Army Travels To South Carolina For Coca-Cola Classic

Head Coach Joe Sottolano

Head Coach Joe Sottolano

Feb. 21, 2013

WEST POINT, N.Y. - After dropping a pair of games to UNC Greensboro last weekend, the Army baseball team will make the long trek to Rock Hill, S.C., this weekend (Feb. 22-24) to compete in the Coca-Cola Classic hosted by Winthrop University.

Army opens the three-day event with a game against Eastern Kentucky on Friday at 12 p.m. The Black Knights are also scheduled to face Winthrop on Saturday (4 p.m.) and Delaware State on Sunday (11 a.m.).

Those fans unable to make the trip to Rock Hill will be able to follow along with live stats for each of Army's games by logging onto Winthrop's official athletics website (www.winthropeagles.com). A live audio streamed broadcast of the Army-Winthrop contest on Saturday will also be offered by Winthrop. Twitter updates will also be provided via the official handle of the Black Knights (@Army_Baseball).

Army (0-2) opened its 2013 campaign last weekend against UNC Greensboro. The Black Knights lost a pair of three-run games against the Spartans, suffering a 7-4 setback in the series opener last Friday and falling 8-5 in the finale on Sunday. The middle-game of the three-game set was canceled due to winter weather conditions.

Eastern Kentucky (1-3) dropped two of three games to Charleston Southern last weekend, before falling to Louisville on Wednesday. The Colonels have allowed 17 runs in two of their first four games.

Winthrop (1-2) split a pair of games with Maryland Eastern Shore last weekend, before losing to The Citadel, 6-4, on Wednesday. All three of the Eagles' games have been decided by three runs or less.

Delaware State enters this weekend's action with a 0-1 record after dropping its season opener to UNC Charlotte (13-7) last Friday. The remainder of the Hornets' four-game series versus the 49ers was canceled due to snow.

Winthrop and Delaware State will play a single nine-inning game on Thursday before the Coca-Cola Classic officially gets under way on Friday.

Army is 0-1 all-time versus Winthrop as the Black Knights dropped a 5-2 decision to the Eagles during the 1998 season. Army shows a 1-2 all-time record against Eastern Kentucky. The Black Knights will begin a new series with Delaware State when the two schools meet on Sunday.

Following this weekend's action, Army will travel to Lynchburg, Va., to participate in the Liberty Invitational Tournament. The Black Knights will play two games against Liberty and one versus Siena during the three-day event, which will be held March 1-3.

Weekend Schedule
Friday, Feb. 22

Army vs. Eastern Kentucky, 12 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 23
Army at Winthrop, 4 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 24
Army vs. Delaware State, 11 a.m.

Probable Pitching Matchups
Friday

RHP Chris Rowley vs. RHP Anthony Bazzani

Saturday
RHP Alex Robinett vs. RHP Tyler Klitsch

Sunday
RHP Gunnar Carroll vs. TBD

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