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BSB: NCCU shuts down Davidson

Posted February 21, 2013

For the first time in the modern era of the program, North Carolina Central University moved to 3-0 to start the season thanks to junior Jordan Quinn’s (Goldsboro, N.C.) seven strong innings and a number of solid defensive plays as the Eagles beat the Davidson Wildcats for the first time 3-1 on Wednesday afternoon at the Durham Athletic Park.

In meeting No. 10 between these two programs, leadoff batter Sam Foy drilled a double to right centerfield to begin the contest, but the Eagle defense stepped up when Michael Zeblo hit a hard liner back to Quinn who smartly threw to second getting Foy in a run-down, which led to Zeblo getting thrown out trying to advance to second base. That defensive play set the tone for the game.

NCCU answered in the bottom of the first as redshirt-senior Akeem Hood (Raleigh, N.C.) dribbled a bunt single down the third base line to record the first hit of the game. Moments later after junior Troy Marrow (Lutherville, Md.) was plunked by-a-pitch, the Eagles attempted a double steal that resulted in the first of two Davidson errors on the day which brought Hood around to score putting the maroon and gray up 1-0.

The Wildcats put another runner in scoring position in the second inning before junior Ronald Thompson (Chadbourn, N.C.) robbed DC’s Nathan Becker with a great catch at the wall in right field to keep Davidson off the board.

Senior Dylan Drayton (Raleigh, N.C.) led off the frame with a single and ended up at third with two outs, and he came around to score on Carter Williamson’s (Roanoke, Va.) rip to centerfield to plate the second Eagle run of the day to make it 2-0.

The third and final run of the day came after senior designated hitter Luis Diaz drilled a hard shot down the right field line to record his first double of the year, which was followed up by Marrow’s infield single that allowed Diaz to come around and score and put the maroon and gray up 3-0.

Through the third, fourth, and fifth innings of the game, Quinn settled in for the maroon and gray allowing just one hit during that three innings span to keep the Eagles in front.

The lone Davidson run of the day came on a solo shot by Lee Miller to right field to cut the margin to two at 3-1.

From that point on, pitching and defense were the name of the game as the Eagles turned two double plays, while junior Jacob Russell (Winston-Salem, N.C.) and senior Gavin Guarrera (Webster, N.Y.) combined to shut down the Davidson lineup to hold on for the 3-1 victory.

The win for NCCU is historic in a number of ways. For the first time in the modern era of the program, the Eagles are 3-0 to start the season, and the maroon and gray beat Davidson for the first time after dropping the previous nine contests to the Wildcats.

In earning his first win as an Eagle, Quinn threw seven innings, allowed only four hits, one earned run, and struck out five. Guarrera earned the save by throwing one inning and recording two strikeouts.

NCCU (3-0) moves on to a three-game set against Presbyterian College that begins on Friday, Feb. 22 at 3:00 p.m. at the Durham Athletic Park. Admission is free.

Stay up-to-date with North Carolina Central University Athletics by flying over to www.NCCUEaglePride.com, the official website of NCCU Athletics.

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