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‘Cats Drop First Game to Lafayette

by | Mar 3, 2020 | Sports

Best hat at Friday night’s baseball game vs. Lafayette.

DAVIDSON — A solo home run by Parker Nolan in the sixth inning got Davidson on the board Friday night, but it also proved to be the Wildcats’ only hit in an 8-2 loss to Lafayette at Wilson Field.

With the loss, Davidson fell to 7-2.

Catcher Zach Nussbaum looks to the dugout for the sign.

Nolan became the first Wildcat not named Brett Centracchio to homer this year when he hit a one-out shot to the hill in right field to cut the Leopards’ lead to 5-1 and end JP Woodward’s no-hit bid. The sophomore outfielder from Wilmington hit one home run in seven at-bats last year, with his round-tripper coming against Toledo.

Davidson’s second run came in the seventh when Garrett Browder pinch hit and hit a sacrifice fly to left to score Greg Lowe and make it 5-2.

Davidson starter Gabe Levy threw seven innings, allowing three earned runs and six hits and striking out four. Freshmen relievers Ryan Kutz, Nolan DeVosand Will Schomberg covered the final two innings, with Schomberg striking out the side in the ninth.

A pop-up rain storm in the third inning delayed the game for 21 minutes.

See our News of Davidson album of photos from the game.

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