Torreso’s Walk-off Hit Propels Baseball to Series Sweep
DAVIDSON — Anthony Torreso’s pinch-hit walk-off RBI-single lifted the Davidson baseball team to a 6-5 win over Tennessee Tech Sunday afternoon and delivered not only the Wildcats’ second straight dramatic win but their first series sweep of the year as well.
The Wildcats improved to 13-10 with their fifth straight victory and seventh in their last eight contests.
Torreso came on with the score tied 5-5, one out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth and batted, ironically, for Saturday’s walk-off grand slam hitter, Hunter Anderson. Torreso then lofted a ball down the right field line and just out of reach, allowing Jacob Hinderleider, who led off the inning with a walk, to score easily from third.
Davidson led 5-3 after five, first taking a 2-0 lead in the second when Michael O’Shaughnessy tripled and scored on Jacob Friend’s sacrifice bunt, and Tyler Douglasreached on an error to plate another run. In the fourth, Jack Cotrone’s solo home run, his ninth round-tripper of the year, tied it at 3-3, and Nick Calero’s RBI-single pushed the Wildcats ahead 4-3. Cotrone then drove in O’Shaughnessy (double) with an RBI-single in the fifth before the Golden Eagles got within a run in the sixth and tied it in the seventh.
Bennett Flynn (2-0) threw the last 3.1 innings and earned the victory after allowing two hits, one earned run and striking out four. He replaced Brycen Champey, who threw five innings after starter Jacob Peaden recorded the first two outs of the game and exited following a weather delay of one hour, 23 minutes.
The Wildcats will visit non-conference foe N.C. A&T Tuesday evening before entering Atlantic 10 Conference play next weekend.