March 8, 2014
Army 8, Wagner 1
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Harold Earls, Brock Davidson, Jon Crucitti and Grant Van Orden all knocked in runs to support the strong pitching of Gunnar Carroll as Army beat Wagner, 8-1, Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader at MCU Park.
Army won two-of-three games over the weekend against Wagner and improved to 7-5.
Davidson blasted a three-run double, Crucitti tripled in two and Earls and Van Orden knocked in single runs to pace Army.
Army collected nine hits in the final game of the series as Crucitti tripled twice and singled.
Carroll gave up a hit in the first inning and did not allow his second until there was one out in the seventh inning. He went eight innings, struck out three, gave up four hits and walked one. Julian Larimer and Johnny Griffith threw the ninth.
Army wasted little time in getting on the scoreboard. Jon Crucitti led off the game with a triple and then scored on a Harold Earls ground out for a 1-0 Army advantage.
The Black Knights pushed across a run in the second. Alex Jensen was hit by a pitch to start the inning, moved to second on a sacrifice by Kris Lindner, took third on a Connor Love ground out and scored when Grant Van Orden singled.
Army tacked on three more runs in the sixth. With one out, Patrick Mescher singled and Jensen was hit by a pitch. Lindner reached out an error to load the bases. After a strike out, Davidson pinch-hit and drilled a three-run double to clear the bases and put Army on top 5-0.
Carroll gave up a pair of hits in the seventh but a ground ball, double play ended the inning.
Army will return to action March 15 with a doubleheader against the University of Massachusetts, the start of the team's annual spring training trip.
GAME NOTES: Army wore its all white uniforms ... Capt. Nicole Miner served as Officer Representative.