Baseball Drops Doubleheader at NC State
RALEIGH — The Davidson baseball team hit three home runs Sunday, one more than No. 11 N.C. State, but the Wildcats came out on the short end of an afternoon doubleheader at Doak Field.
The Wolfpack scored 10 runs off nine hits in the bottom of the fifth inning to break open a tight game. Fedje-Johnson’s RBI-single in the top of the inning plated Garrett Browder and tied the game at 2-2. Fedje-Johnson, who homered against Morehead State Saturday night, hit a solo shot to left in the third, cutting the Wolfpack’s lead to 2-1. Nolan’s homer to left center came in the sixth.
A late lead was short-lived in the nightcap, as the Wildcats fell 6-4 after moving ahead 4-3 in the top of the seventh inning.
Trevor Candelaria doubled in a run to tie it at 3-3, then scored on John Hosmer’s go-ahead RBI-single up the middle. But N.C. State responded to the 4-3 deficit with three runs in the bottom of the inning off two hits and four walks.
Candelaria provided Davidson’s first runs on a two-run home run to left in the fifth inning, giving the Wildcats a 2-1 lead, after Michael Carico reached on a double.
Freshman Ryan Feczko got the start on the mound and threw five innings, allowing two earned runs and striking out three.
Davidson will host Toledo in a three-game weekend series beginning Friday at 6 p.m.