COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The Davidson baseball program may not have much NCAA tournament experience, but they proved Friday they deserve to be there, and they’re not going to go away easily.
The Wildcats fell to Texas A&M in a 15-inning battle after fighting back from a 6-0 deficit in the sixth inning. Center fielder Cam Johnson helped spark the rally.
With one runner on, Johnson doubled to center field sending Brett Centracchio home. The Wildcats then scored two more off hits from Will Robertson and Brian Fortier to cut the deficit to 6-3.
In the seventh inning, Johnson did it again this time with a double to right field that scored one. Robertson made it a 6-5 game with a sac fly for the second out of the inning.
The Wildcats went quietly in the eighth, but they weren’t done yet. In the top of the ninth, Johnson delivered again with a RBI single up the middle. He finished the day with four hits and three RBI’s in eight at-bats.
The game-tying run from Johnson sent the Wildcats into a 15-inning battle with Texas A&M. The Aggies loaded the bases, then with two outs sent a single to right field that scored Braden Shewmake.
Davidson and Texas A&M play game two Saturday at 6 p.m. The Wildcats will need to win the next two to advance to the College World Series in Omaha.