SPORTS

Baseball Sweeps Sienna

by | Mar 9, 2020 | Sports

Sophomore Alex Fenton had another strong performance on the mound. (photo from the game vs. Lafayette)

 

DAVIDSON — Ruben Fontes and Matt Frey homered for the second straight day, and the Davidson baseball team completed its third series sweep of the season with a 12-7 win over Siena Sunday afternoon at Wilson Field.

Overall, it’s the fourth series win for the Wildcats, who improved to 12-3.

“For most of the weekend, we played solid defense and threw strikes,” said coach Rucker Taylor. “We did some situational things well offensively early today and then had some big swings late in the game that gave us some separation.”

Davidson never lost the lead after moving ahead 5-3 in the third, but Siena (0-15) cut it to 7-6 with back-to-back solo home runs in the top of the seventh. The Wildcats’ then answered in the bottom half with Fontes’ two-run blast to right to make it 9-6.

Frey’s two-run shot to the same part of the park came in a three-run eighth, after Jacob Hinderleider’s RBI-triple, and made it 12-7.

Henry Koehler and Frey had RBI-singles in the second inning. In the third, Brett Centracchio had an RBI-single and scored on a wild pitch, and Greg Loweplated another run on a sacrifice fly to right. The fifth inning included RBI sacrifices by Hinderleider and Parker Nolan.

Starter Alex Fenton threw six innings, allowed four earned runs and seven hits and struck out seven to improve to 3-0.

Bennett Flynn entered with two on, one out and the go-ahead run at the plate in the eighth and closed it out from there to earn his second save of the weekend and fourth of the season.

Taylor said it was a fun weekend all around, as many alumni were on hand to watch.

“It started Friday night with an alumni batting practice and then the men’s basketball game vs. VCU,” he said. “We had a huge turnout for the doubleheader yesterday, and it was great to see so many former players back.”

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