Manesis, Baseball Take Down Fordham in Extras
It took 10 innings for a decision to be made, but the Army West Point Baseball Team ultimately picked up an 11-8 victory over Fordham at Houlihan Park on Wednesday evening.
The Black Knights' (22-18) offense was boosted by Nick Manesis, who finished his outing 2-for-4 with two RBI and a team-best four runs scored. Ross Friedrick also chipped in double-digit hits, adding a pair of singles.
Manesis got Army's scoring started in the first inning, cranking out a two-run homer and handing his team the lead. His team-best fifth home run of the year awarded the Black Knights a 2-0 edge.
Following a scoreless opening frame, Fordham responded in the bottom of the second and used an RBI triple and an RBI groundout to even the score. Over the next two innings, the Rams put up an additional two runs to take their first lead of the matchup at 4-2.
The Black Knights answered the push in their half of the sixth after putting up four-consecutive zeros. Both Anthony Giachin and Jeremiah Adams were driven in to tie things up once again at 4-4. The score did not remain knotted up for long, as the Rams' Maeker launched a three-run bomb in the bottom of the frame, putting Fordham back on top, 7-4. Read more.