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Baseball to Host No. 22 Bryant This Weekend

by | Feb 24, 2022

Junior Jacob Hinderleider at bat during the ‘Cats midweek game vs. Radford.


Winners of their last three baseball games, the Davidson Wildcats will host No. 22 Bryant in a three-game series this weekend at Wilson Field.

Friday’s first pitch is set for 6 p.m., with Saturday and Sunday games set for 2 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.

“Bryant coming in as a nationally ranked team will be a good test for us this weekend,” says Davidson coach Rucker Taylor. “Their ranking is well deserved; they have a great program, and their consistent success is impressive. They are well-coached, and we expect them to play at a high level.”

Bryant enters the weekend 3-0 and ranked No. 22 by Baseball America after sweeping No. 12 East Carolina, a 2021 Super Regional team, last weekend in Greenville. It was the Bulldogs’ first sweep of a ranked opponent and landed them in the national rankings for the first time since 2016, when they reached the NCAA postseason.

Bryant, which has captured the last nine Northeast Conference regular-season titles, won 10-2, 5-4 and 4-3 over the Pirates.

For their efforts, Bulldogs Logan Allen and Collin Lowe earned weekly honors from the NEC.

Allen had two hits in each game against ECU, hitting .500 (6-for-12) with three RBIs, four runs scored, two stolen bases and two walks. He had an OPS of 1.071.

A right-hander, Lowe threw five scoreless innings, allowing four hits and striking out three, in the opening win over the Pirates.

Trevor Candelaria leads the Wildcats (3-1) with a .467 average (7-for-15), while Michael Carico is hitting .417. Both have hit a team-high three doubles, while Carico and John Hosmer lead the team with six RBIs. Jacob Hinderleider is hitting .385 and has the only home run so far.

On the mound, Ryan Feczko, Ryan Kutz, Nolan DeVos, Gabe Levy, Will Schomberg and Nick Shedleski have combined for 25.1 innings and a 2.57 ERA.

Bennett Flynn (2) and Levy (1) have secured saves.

The Wildcats are coming off a 6-4 win over Radford Tuesday night at Wilson Field.

Carico led the way with a bases-clearing double in the second inning, while Hosmer drove in two runs.

Shedleski and Schomberg carried the Wildcats through eight innings on the mound, before Levy ended a late Radford threat with back-to-back strikeouts.

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