Final Score: VCU 14, Davidson 0
Location: The Diamond (Richmond, Va.)
Records: VCU 20-15 (9-2 A-10), Davidson 18-14 (8-6 A-10)
The Short Story: After a loss Friday night, the VCU Rams responded in a big way on Saturday afternoon by scoring five runs in the bottom of the first inning and never looking back. Behind 17 hits, the Rams would defeat the Davidson Wildcats by a final score of 14-0. Every batter in VCU's starting nine would record a hit in the ballgame.
- Senior Brooks Vial spun a quality six inning of shutout baseball, scattering nine hits, one walk, and striking out four for his fifth win of the season.
- Darian Carpenter would put on a hitting clinic, going 3-for-4 with a double, home run, walk, three RBI and three runs scored. He now leads VCU in doubles with 11 on the season.
- Logan Farrar wouldn't be outdone, as his 2-for-4 afternoon with a home run, three RBI, and two runs scored would pace the top of the lineup.
- Zac Ching also turned in a three-hit day, going 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored.
- Steven Carpenter and Brett Willett each finished with two hits apiece as well, as Carpenter scored three runs while Willett turned in a pair of RBI's.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Farrar wasted no time at all getting the Rams on the board in the bottom of the first inning, as after a leadoff single by Daane Berezo he launched a two-run home run, putting the Rams up 2-0 early.
- As the Rams kept up the hits with both Steven Carpenter and Paul Witt, Darian Carpenter would bring home the former to extend the lead to 3-0.
- Brett Willett added a sacrifice fly, along with an RBI single from Ching to make things 5-0 after one inning of play.
- The big innings weren't done, as the Rams piled on another chunk of runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Featured by RBI doubles from Darian Carpenter and Ching, the Rams built up a 9-0 lead after five innings of play.
- VCU would add two in the bottom of the sixth inning, as Steven Carpenter forced an error from the pitcher on a ground ball just to the side of the pitcher's mound. The throwing error would allow Farrar to score from first. Paul Witt would follow with a groundout to score Carpenter to push the Ram lead to 11-0
- Farrar was back in the mix with another RBI in the bottom of the seventh, as his sacrifice fly gave the Rams a 12-0 lead.
- A solo home run from Darian Carpenter in the bottom of the eighth inning would put a cap on the scoring, giving the Rams a 13-0 lead.
- Jonathan Ebersole and Garrett Pearson would team up to take care of the seventh, eighth, and ninth innings in securing the VCU win.
VCU will return to action tomorrow, as the Rams will play host to the Davidson Wildcats at The Diamond in Atlantic 10 play. First pitch for Game 3 is slated for 1 p.m.