More of the same from Moore and Polchinski

The Army Black Knights tuned up for next weekend’s Patriot League Tournament by sweeping NJIT, Sunday afternoon on Senior Day at Doubleday Field.

Army (23-22) recorded its sixth shutout in the opener, winning 9-0, then piled up a double digit run total for the 12th time this season during a 13-4 victory in the nightcap.

In the second inning Andy Ernesto drew a one-out walk, Cole White singled to left and J.P. Polchinski(Ragsdale HS) scored both runners with a double to the gap in right-center field.

An RBI double by Clint Moore(Grimsley HS) and a run-scoring groundout by Andy Ernesto stretched the Black Knights’ lead to 5-0 in the fourth. Polchinski walked and later scored on a wild pitch in the fifth, extending Army’s lead to 6-0.

Chris Simmons wasted little time placing his stamp on the nightcap, blasting his second grand slam of the season, a monster blast over the fence in center field, in the bottom of the first inning. Army had loaded the bases against NJIT starter P.J. Saporito (1-11) on a leadoff single by Clint Moore and a pair of hit batsmen.

J.P. Polchinski finished 2-for-3 with one run scored and two runs batted in to spearhead Army’s 10-hit attack in the first game.

*****Quick stats on Moore and Polchinski*****

Moore, Clint(SS Grimsley HS)…….. .341avg., 45games/45starts, 59-173 at the plate, 40 Runs, 11 Doubles, 2 Triples, 4HR’s, 32RBI’s, 86 Total Bases…..

Polchinski, J.P.(3B Ragsdale HS)…. .297avg., 41games/41starts, 38-128 at the plate, 25 Runs, 7 Doubles, 3HR’s, 22RBI’s, 54 Total Bases…..