Baseball Rolls Past Winthrop 15-5 on the Road
ROCK HILL, S.C. — Tyler Douglas knocked in the go-ahead run, then hit his first career home run to helped push the Davidson baseball team past Winthrop 15-5 Tuesday night.
With the score knotted at 3-3 in the fourth, Douglas ripped a ball past short to score Ryan Wilson and give the Wildcats the lead they never lost. It started a 12-run barrage that Douglas added to with a three-run shot in the seventh, to make it 7-3, and bookended with a ninth-inning RBI-single that pushed it to 15-3.
Hosmer got the Wildcats started with a two-run homer, his third, in the second inning, and Candelaria’s seventh homer of the year made it 3-0 in the third.
Douglas finished 3-for-5 with a career-best five RBIs, while Wilson also had three hits, including two doubles. Five other Wildcats had multiple hits, and Michael Carico drew three walks for the second straight game. Hosmer, Candelaria, Wilson and Nolan drove in two runs apiece, and Nolan had the night’s only triple, his Atlantic 10 Conference-leading fourth of the year.
Isaac Fix got the start on the mound and worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the first, helping himself by starting a 1-2-3 double play. He threw 3.2 innings, allowing four hits and two earned runs, while striking out two in a no-decision.
Bennett Flynn threw the next 2.1 innings, holding the Eagles without a hit or run and striking out five. He improved to 2-1 with the win.
Davidson returns to A-10 play when it hosts Rhode Island this weekend. Friday’s series opener starts at 6 p.m. at Wilson Field.