SPORTS

Wildcats Earn A-10 All-Championship Honors

by | May 27, 2019 | Sports

Eric Jones celebrating a solo homer.

THE BRONX, N.Y. — Davidson seniors Eric Jones and Casey Sutherland have been named to the Atlantic 10 All-Championship team, the conference announced Saturday afternoon, following Fordham’s 4-3 championship game win over Dayton.

Casey Sutherland starting in the Saturday game against the University of North Alabama

The Wildcats’ third baseman, Jones hit .368 (7-for-19) with two home runs, a double, two RBI and five runs scored as Davidson went 3-2 in the seven-team postseason event at Houlihan Park. Jones was the only A-10 player to homer on Wednesday, the first day of the tournament, and after that shot against Saint Louis, he homered against Dayton in Thursday’s first game.

The all-tournament honor is Jones’ second (also 2017).

“Eric has been great for us all year, and he didn’t slow down this week,” said assistant coach Ryan Munger. “He provided a constant spark to our offense with his ability to hit the ball out but also put together good at-bats and consistently put the barrel on the ball. It’s great to see Eric get some recognition for how talented of a player he is.”

The right-handed Sutherland improved to 8-1 with a stellar performance in Wednesday’s 2-0 win over the Billikens. He threw eight scoreless innings, allowed six hits and struck out seven.

The honor is the third of the season for Sutherland, who was a second-team all-conference pick and also earned all-academic honors.

“I’m extremely happy for Casey receiving this honor,” said pitching coach Parker Bangs. “He was a huge part of our success this season, especially down the stretch and in the conference tournament.”

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