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Wake Forest Baseball Team Gets Big Win Over Marshall

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Wake Forest got closer to an NCAA Tournament berth.

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The Wake Forest baseball team traveled to West Virginia and came back with a big non-conference victory. The Deacs knocked off Marshall (30-18) by a score of 3-1 to improve to 32-20 on the season. The game lasted just seven innings due to fog, but the game still lasted enough to count as an official win for the Demon Deacons.

The win snapped Marshall's nine-game winning streak, and also moved the Deacs up to 24th in RPI. Wake Forest did all of its damage in the top half of the third inning. Gavin Sheets came to the plate with the bases loaded and connected for a double, which scored two base runners. The double extended his hit streak to 22 games, which is the third-longest in program history. Ben Breazeale then added an RBI single to cap off the third inning. Normally we'd discuss Will Craig's greatness at the plate, but Marshall respected his hitting prowess so much that he was intentionally walked 4 times.

Wake Forest will close out the regular season with a series against #4 Louisville. The series begins this Thursday at 6 p.m., and all games in the series will be broadcast on ESPN3. A series win would do wonders for Wake Forest's NCAA Tournament chances, but the Deacs probably just need to win one of three games. The ACC Tournament is scheduled to begin on May 24th.