Baseball Hosts Tennessee Tech This Weekend
Davidson baseball will host its third straight home series — and final non-conference three-game set — this weekend when Tennessee Tech visits Wilson Field.
The Wildcats, now 10-10, will open the series Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Davidson has won four of its last five contests and is 5-0 in midweek games, including Tuesday’s 7-4 victory at Presbyterian. Last weekend, the Wildcats won their second weekend series of the season by taking two of three from Marist.
After the series with the Golden Eagles, the remaining eight weekend opponents will be from the Atlantic 10.
LATEST ON THE ‘CATS
Davidson’s offense continues to excel, and the Wildcats are atop the A-10 in numerous statistical categories.
The Wildcats lead the league with 36 home runs, 155 runs scored, 7.8 runs per game, 112 walks and 40 hit-by-pitches. Their .409 on-base percentage and .498 slugging percentage are also best in the conference.
Individually, outfielder/first baseman Ryan Wilson has been the catalyst. He’s the conference leader with a 1.342 OPS, nine home runs, 27 runs scored, 55 total bases, 14 hit-by-pitches, a .521 on-base percentage and a .821 slugging percentage. He’s hitting .358.
Second baseman Jack Cotrone is hitting a team-best .375 and leads the A-10 with 1.21 RBIs per game. He’s second in the A-10 with 23 RBIs (team-best) and seven home runs and third with a 1.253 OPS, 49 total bases and a .766 slugging percentage.
Outfielder/catcher Jacob Friend is first in the A-10 with 1.00 walks per game.
On the mound, right-hander Will Schomberg is setting the standard. He’s the league leader with an 0.91 WHIP, ranks second with 32 strikeouts, third with 11.37 strikeouts per nine innings and fourth with a 2.49 ERA.
This weekend will mark the first series between the Wildcats and Golden Eagles.
The teams have met only once, in 2015. Tennessee Tech won that meeting 12-5.
SCOUTING THE GOLDEN EAGLES
Tennessee Tech enters with an 8-12 record and having lost its last three contests, including a 13-5 loss to Middle Tennessee State Tuesday.
Preston Ford leads the way at the plate with a .327 average (16-for-49). Peyton Mills is the team leader with seven home runs and 21 RBIs.