three weeks ago. But the Black Knights reeled off four straight victories over archrival Navy in Annapolis to ignite a season-turning tear that carried Army to the top of the Patriot League standings. The Black Knights captured 11 of their final 13 Patriot League contests to claim their first regular season conference crown since 2005.
Moore, Clint…….. .356avg., 42games/42starts, 57-160 at the plate, 37 runs, 10 doubles, 2 triples, 4HR’s, 31RBI’s, 83 Total Bases…
Polchinski, J.P….. .286avg., 38games/38starts, 34-119 at the plate, 22 runs, 6 doubles, 3HR’s, 20RBI’s, 49 Total Bases…*****Polchinski is the starting Army third baseman and he is from Ragsdale High School in Jamestown.*****