Baseball Welcomes Winthrop Wednesday at Wilson
Having set the program record for regular-season wins over the weekend, the Davidson baseball team returns to the diamond when it hosts Winthrop Wednesday night.
First pitch is set for 6 p.m. at Wilson Field.
The Wildcats (33-9) most recently won two of three games at Atlantic 10 foe Saint Louis, with Sunday’s 13-7 victory pushing the Wildcats past the 32 regular-season wins of 2018. The single-season record for overall wins is 35, set during the 2017 run to the NCAA Super Regionals.
Outfielder Trevor Candelaria, named A-10 Player of the Week on Monday, has been a model of consistency in his senior season.
A First-Team A-10 pick last year, Candelaria has started all 42 games and hit second in the order every time. He’s leading the team with 22 multiple-hit games and 15 multi-RBI games and has reached base in the last 35 contests.
He leads the team with 44 RBIs, which ranks fourth in the A-10 and is also among the league leaders with a .358 average (10th), 14 doubles (8th), 63 hits (3rd), 105 total bases (4th), 47 runs (7th) and a .462 on-base percentage (7th).
SCOUTING THE EAGLES
Winthrop enters with a 13-28 record, and Wednesday’s game will be its first in just more than a week.
Joey Tepper and Dillon Martin hit .300 to lead the Winthrop bats. Tepper has a team-high 48 hits, while Martin is the team leader with 10 home runs and 33 RBIs.
The Eagles have lost their last seven games, with a 15-5 home loss to Davidson on April 19 the second in that stretch.
That night, Tyler Douglas went 3-for-5 with a home run and drove in five runs to lead the way, while John Hosmer and Candelaria also homered. Ryan Wilsonfinished with three hits, and in all, seven Wildcats had multiple hits.
Davidson relievers combined to strike out nine, while allowing just four hits and no earned runs, in 5.1 innings.