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Wildcats’ Baseball Completes Sweep of Lehigh, 10-3

by | Feb 17, 2020 | Sports

Davidson’s Parker Nolan slides into home, scoring another run for the ‘Cats. While the new turf infield means the players aren’t sliding in dirt, you can still see the tiny pellets that get stirred up.

 

DAVIDSON — Davidson built an early lead, then regained it late to post a 10-3 win over Lehigh Sunday to complete the series sweep on the season’s opening weekend.

The Wildcats are now 3-0, with the victory following the 5-4 and 10-2 wins from Saturday.

Alex Fedje-Johnson has a look of determination after scoring a tie-breaking run for the ‘Cats.

“It was great to keep our momentum going and just continue what we did yesterday,” said freshman shortstop Jacob Hinderleider.

With the score tied 3-3 in the seventh, the Wildcats plated three runs on two hits, two walks and an error. Alex Fedje-Johnson scored when Parker Nolan reached on the error, and Trevor Candelaria followed with a two-RBI single to left.

Then the Wildcats blew the game open in the eighth, with Nolan’s single driving in a run and Greg Lowe delivering a bases-clearing double to left center.

“Great two-strike at-bat, got a nice barrel with two strikes and the bases loaded,” Hinderleider said of Lowe’s hit. “That’s huge for us.”

Sophomore Alex Fenton threw 6 innings for the ‘Cats in their final game against Lehigh.

Davidson starter Alex Fenton threw six innings, allowed six hits and three earned runs and struck out eight. Freshman Jacob Peaden struck out three in 1.2 relief innings and earned his first victory, and Bennett Flynn pitched a scoreless ninth in his debut. The game ended on a 4-6-3 double play from Matt Freyto Hinderleider to Walker Imwalle.

“Alex threw the ball well and got us off to a good start,” said coach Rucker Taylor. “Peaden pitched great again in a big spot, and we played defense all day, capped off with a pretty double play. Walker had another good swing early in the game, and Greg had a great two-strike swing that gave us some space late.”

Imwalle’s two-RBI double, which followed a Brett Centracchio RBI-single, gave the Wildcats a 3-0 lead in the first.

Lehigh tied it in the sixth, as Zack Miles drove in his third run of the game.

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