After dropping game one, the Bulldogs used big innings in the nightcap to earn a 7-5 comeback victory.
In a three-run third inning, the Bulldogs capitalized on a throwing error to score two runs. Simon Whiteman added a sac fly to score Tom Fuller, who reached on the run-scoring throwing error earlier in the inning, to give Yale a 6-4 lead.
Nambiar held the lead. He went six innings, struck out 11and allowed four runs.
After Davidson scored four in the first, Nambiar settled down to strike out the side in the second and retired 11 of 12 batters at one point.
Tyler Sapsford relieved Nambiar and struck out two over an inning and 1/3.
Sapsford struck out Andrew Born with two on and one out in the eighth. Dey came on to get the final out of the eighth and strand the two base runners.
Dey, who reached base four times in game two, added a solo homer to left center in the sixth for his team-leading fourth home run.
In game one, Davidson (9-5) starter Allen Barry pitched into the seventh, allowed five hits and earned the win in a 9-0 victory.
The Wildcats scored once in the third, twice in the fourth and once more in the fifth off Yale starter Scott Politz, who went six innings.
The two teams will play the series finale tomorrow at 1 p.m.
Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity