April 28, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The Navy baseball team scored five second-inning runs
and then got three seventh-inning runs to stop a Georgetown rally and
defeat the Hoyas, 8-3, on Wednesday evening. The win improves Navy's
overall record to 12-28-1 overall, while Georgetown drops to 21-23.
After a scoreless first inning, the Mids exploded for five second-inning
tallies to take a 5-0 cushion. Matt Lukevics got the Mids on the board
with a single that plated Jared Munde, who had walked. James Lee, Lewis
Hobbs, Trevor Thompson and Mitchell Harris also had an RBI each in the
Georgetown cut into the lead in the bottom of the second inning when
Ryan Craft belted a solo homer to left center to trim the Navy lead to
The Hoyas crawled to within 5-3 in the bottom of the sixth, but Navy
answered in the top half of the seventh with a three-spot. The Mids
executed a perfect double-steal in the frame for their first run, then
Lukevics roped a double down the left-field line and Doug Silverman
added a run-scoring groundout to round out the scoring. Georgetown could
manage just three baserunners in its final three at-bats and the Mids
cruised in for an 8-3 victory.
Navy used three pitchers, each going three innings in earning the
victory. Daniel Kovalcik, Burgess Nichols and Kevin Heasley scattered
nine hits and one walk, while combining to strike out 10. Lukevics led
the Navy offensive attack that pounded out 10 hits with three hits and
two RBI. Navy committed no errors while the Hoyas had one.
The Mids will be in action next this weekend with a four-game set at
arch-rival Army. Action gets underway on Saturday at noon with a
doubleheader and concludes with a doubleheader at noon on Sunday.