SPORTS

Wildcat Baseball Defeats Georgetown

by | Feb 23, 2018 | Sports

Senior Alex Acosta celebrates his home run after crossing home plate. His run also drove in junior Max Bazin.

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Five extra base hits propelled Davidson baseball (4-1) to a 9-2 victory Friday night over visiting Georgetown (0-4)  at Wilson Field.

Senior Alec Acosta found his postseason form from 2017, going 2-for-4 with a homer and a double, scoring twice and adding two RBI. Junior Eric Jones and redshirt freshman Alex Mardiney also tallied two hits each, with Jones recording his first double of the year.

Senior Cam Johnson and sophomore Brett Centracchio also doubled during the contest. Johnson also added two runs.

Junior right handed pitcher Allen Barry had the start for the ‘Cats in their first game against Georgetown.

Junior Allen Barry collected his first win of the season, tossing five innings where he struck out seven. Classmate Casey Sutherland continued to impress, recording the save after throwing four shutout innings, tallying three Ks.

Davidson wasted no time getting on the board, plating four runs in the bottom of the first. Johnson led things off with a double, then took third on a wild pitch. He scored on a single up the middle from Jones, who himself came around to score courtesy of a walk to classmate Justin Lebek, a wild pitch and a hit from Mardiney. Lebek scored on Mardiney’s hit turned error, and then Mardiney completed the sequence coming home on a connection from sophomore Ward Coleman.

The ‘Cats added two the following frame thanks to Acosta’s long ball (junior Max Bazin was on base via walk), then added another run in the sixth after Acosta doubled and Centracchio followed suit to bring him home.

The Georgetown players in the dugout use a rather unique signaling system. Junior Max Bazin is at bat.

Davidson scored its final two runs of the contest in the eighth, as Bazin and Johnson both scored on Jones’ double to left field after reaching courtesy of an error and walk.

The Hoyas avoided the shutout by scoring in the third, using back-to-back hits and a wild pitch. They added a run the following frame by way of a passed ball.

The Wildcats and Georgetown will return to Wilson Field Saturday, slated for a 2:00 p.m. first pitch.

 

 

Junior Justin Lebek celebrates with his teammates as he returns to the Wildcat dugout.

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