Army eliminated from NCAA Tournament after loss to Oklahoma



June 3, 2012

Army Baseball NCAA Tournament Central

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The Army baseball team got a great outing from starting pitcher Logan Lee, but second-seeded Oklahoma scored in the top of the 10th to win 2-1 in an elimination game in the Charlottesville Regional Sunday at Davenport Field.

Lee pitched seven innings, holding Oklahoma to one run on two hits and four walks. Gunnar Carroll pitched the final three innings.

Army took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth as Zach Price hit a two-out RBI single to plate Harold Earls, who led of the inning with a single to right center.

Oklahoma tied the game in the top of the sixth as Max White drew a lead-off walk, moved to second on a sacrifice, advanced to third on a balk and scored on a groundout.

Army had a chance in the bottom of the ninth to walk off winners, but the Black Knights left a pair on. Mark McCants was hit by a pitch and J.T. Watkins singled with one out, but Earls popped out to shortstop and Cody Murtle struck out swinging.

Oklahoma's Caleb Bushyhead singled to start the 10th and scored on Max White's RBI single to center field.

Andrew Johnson reached in the bottom of the 10th on an error, but he did not score after a pair of groundouts ended the Black Knights' season.

Army finishes its season at 41-15, the most wins by any Patriot League team.