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Wildcats Drop Game Against Lehigh

by | Mar 4, 2018 | Sports

Junior right handed pitcher Josh Hudson pitched 5.2 innings in game three of the 3-game series against Lehigh.

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson baseball (8-3) suffered its first series loss of the season, after dropping a 7-1 contest to visiting Lehigh (4-6) Sunday at Wilson Field.

Junior Justin Lebek tosses his bat after earning a walk in the game vs Lehigh.

Senior Cam Johnson recorded the only multi-hit performance for the ‘Cats, going 2-for-4 and scoring Davidson’s lone run.

The Wildcats attacked first, scoring in the opening stanza after Johnson led off with a single up the middle, stole second, advanced on a groundout double play, and scored on a wild pitch.

Lehigh evened the score the following frame, using two singles and a stolen base.

The game was then a stalemate until  the sixth, when a pair of two-out errors gave the Mountain Hawks the go-ahead run. They added insurance in the next two frames, scoring twice in the seventh and three times in the eighth.

Junior Eric Jones makes contact, put hits this one foul during the game against Lehigh.

Despite taking the loss, junior Josh Hudson looked strong through 5.2 innings, fanning seven and allowing just one walk.

The junior duo of left fielder Justin Lebek and  catcher Eric Jones saved even further damage, combining for two putouts on plays at the plate.

Davidson will head out for its second road game of the season, traveling to Charlottesville, Va., to face fellow 2017 NCAA Regional squad Virginia on Tuesday.

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