College | Story | 2/12/2019

Conf. Preview: Patriot League

Patrick Ebert        
Photo: Noah Song (Phil Hoffmann)

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Predicted Order of Finish

Overall/conference win-loss records from 2018 indicated | * Denotes projected conference automatic bid

No. Team W L W L
1 Navy* 38 16 18 7
2 Army 37 24 18 7
3 Bucknell 17 27 13 11
4 Holy Cross 18 27 11 14
5 Lehigh  22 27 10 15
6 Lafayette 16 34 4 20

Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Jeff Shanfeldt Sr. Lehigh .280-2-20; strong arm, overall D', power potential
1B Christian Hodge Sr. Navy .251-5-34; 17 doubles, consistent power threat
2B Zach Biggers Jr. Navy .343-1-32; do-it-all performer w/ solid tools
3B Jacob Williamson Jr. Navy .274-2-46; 2nd in Patriot League in RBI in '18
SS Chris Rinaldi Jr. Holy Cross .320-2-13; steady glove, line drive bat, speed
OF Jacob Hurtubise Jr. Army .278-0-22; prototype leadoff, .428 OBP, 42 SB
OF Austin Masel Jr. Holy Cross .322-4-25; one of league's best all-around hitters
OF Trey Durrah Jr. Lafayette .306-4-27; pure hitter with some pop, good eye
DH Liam Lowery Sr. Navy .312-3-21; 4th Navy hitter on All-Conf., RBI bat
UT Anthony Giachin So. Army .286-2-33; disciplined hitter, versatile corner IF
SP Noah Song Sr. Navy 1.92, 89 IP, 121:41; Preseason AA, power stuff
SP Tyler Giovinco Sr. Army 3.26, 94 IP, 77:32; LHP w/ command of 3 pitches
SP Daniel Burggraaf Sr. Army 2.90, 62 IP, 83:25; swing man in '18, misses bats
SP Jeff Gottesman Sr. Bucknell 2.85, 72.2 IP, 61:29; hard to square up, mixes well
RP Jared Leins So. Navy 3.21, 42 IP, 52:15, 5 SV; very good FR year

Player of the Year: Zach Biggers, 2b, Navy
Pitcher of the Year: Noah Song, rhp, Navy
Freshman of the Year: Mason Black, rhp, Lehigh

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