Davidson's run continues with 2-1 upset of FGCU

The road to Omaha got a whole lot easier for Davidson after Friday's win over North Carolina.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Justin Lebek and Eric Jones drove in runs to help Davidson pull its second upset in two nights, a 2-1 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday night.
 
Evan Roberts worked eight-plus innings to help the fourth-seeded Wildcats (34-24) move within one victory of a berth in the super regional round. Davidson knocked off top-seeded North Carolina, the tournament's No. 2 overall seed, on Friday night.
 
Lebek's RBI single in the second gave the Wildcats an early lead, and Jones' run-scoring single in the eighth made it a two-run game.
 
Nick Rivera homered off Roberts (4-1) in the ninth to pull second-seeded FGCU (43-19) within one run before closer Westin Whitmire came on and retired all three hitters he faced to earn his 13th save.
 
Josh Dye (8-5) struck out five for the Eagles, who face the Tar Heels on Sunday with the winner earning a rematch with Davidson.
 

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