Former Lehigh baseball standout Matt McBride was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Month earlier this week after leading all of Minor League Baseball with 31 RBI in May. The Bethlehem native also led the PCL in slugging percentage (.811) and OPS (1.195) last month. McBride is enjoying a tremendous season for AAA Colorado Springs, hitting .323 with 13 home runs and 38 RBI.
Following the 2013 season, junior Joe Ablen, sophomore John Elson, sophomore Justin Pacchioli and senior Casey Turner were selected to the All-Patriot League Second Team it was announced Tuesday. Abeln was an outfielder on last year’s second team, but the other three Lehigh players earned a spot on the prestigious squad for the first time in their careers.
The Lehigh baseball team concluded its 2013 season with two hard fought losses to Patriot League rival Navy in a doubleheader Sunday at the Goodman Campus. The Mountain Hawks dropped game one 4-2 and a ninth inning rally by the Midshipmen broke the second game open and made the final score 12-5. Lehigh finished the season with an overall record of 18-29 and 5-15 in league action.
Playing its final four-game stretch of the regular season, the Lehigh baseball team dropped a pair of games to Navy in a Patriot League doubleheader Saturday. The Mountain Hawks’ 5-3 loss in game one cost them a chance at postseason play while the 6-1 defeat in the nightcap made them 18-27 overall and 5-13 in league play.
The Lehigh baseball team will conclude its 2013 regular season by playing a pair of doubleheaders against Navy with a spot in the Patriot League Tournament on the line. First pitch from the Goodman Campus is scheduled for 12 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.