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Davidson Baseball Hosts NC A&T for Final Home Game

by | May 1, 2019 | Sports

The Wildcats will host the NC A&T Aggies at Wilson Field for their final home this season.

The Davidson baseball team will host its final home game of 2019 Wednesday when N.C. A&T visits Wilson Field at 6 p.m.

It’s the second meeting of the season between the teams, as Davidson won 8-0 in Greensboro on Feb. 26 when five Wildcat pitchers combined to one-hit the Aggies.

Davidson (21-18) is coming off a series win over Saint Louis over the weekend and is in third place in the A-10. The Wildcats won 6-5 in 12 innings Friday, then 10-6 on Saturday before a 5-4 setback on Sunday.

N.C. A&T (23-19) currently leads MEAC’s Southern Division. 

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Sutherland stays on track
In his most recent outing April 26, senior righthander Casey Sutherland struck out six and walked none to remain among the nation’s best in two statistical categories.

He leads the country in walks per nine innings (0.48) and is second in strikeout-to-walk ratio (16.33).

Sutherland is 6-0 with a 3.18 ERA, 49 strikeouts and three walks in 56.2 innings.

Numbers, etc.
• Davidson leads the A-10 with 46 home runs, three more than Richmond, which ranks second. While designated hitter Ruben Fontes continues to lead the league with 10, right fielder Justin Lebek has emerged as one of three players with nine. Lebek hit home runs in three straight games last week and is one of four players to hit a league-best five home runs in A-10 play.

Matt Frey has also hit five home runs — his season total — against conference foes. His latest — Sunday against Saint Louis — extended his reached-base streak to 34 games. Arizona State’s Hunter Bishop has the longest active reached-base streak in the nation at 43 games.

Eric Jones continues to lead the Wildcats in multiple offensive categories, including batting average (.353), on-base percentage (.441), slugging percentage (.549), doubles (13) and multi-hit games (19). Lebek has a team-high 32 RBI, while Max Bazin has stolen 14 bases.

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