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Wildcat Baseball Remains Undefeated, Earns Second Win Over Georgetown

by | Feb 22, 2020 | Sports

Alex Fedje-Johnson gets ready to put his bat on the ball to give the ‘Cats a walk off RBI and a win over the Georgetown Hoyas.

 

DAVIDSON — Alex Fedje-Johnson’s two-out walk-off RBI-single capped a Davidson rally and lifted the Wildcats to a 5-4 win over Georgetown Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

The Wildcats, who trailed 4-1 in the eighth, are now 6-0 for the first time since 2007.

It was Fedje-Johnson’s first walk-off hit in college, as he drove in Ruben Fontes from second base.

RHP Jake Biederman earned the save, after he came in at the top of the eight inning.

“I just got the barrel to it and started running,” said Fedje-Johnson, who was mobbed by his teammates near second.

Fedje-Johnson came to the plate with runners at first and third, the Wildcats trailing 4-3 and two outs. But a balk allowed Matt Frey to score, tying it at 4-4, and Fontes moved to second. Fedje-Johnson’s hit into left field allowed Fontes, who had an RBI-single in the sixth, to motor in for the winning score.

Davidson right-hander Jake Biederman earned the victory after entering in the eighth inning, with two outs and the bases loaded. It was Biederman’s first action since the 2018 season opener, as he has worked his way back from injury.

“It was exciting,” he said. “I was nervous going in and just tried to throw strikes.”

Biederman struck out the final batter in the eighth, then had a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

“Biederman gave us a chance to stay in the game,” said Fedje-Johnson. “It’s really exciting to see. We’re all fired up for him.”

Davidson’s first two runs came in the eighth, when Zach Nussbaum was hit with the bases loaded and Brett Centracchio hit a sacrifice fly to center.

Junior Ruben Fontes slides in home to score the winning run.

Wildcats starter Blake Hely threw six innings, allowing three earned runs and striking out five.

Davidson has also opened seasons 6-0 in 2001, 1933 and 1916 and was 6-0-1 in 1958.

The last time Davidson was 7-0 also came in ’07 … 1907. The best start in school history was in 1904, when Davidson started 9-0.

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