DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Andrew Barna homered and drove in four runs and Davidson pounded out 19 hits, including three round trippers, to blitz Furman, 22-2, in Southern Conference baseball action Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.
The win evened the series between the Wildcats (7-9, 3-5 SoCon) and Paladins (14-5, 5-3 SoCon) heading into Sunday's rubber game, which will be played at Greenville's Fluor Field beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Every Davidson starter scratched in the hit column as the Wildcats racked up 19 hits in the contest.
Davidson roughed up five Furman pitchers, including starter Elliott Warford (0-2), who lasted just 2 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on six hits.
The Wildcats struck for five runs in the third inning, combining five hits, including a leadoff home run by Michael Zeblo, with two stolen bases and an error to take command early.
Davidson came back with six runs in the fourth, highlighted by Barna's two-run blast to right center field, to extend the lead to 11-0, and Ryan Lowe's three-run bomb in the fifth capped a seven-run frame that stretched the Wildcats' lead to 18-0.
After Furman got on the board with two runs in the sixth, Davidson finished off its onslaught with four runs in the bottom of the inning.
The heavy lumber made an easy winner of Davidson starter Danny Mooney (3-1), who allowed only two runs on eight hits over seven innings. He walked two and struck out five.
Will Muzika went 3-for-4 with a double to lead Furman, which finished with nine hits.