RAMS DEFEAT DAVIDSON 7-3 TO TIE WEEKEND SERIES AT ONE GAME APIECE

Final Score: VCU 7, Davidson 3
Location: Richmond, Va. (The Diamond)
Records: VCU (20-7, 4-1 A-10), Davison (14-8, 4-1 A-10)

The Short Story: Liam Hibbits' 3-run RBI propels Rams past Davidson 7-3. The win tied the weekend series and pushed VCU to 4-1 in conference play.

LEADING OFF 

  • Hibbits led the way for the Rams offensively, posting two hits in four at-bats to go along with three RBIs
  • Zac Ching and Brett Norwood combined to post three hits, two runs scored and two RBIs on Saturday
  • Hogan Brown chipped in two hits and two runs scored for the Rams
  • Jack Alkire earned his fourth win of the season, while Sam Ryan picked up his third save. The Rams bullpen struck out ten batters in the win­

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Hogan Brown scored the games opening run in the bottom of the first on a throwing error by the Davidson catcher.
  • Davidson tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the second, after M. Bazin scored on Candelaria's RBI single.   
  • The Wildcats took a 2-1 lead in the top of the third on a score by E. Jones. J. Lebek was credited with the RBI on the play.
  • Davidson extended their lead to 3-1 in the top of the fifth after E. Jones scored on a wild pitch.  
  • VCU retook the lead in the bottom of the sixth after Hibbits three-run double to left field allowed Ching, Norwood and Witt to score. The play put the Rams on top 4-3 heading into the seventh.
  • The Rams extended their lead to 7-3 in the bottom of the seventh on scores by Carpenter, Vay and Brown respectively. Taylor, Ching and Norwood earned RBIs in the process.
  • VCU's defense, led by Sam Ryan, shut down the Wildcats in the seventh through ninth innings, allowing no runs to score to secure a 7-3 win.

WHAT'S NEXT

VCU will be back in action tomorrow, March 31, for the final game of their weekend series with A-10 opponent Davidson. That matchup is slated for 1 p.m., at The Diamond in Richmond, Va.