Nolan’s Grand Slam Caps Weekend Sweep of Spring Hill
Parker Nolan’s walk-off grand slam capped a six-run ninth-inning rally and lifted Davidson to an 8-5 win and series sweep over Spring Hill Sunday afternoon at Wilson Field.
Nolan’s shot to left with no outs was his first career grand slam and walk-off home
“Getting up there, I was not trying to do anything crazy,” he said. “I was just trying to plate another run.”
He swung on a 3-1 fastball, drove it to the left field hill and cleared the bases.
“I just kinda reacted,” he said.
Davidson entered the ninth trailing 5-2, but with the top of the order due. Alex Fedje-Johnson was hit by a pitch, and Henry Koehler beat out a bunt single. Ryan Wilson’s double to right-center made it 5-4, and Ruben Fontes singled behind him. Trevor Candelaria was then hit by a pitch to load the bases for Nolan.
“Parker capped the last game with a great swing,” said coach Rucker Taylor. “That inning was a lot of little things done right. Standing tough and taking HBPs, a good bunt, splitting a gap backside and finally backspinning a ball out.”
The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead in the first when Candelaria was hit with the bases loaded and cut into Spring Hill’s 4-1 lead in the sixth when Michael Carico scored on a passed ball.
“The pitching staff threw a lot of strikes this weekend and didn’t allow too many free bases,” said Taylor. “Outside of a couple of plays, we handled the ball well defensively and made a couple of nice plays.”