Baseball Earn Series Split with Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. — Garrett Browder hit a grand slam to highlight a six-run sixth inning and seven Wildcats drove in runs Sunday afternoon in a 17-7 victory as Davidson earned a four-game series split at Richmond.
The Wildcats, who also won the second game of the series, improved to 22-20 overall and 6-10 in the Atlantic 10.
Browder’s grand slam to left was his first career home run and made it 16-7. It followed a Jacob Hinderleider RBI-single, and preceded Henry Koehler’s RBI-single that gave the Wildcats the necessary 10-run lead to induce the league’s mercy rule (after 7 innings).
The sixth was actually the Wildcats’ third big inning of the day. Davidson scored four runs in the second, highlighted by Ruben Fontes’ team-leading 12th home run of the season — a laser to right — and third in five games. In the seven-run fifth, Ryan Wilson hit both a solo home run and an RBI-single to lead the way, following his RBI-sacrifice fly in the second.
Jake Wilhoit got his first college hit in the second, then drove in two runs on a single in the fifth. Alex Fedje-Johnson plated runs on a second-inning double and a fifth-inning single, and Fontes added an RBI-single in the fifth, as he and Wilson finished with three RBIs apiece.
The Wildcats will be idle until May 13 when they welcome George Mason to Wilson Field for a four-game A-10 series.