Fedje-Johnson’s Double Propels Davidson Baseball Past Pirates
Alex Fedje-Johnson’s two-out, RBI-double to left-center delivered a 2-1 walk-off win for Davidson on the diamond Saturday night.
It’s the Wildcats’ third straight walk-off home win, following a 6-5 win on John Hosmer’s walk-off walk Friday and an 8-5 win over Spring Hill on March 21, when Parker Nolan ended it with a grand slam. It’s also the Wildcats’ 14th straight win at home.
“I felt pretty good at the plate most of the game, felt like I was seeing the ball well,” said Fedje-Johnson, who had a two-out walk-off RBI-single against Georgetown last year. “But I wanted to treat it like any other at-bat. I took a few deep breaths like I usually do and stepped in.”
Fedje-Johnson’s double one-hopped the wall, scoring pinch runner Brian Craven from second. Craven, who also scored the winning run Friday, was running for Matt Gravely, who walked.
Right-hander Blake Hely delivered a gem on the mound, throwing 8.1 innings and striking out six while allowing one earned run and five hits. He retired 15 of the 16 batters he faced from the end of the third inning to the start of the eighth, and he helped himself defensively with six 1-3 putouts.
“Blake was phenomenal,” said Fedje-Johnson. “He deserves all the credit. He pitched great and kept us in the game all night.”
Nolan DeVos came on in the ninth and struck out two batters, while stranding three Pirates.
Casey Dana’s RBI-groundout gave Seton Hall a 1-0 lead in the third inning. Davidson evened the score in the sixth when Trevor Candelaria scored on a wild pitch.