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Leopards Close Out First Weekend of Season

Feb. 24, 2013

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  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Lafayette 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 5 1
 Davidson 2 0 3 0 0 2 0 2 X 9 11 1

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 Pitching IP H R ER BB SO
 Mooney - W 5.0 3 2 2 1 7
 Massa - L 5.0 4 5 2 4 3
 Batting AB R
 Barna 4 3 2 2 0 1
 Hopek 2 1 2 2 2 1

DAVIDSON, N.C. - The Lafayette baseball team closed out its first weekend of play with 9-3 loss at Davidson on Sunday afternoon.

The Leopards trailed from the get-go. Andrew's Barna's two-out, two-run home run off Lafayette starter Michael Massa (5R, 2 ER, 4H, 3K, 4BB) put Davidson up 2-0 at the end of one.

The Wildcats (4-1) added three more in the third to take control of the game. A throwing error with two outs extended the inning and that allowed No. 5 hitter Lee Miller a chance at the plate. He connected for a three-run blast that put Davidson ahead 5-0.

The Leopards (0-3) made some noise in the top of the fourth. Kevin Casey got things going with a one-out single. Brad Hopek (2-for-2) did the rest of the work, scoring Casey with a two-run homer to trim the Davidson advantage to 5-2.

Robert Tatum took over for Massa to start the sixth and Davidson immediately pushed a across a pair of runs on hits by Daniel Gerow (double) and Ryan Lowe (single). Davidson led 7-2.

In the top of the eighth, Andrew Santomauro got things going for Lafayette. He wore a pitch for the team and moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. Andrew Ruck's one-out single to cut the deficit to 7-3.

In the Davidson eighth, the Wildcats put away the game with two runs off Casey, Lafayette's closer. Batting with two outs, Andrew Pope tripled home a run and later scored on Sam Foy's double to run the score to 9-3.

Davidson starter Danny Mooney earned the win, throwing five complete, allowing two runs on three hits, with seven strikeouts and a walk.

The Leopards are slated to open the home portion of their season on Tuesday when they host
La Salle at 3 p.m. at Kamine Stadium.