John Condry Dominates in Rubber Match

ANNAPOLIS, MD. – The Army West Point baseball team ran into a buzz saw in Kyle Condry in the series finale as Navy used a 3-1 victory to sweep the series on Sunday from Max Bishop Stadium.

“We faced good pitching this weekend,” said head coach Matt Reid. “Their pitchers threw a lot of strikes and mixed their pitches very well. I give them a lot of credit. Their catcher Chinnery does a great job.

We need to tighten up our offensive approach this week and get ready to play a good Marist team on Wednesday. We need to be able to put balls in play more competitively.”

Kyle Condry was locked in throughout his outing, allowing one earned run on three hits and a walk while striking out seven in 7.2 innings of work for Navy (32-11-1, 11-4 PL). Condry carried a perfect game into the fifth inning, retiring the first 12 Black Knights (14-28, 5-11 PL) he faced before John McCarthy shot a single into left field to lead off the top of the fifth inning.

The Army starting pitcher, freshman Daniel Burggraaf, was able to hold his own throughout the majority of his outing as well. Burggraaf scattered three hits through his first five innings of work, stretching his scoreless innings streak to 12.

After working through the first two batters of the fifth, Burggraaf conceded the game’s first runs as the Midshipen strung together four consecutive hits to take a 2-0 lead. An RBI single by Stephen Born extended the lead to three runs the next inning.

Army responded in the top of the eighth that started with a one-out double by Ryan Levenhagen. Kris Lindner walked two batters later, chasing Condry from the game. An infield single by David Monge plated the Black Knights’ only run of the game, bringing in Levenhagen from third.

The Black Knights will look to right the ship in its final game away from West Point in Wednesday’s 11th annual Rock 93.3 Hudson Valley Baseball Classic against Marist. The game will be played at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill, N.Y., and is free admission for fans. Opening pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.

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