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Around the Yard: Navy Baseball advances to the Patriot League Championship, Women’s Lax season ends

Navy Baseball highlights this week in Navy Athletics as they advance to the Patriot League Championship.

NCAA Lacrosse: Women’s Championships Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

..but before we get to Navy Baseball, let’s recognize the Women’s Lacrosse team.

Women’s Lacrosse

Navy Women’s Lax traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to take on the No. 6 Virginia Cavaliers in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Navy entered the matchup as the underdog as they were ranked at No. 14. The Midshipmen fought hard, keeping the game close to the end. Kelly Larkin led Navy in point with a total of six, three goals and three assists. Ultimately, the Midshipmen fell short, losing 15-12. This concluded the 2019 Navy Women’s Lacrosse season. Their final record reads 16-5.

Navy Track and Field

This weekend both the Men and Women Track and Field teams competes in tournaments. The women participated in the ECAC Outdoor Championship. While as a team their 18th place finish out of 43 was respectable, the men’s team brought home the bragging rights from the weekend. The Navy Men’s Track and Field Team came in first place at the IC4A Outdoor Championship. Sean Brennan, in the shot put, and Clayton Thompson, in the 110m hurdles, highlighted the weekend’s performance. Additionally, Stefano Pineda came in first place in the pole vault, as did Hayden Fox in the javelin.

Navy Baseball

Navy Baseball is taking on Army West Point Friday, May 17th, for the 2019 Patriot League Championship. The Midshipmen earned their spot in the championship game by defeating Lafayette in the semifinals. Navy won the first game 3-0. The second game was not as easy. It took 12 innings for the Midshipmen to finally get hot. In the top of the 12th, Navy rallied in eight runs. They closed out the game 10-2. The winner of the Patriot League Championship will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA National Tournament.