Wildcat Baseball Knocks Off No. 16 South Carolina 9-4
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.”
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.
The Wildcats will host Division II Spring Hill College (Ala.) at Wilson Field this weekend, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday.