Baseball Tops Winthrop For Third Straight Win
DAVIDSON — The Davidson Wildcats scored in all but two innings — before ending the game by 10-run rule in the eighth — in a 12-2 win over Winthrop Wednesday night at Wilson Field.
It’s the Wildcats’ third straight win and their 34th of the season, one shy of the program’s wins record set in 2017.
As it often has this year, Davidson shared the offensive load, as seven players drove in runs and four players had multiple hits. Jacob Hinderleider led the way, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs, including two on a bases-loaded ground rule double in the sixth, which made it 9-2.
Jake Wilhoit homered for the second straight game, clanking a solo shot off the light pole in left in the seventh, to push the lead to 10-2.
In the eighth, pinch hitter Jacob Friend’s RBI-single set the stage for Candelaria’s walk-off hit down the left field line.
Candelaria, Hosmer and Wilson had two hits apiece, with Candelaria turning in his team-leading 23rd multi-hit game.
The Wildcats had solid pitching throughout, and Isaac Fix earned his first career win, throwing four innings out of the bullpen. He allowed just three hits and struck out two.
The game’s start was delayed until 7:15 p.m. due to late-afternoon lightning.
The Wildcats return to Atlantic 10 Conference play when UMass visits for a three-game series beginning Friday.