SPORTS

Wildcat Baseball Sweeps Georgetown, ‘Cats Undefeated

by | Feb 24, 2020 | Sports

Brett Centracchio crosses the plate in Sunday’s game vs. Georgetown. He was 3 for 3 in the game vs. the Hoyas.

 

DAVIDSON — Brett Centracchio hit the first two home runs by a Davidson Wildcat this season and propelled the Wildcats to a 10-2 win over Georgetown Sunday afternoon at Wilson Field.

The win completed not only the second weekend sweep of the season, but also the first 7-0 program start since … 1907.

Freshman Trey Donathan came in to close out the game for the ‘Cats.

The Wildcats led the Atlantic 10 with 67 home runs a year ago, with 46 of those hit by returners, but until Centracchio hit a two-run blast to right field in the third inning Sunday, none had flown off the bat for anyone with a block “D” on his helmet.

“I think it’s a good sign we’ve been winning without them,” said Centracchio, who hit nine home runs last season. “We have the confidence we’re going to win every game, but we respect everybody we play. We came in focused. It’s more fun to win than lose.”

Centracchio also blasted a two-run shot to right in the fifth, making it 6-0, on a 2-1 curveball.

“I saw it up, and it dropped right at my barrel,” he said. “It felt good.”

Centracchio finished 3-for-3 with five RBIs, having also driven in the game’s first run on an RBI-single in the first.

The Wildcats, once again, got a solid outing on the mound from a sophomore right-hander. Alex Fenton threw seven innings, allowed three hits and one unearned run, and struck out eight.

Davidson also took advantage of eight walks, seven hit batsmen and three balks and stole six bases, with all of that helping plate four runs. Leadoff hitter Matt Frey finished 1-for-1, with two walks, two hit batsmen, two stolen bases and three runs scored.

Garrett Browder drove in a run in the eighth with a bases-loaded single past third base.

Up Next
The Wildcats will host Winthrop at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Wilson Field.

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