Baseball Crushes UMass for Record Win
DAVIDSON — The Davidson bats were loud, and the UMass bats were quiet in a 28-0 Wildcats’ win Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.
Shortstop Jacob Hinderleider had his first two-homer game and drove in a career-best six to lead the Davidson offense, while right-hander Blake Helytossed a gem on the mound to secure the program-record 36th win of the season. Now 36-9 overall and 14-3 in the Atlantic 10, the Wildcats were two runs off the program’s scoring record, set in a 30-2 win at N.C. A&T during the 1992 season.
While the Davidson offense took control with a seven-run first inning and didn’t cool off, Hely worked efficiently, tossing six innings and allowing just two hits. He struck out six while improving to 8-0.
Hinderleider finished 4-for-5 at the plate, took his season home run total to 10 with a three-run shot in the third and a solo blast in the fifth and led an offense that had four players drive in at least four runs.
Henry Koehler was also 4-for-5 with four RBIs, while John Hosmer and Ryan Wilson also had multiple hits and drove in four runs apiece. Parker Nolan’ssolo home run in the second was his 11th of the year and made it 8-0, and Hosmer’s solo blast in the fifth, his sixth of the season, pushed the lead to 25-0. The Wildcats scored nine runs on eight hits in the fourth.
Michael Carico went 3-for-3 with three RBIs, including two on a first-inning double that closed out the 7-0 first. Nolan also finished with three hits, and Wilson, Hosmer, Jake Wilhoit and Trevor Candelaria had two hits apiece.
Hinderleider is the third Wildcat to homer twice in a game this year, following Nolan (April 3 vs. Richmond) and Carico (April 12 at Radford). Carico also drove in six at Radford.