Citadel swept by Davidson in baseball doubleheader

Despite hitting six home runs, including three by Joe Jackson, The Citadel found itself on the wrong end of a doubleheader against Davidson, falling to the Wildcats, 6-4 and 12-8 on Saturday at Riley Park.

The losses, which came one day after a 22-7 victory in the series opener, drops the Bulldogs to 28-21 and 15-9 in the Southern Conference. The Citadel had won nine of its previous 10 league games before the surprising sweep by Davidson (15-30, 10-17).

The Wildcats entered the game having won only one road game all season before posting 23 hits, including three homers of their own in the two contests. Davidson has won five of its past nine games at Riley Park.

Jackson homered twice in the first game and added another in the nightcap to give him 11 on the year after entering the 2013 campaign with only one round tripper his first two seasons. The junior catcher went 8 for 13 with seven runs scored and nine RBIs in the series, raising his team-leading total to 50 in the latter category.

Calvin Orth also homered in the first game and had two hits in both contests to run his hitting streak to a career-best 13, the longest for a Bulldog this season. Drew DeKerlegand had a grand slam and set a career high with five RBIs, and Johnathan Stokes contributed a solo shot in the second game. Hughston Armstrong went 0 for 4 in the opener to see his 11-game hitting streak come to an end.

Andrew Barna had three hits, including a double and homer in the first game, and a single and triple in the nightcap to hit for the cycle during the twinbill for the Wildcats.

The Bulldogs do not play during the week and return to action when they wrap up their home schedule with a series against rival College of Charleston. The first game is Friday at 4 p.m. and is the first of three Riley Park doubleheaders over the weekend with the Charleston RiverDogs also in action at home.