The Army Black Knights tuned up for next weekendâ€™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 Knightsâ€™ lead to 5-0 in the fourth. Polchinski walked and later scored on a wild pitch in the fifth, extending Armyâ€™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 Armyâ€™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…..