SPORTS

Davidson Baseball Drops Home Game to N.C. Central

by | Apr 9, 2019 | Sports

Eric Jones celebrates his solo homer.

 

DAVIDSON, N.C. — A second straight nip-and-tuck affair on the diamond between Davidson and N.C. Central ended with a 9-6 Eagles’ victory Sunday at Wilson Field.

Max Bazin’s double was one of his three hits of the game.

N.C. Central scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning to secure the lead for good, one day after beating the Wildcats 10-9 in Durham.

Davidson (14-12) has now lost five straight, while the Eagles improved to 14-17.

Much like Saturday’s contest, the Eagles responded when needed, most notably after the Wildcats tied the game at 6-6 with a run in the seventh.

In the eighth, the Eagles loaded the bases and pushed a run across on a Trey Maslin bunt, then two more on a Vinny Bailey single.

Davidson threatened in the eighth, loading the bases on singles from Ruben Fontes and Trevor Candelaria and a two-out walk from Greg Lowe. But Max Bazin was called out on strikes to end the frame.

The Wildcats trailed 4-0 early, but tied the game with four runs off four hits in the fourth inning including an RBI-double by Fontes down the right field line and a Candelaria RBI-single to center.

Eric Jones’ solo home run down the left field line, his fourth of the year, tied the game at 5-5 in the fifth.

Bazin and Candelaria led the Wildcats with three hits apiece. 

 

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