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Wildcat Baseball Knocks Off No. 16 South Carolina 9-4

by | Mar 18, 2021

RHP Jake Biederman was one of five Wildcat pitchers in the game vs. South Carolina. [photo from 2020]


COLUMBIA, S.C. — Davidson scored five runs in the third inning, then added to its total in the next three frames, en route to a 9-4 win over No. 16 South Carolina on the diamond Wednesday night.

It’s the Wildcats’ first win over a ranked opponent since they knocked off No. 10 Duke on March 10, 2020.

“The guys did some things really well tonight,” said coach Rucker Taylor. “We played clean defensively for the most part on a wet night. The pitchers executed at a nice rate and got some swing-and-miss on very good hitters. Offensively, some guys made adjustments, and we played a complete game on that side of the ball. I’m really happy for the guys.”

The third inning included a Ryan Wilson two-RBI double to left-center and a Parker Nolan infield RBI-single before John Hosmer’s two-RBI double down the left field line made it 5-1.

Michael Carico drove in two runs with a single to right in the fourth, making it 7-2, and Alex Fedje-Johnson’s RBI-single to right extended the lead to 8-2 in the fifth.

Trevor Candelaria’s sixth-inning solo home run to left, his fourth of the season, made it 9-3.

Five Wildcat pitchers — Jake Biederman, Will Schomberg, Jacob Walker, Bennett Flynn and Nolan DeVos — combined to cover the nine innings, allowing nine hits and three earned runs, while striking out nine. Walker, the second arm on in relief, threw 4.1 innings.

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The Wildcats will host Division II Spring Hill College (Ala.) at Wilson Field this weekend, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday.

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