‘Cats Blast Seven Home Runs Against Hoyas
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Powered by seven long balls, Davidson baseball (5-1) earned its second-consecutive series win Saturday, downing visiting Georgetown (0-5) 16-5 at Wilson Field.
The Wildcats broke a program record for most homers in a single-game, and tallied ten extra-base hits on the day.
Junior Justin Lebek blasted two home runs, classmate Eric Jones tallied five RBI as he homered and doubled, and senior Cam Johnson tripled and doubled. Sophomore Brett Centracchio scored four times and posted three hits, including a homer.
Redshirt sophomore Walker Imwalle recorded his first Davidson hit via a solo shot to left center, and sophomore Alex Fedje-Johnson played the hero, as his homer broke the record in the seventh. It was Fedje-Johnson’s second-ever collegiate hit. Junior Max Bazin also went yard.
The ‘Cats broke out the bats early, scoring five times in the opening frame. Johnson led off inning with a triple then scored on a ball smoked to left field from senior Alec Acosta. After Centracchio singled to put two on, Jones doubled both him and Acosta home. Enter Lebek, who smashed his first homer of the season to straightaway left.
Davidson added three in each the second and third innings. Jones homered both Bazin and Centracchio home in the second, then Imwalle and Bazin posted back-to-back jacks in the third before Centracchio added his second bomb of the season in that same frame.
Lebek led off the fourth with a homer, and then the ‘Cats added four more runs in the seventh to cushion the victory.
Starter Evan Roberts picked up his first win of the season for the ‘Cats, going seven strong, scattering six hits while tallying five punch outs.
The two teams will conclude the series with a 1 p.m. Sunday showdown.