The Citadel received stellar pitching and a pair of home runs from Bryan Altman to sweep a baseball doubleheader with Davidson on Saturday, winning the first game, 7-0, before holding off the Wildcats, 5-3, to conclude the series at Riley Park.
Matt Talley threw a three-hit shutout in game one, allowing only three hits, one walk and striking out a career-high nine to pick up his fourth win of the season. It was the first complete game of the left-hander's career.
Talley retired 17 Wildcats hitters in a row at one point and allowed only one hit through the first eight innings.
"I felt pretty good, tried to make things a little interesting in the ninth inning, but felt great overall," said Talley. "They hit the ball hard a few times, but the defense was there to make the plays. It was important to come out strong and take game one of this doubleheader."
It's the second complete game of the season for the Bulldogs and the third shutout of the year, the second in conference play.
Leading the Bulldog offense was David Greene, who went 4 for 4 with three RBIs. The four hits tied a career high for the sophomore third baseman.
Greene homered for the second time in the series in the third inning off Davidson starter Chris Lamb (2-6). Nick Orvin drew a walk and Brad Felder had an RBI double to right to make it 2-0.
Greene added an RBI single in the fourth inning and another in the sixth.
Altman, a former Summerville High standout, launched a homer over the left field wall to make it 7-0.
In game two, Bulldog starter Michael Clevinger tossed a career-high 7 1/3 innings, allowing nine hits, two runs, no walks and six punch-outs to pick up his third win of the season. It was the fourth consecutive start that the freshman right-hander has gone at least seven innings.
Davidson led 1-0 early before Altman hit a solo homer in the second. The blast was the 28th of his career for the redshirt senior, who moved into seventh place on the school's all-time career list.
The Bulldogs added three runs in the sixth inning, highlighted by a two-run double by William Ladd.
Citadel reliever Drew Mahaffey was able to strike out a pair of Wildcats to get out of the jam in the eighth. In the ninth, Davidson would get across a run off Mahaffey, but Raymond Copenhaver came in to record the final out on one pitch to earn his first save of the season.
Altman went 2 for 3 with a pair of runs, a homer and an RBI, while Justin Mackert went 3 for 3 with a run, an RBI and a sacrifice fly.
Overcash (5-1) took his first loss of the season for Davidson.
The Citadel will break for final exams and return to action on Friday on the road against Samford in a three-game set.