Final Score: Davidson 13, VCU 9
Location: Wilson Field (Davidson, N.C.)
Records: VCU 28-16 (11-7 A-10), Davidson 27-15 (12-6 A-10)
The Short Story: It was a slug fest at Wilson Field on Sunday afternoon, as both offenses went off for a combined 22 runs and 31 hits. However, it would be the VCU Rams coming out on the wrong side of it all, falling to the Davidson Wildcats by a final of 13-9.
- Hogan Brown continued his hot streak, putting up a 4-for-5 effort with a walk and two runs scored. In the previous two games combined, Brown reached base safely in 10 straight at-bats before grounding out in the 9th on Sunday.
- Daane Berezo was a key piece of the offense on Sunday, going 3-for-5 with with four RBI and two runs scored.
- Liam Hibbits also joined the three-hit club, going 3-for-5 with an RBI on the game.
- Paul Witt, Mitchel Lacey, and Steven Carpenter all added RBI's on the game, each collecting a hit. Lacey added a run scored, while Brett Willett chipped in with a double.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Both teams traded blows in the first, each scoring a run to make it 1-1 after one inning. They would do it again in the third inning, as VCU jumped to a 4-1 lead after a Berezo double and Carpenter single to put up a three spot. Davidson responded with a five-run third, led by an Eric Jones grand slam to take a 6-4 lead after three innings.
- VCU wasted no time taking back the lead, as their second straight three-run inning in the top of the fourth gave them a 7-6 advantage. Berezo and Lacey each pumped in RBI singles for the scores.
- The Rams would grab another run for a two-run cushion in the top of the fifth. With one out and runners on first and third, Berezo grounded a ball up the middle. He would beat the back end of the play to first to avoid a double play, with a run scoring on the play.
- Davidson tied the game at 8-8 in the bottom of the fifth on a Justin Lebek two-run shot.
- VCU's offense struggled to get back on the board over the next few innings, while the Wildcats took advantage of the opportunity. Davidson put up four runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 12-8 lead.
- The Black & Gold got a run back in the top of the eighth to come back within striking distance at 12-9 thanks to a Hibbits RBI single. But Davidson responded with a run in the bottom of the inning to take the 13-9 lead and hold it though the ninth.
VCU will return to action Tuesday, May 1 as the Rams will travel to Charlottesville to take on the Virginia Cavaliers for a mid-week non-conference matchup. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m. VCU previously defeated Virginia earlier this season at The Diamond 11-3 on March 28.