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Davidson blanks GSU

Wildcats take 1st series from Eagles since 1999

Davidson blanks GSU

Davidson blanks GSU


DAVIDSON, N.C. -  Nick Neitzel held the Georgia Southern Eagles to four hits over six innings as the Davidson Wildcats took the three-game series with a 6-0 win at Wilson Field on Sunday.
Davidson (16-8, 7-2 SoCon), led by Forrest Brandt's four hits, tallied 14 hits on the day. Ryan Lowe was one of five Wildcats with multiple hits and hit a home run in the fourth inning to put Davidson up 4-0.
Neitzel (4-0) pitched into the seventh inning and did not allow more than one hit in an inning. The right hander picked up the win after striking out six batters and walking two. 
Eric Alonzo surrendered seven hits, three in the first inning, but stranded six base runners over three frames. Alonzo (2-3) took the loss after giving up single runs in the first and third innings. 
The Eagles tallied just six hits, with four coming from Ryan Cleveland and Aaron Palmer. The top third of the order went 0-for-9, but Cleveland singled in the second inning and doubled in the seventh inning to extend his hit streak to seven games. Palmer now has multiple hits in his last four contests. 
The Wildcats struck first for the third-straight day and scored a first inning run, the 24th allowed this season by GSU, on Forrest Brandt's two-out single. 
Davidson extended their lead to 2-0 on a RBI double from Lee Miller before taking a 4-0 lead in the fourth inning on Ryan Lowe's second homer of the season.
The Wildcats added a run in the seventh inning on a hard hit ball from Ty Middlebrooks that skipped past shortstop Dalton Busby. Brandt delivered a base hit back up the middle of the defense to score the Davidson's final run in the eighth inning. 
The Eagles stranded base runners on base in the final five innings and left a pair of runners stranded in the last three frames. 
Cleveland doubled to lead off the seventh inning but was left stranded after Chase Griffin struck out and Busby grounded back to the pitcher. 
The Eagles had two men reach to start the ninth inning but both were left stranded after Michael Goldberg struck out two batters and coaxed a fielder's choice to end the ball game. 
GSU will be back at home at J.I. Clements Stadium on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Eagles face Jacksonville on Tuesday at 6 p.m., before welcoming in the Kennesaw State Owls at 6 p.m., on Wednesday.

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