Baseball Splits Saturday Games with Marist, Wins Series on Sunday
Sunday summary — Freshman right-hander Brycen Champey turned in a solid start and Wildcat batters hit early and often in a 12-2 win over Marist Sunday afternoon at Wilson Field.
The Wildcats improved to 9-10 with their second series win of the season and their third victory in the last four games. Sunday’s result was finalized after Marist batted in the seventh because of an agreed-upon 10-run mercy rule.
Anthony Torreso, Michael O’Shaughnessy and Jack Cotrone homered for the Wildcats, while Jacob Hinderleider drove in a game-high four runs, including the first two on a single to center in the first inning. Cotrone followed with an RBI-double before Torreso went deep with a three-run shot to right field. The freshman’s second home run made it 6-0 after an inning.
Starting for the third time, Champey (2-2) threw five innings, allowed three hits, walked two and struck out five. Both Marist runs were unearned.
Danny Rosenfield and Ed Hall pitched 1-2-3 innings in the sixth and seventh, respectively, to end it.
O’Shaughnessy’s two-run homer, his fifth, made it 8-1 in the second, before Hinderleider plated two more runs on a double in the fourth to make it 10-2. Cotrone (7 HRs) then homered for the second straight game to drive in Hinderleider and make it 12-2.
Nick Calero, O’Shaughnessy, Hinderleider and Cotrone all finished with multiple hits.
Saturday summary — Davidson baseball and Marist split an afternoon doubleheader Saturday at Wilson Field, with each team recording a seven-inning win.
The Wildcats took the first game 5-1, before the Red Foxes won the second 14-8. The series concludes with a 1 p.m. game Sunday.
Davidson right-hander Will Schomberg struck out a career-best nine batters and led the Wildcats to a 5-1 victory over the Red Foxes.
Schomberg improved to 2-1 with a five-inning performance, while allowing just two hits and one earned run and walking three. He started strong, striking out the side in the first and three more in the second.
Schomberg had early run support, too, in the form of a three-run double by Jacob Hinderleider in the first inning.
The Wildcats added a run in the second when Jacob Friend bunted in Joe Haney, and Nick Calero made it 5-1 in the fifth when he scored from third on a passed ball.
Pitcher Bennett Flynn came on in the sixth and kept Marist bats quiet over the final two frames, striking out four without allowing a hit.
Davidson hit three home runs and had the lead much of the way, but fell 14-8 after the Red Foxes scored 11 runs in the final three innings.
Jack Cotrone, Henry Koehler and Ryan Wilson all homered for Davidson as the Wildcats built an early 3-0 lead and led 8-6 after five.
Wilson’s home run, a solo shot to in the fifth, was his team-leading eighth of the season and tied the game at 6-6. Cotrone’s two-run homer, his sixth, came in a three-run first. And Koehler hit a solo shot in the fourth, his second of the year, to make it 5-3. A Cotrone RBI-single gave the Wildcats a 7-6 lead in the fifth, and Anthony Torreso followed with an RBI-double down the left field line.
Hinderleider and Calero doubled in runs in the first and second, respectively.
Starter Ryan Feczko threw four innings, allowing five hits and three earned runs and striking out two before handing the ball to the bullpen. AJ Pabst came into a two-on, no-out jam in the fifth and recorded three straight outs to keep the Wildcats in it.