‘Cats Hit Four Home Runs to Beat NC A&T
Davidson hit four home runs — including two in the decisive seventh inning — and held N.C. A&T scoreless in its last three at-bats to earn a 12-10 non-conference win at Wilson Field Wednesday night.
The victory is the Wildcats’ third in the last four outings and closed out the home portion of the 2019 schedule.
Davidson improved to 22-18.
Two home runs flew off the bat of second baseman Matt Frey, who had never before hit two round-trippers in a game.
“Not even in Little League,” he said.
But the junior led off the first inning with a shot to right. Then his second homer, also to right, proved to be the game-winner. The seventh-inning blast was his seventh of the season.
“I’m just trying to hit strikes hard,” said Frey, who also had a two-RBI single in the second. “I’m just trying to hit strikes.”
Frey’s home run came two batters after Ruben Fontes hit his Atlantic 10 Conference-best 11th home run of the year to tie the game at 10-10. The Aggies (23-20) had just taken a 10-9 lead with a six-run sixth.
The Wildcats then extended their lead to 12-10 on an RBI-single by Justin Lebek in the eighth, and Gabe Levy earned his seventh save by pitching a scoreless ninth, which followed the scoreless innings of Pete Bloomberg and Dan Spear, respectively.
Brett Centracchio, who hit three doubles, drove in a run with one in the fourth before a sac fly from Lebek and a double from Nussbaum also plated runs.
Eric Jones had two hits to take his team-best average to .357, and the multi-hit game is his 20th.
Davidson also hit four home runs against Towson (Feb. 15), La Salle (March 24) and Rhode Island (April 14). Fontes is the only other Wildcat with a two-homer game this year. He did it March 24.
The win completes the season sweep of the Aggies. Davidson won 8-0 in Greensboro on Feb. 26.