College Baseball: Army Departs Tourney

Army’s Kevin McKague (Photo /

Army usually only gets coverage in FIELD as the team trying to undo Navy’s best laid plans, but this year’s Black Knights’ baseball squad certainly rates mention of its own merits. Although bowing out on Sunday from the NCAA tourney via a 2-1 extra-inning loss to Oklahoma, Army racked up a program record 41 wins against just 15 losses on the season. They handily captured the 2012 Patriot League regular season and tournament crowns in the process.

Ace righty Chris Rowley went 11-1, while striking out 80 batters. Lefty Logan Lee posted an 8-2 mark and fanned 64 batters in 92 innings. Elsewhere on the diamond, first baseman Kevin McKague led the team with a .379 batting average, while driving in 45 runs. McKague also excelled on the hill, posting a 1.46 ERA in 11 relief appearances.