Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Wildcat Sports Pulse

Davidson Basketball might be getting all of the attention this time of year, but there are some other student-athletes who have been putting up incredible performances in the last week.

Baseball sweeps Georgetown

In three games, the Wildcats drove home 42 runs as they blasted the Hoyas in the opening series of the 2007 campaign. The most dramatic game came on Sunday as Davidson found themselves down early after giving up 10 runs in the second inning. But the Wildcats slowly crept back into the game, led by Rob Wilson's impressive batting performance (4-5, 1 HR, 4 runs, 4 RBI). Davidson reached the 20 run mark and was able to cap Georgetown's scoring at 16.

Zach Kayne had an impressive weekend as he hit two home runs and drove in seven batters over the course of the series. Bobby Demuro pitched well from the bullpen as he gave up only one earned run in three appearances and recorded four K's. In his first career starts, Matt Webb played impressively tallying six RBI's over the weekend. Davidson will next face Ohio University this week at home.

Photo by Brian Westerholt

Track Sets New Records at Indoor Championships

Davidson's Brenna Burns was named as the Conference's Indoor Track Runner of the Year. She finished first the 3,000 meter race (9:53.83) and set a new school record with her second place finish the 5,000 meter race (17:08.63)

Freshman Kristen Meister was named Freshman Performer of the Year after she set a new conference record with a height of 1.81 meters in the high jump. That number was an NCAA provisional qualifier.

The women finished in eighth place overall while the men's team finished in a school-best third place.

1 comment:

WB said...

Good to see the baseball team having success.