Well, you don’t see that every day. The Wake Forest baseball team defeated Elon 13-1 in seven innings, with the game ending early under a prearranged mercy rule (a rule perhaps devised in light of the Deacs’ 14-1 rout of the Phoenix on April 4th).
DEACS WIN! Coaches agreed pregame to use 10-run rule after 7, and No. 20 Wake Forest wins 13-1. Fastest to 25 wins since 2002 for the Deacs! pic.twitter.com/LeI5HwS5tc— Wake Forest Baseball (@WakeBaseball) April 13, 2017
Wake came into the game ranked 20th in the country and fresh off a 19-9 thrashing of Coastal Carolina. The game started relatively slowly, with Wake leading 2-1 after four innings. However, #RakeForest reared its beautiful head again in the fifth, with Wake scoring 6 runs to blow the game open and take an 8-1 lead. The runs came off a 2 RBI single by Gavin Sheets, followed by 2 RBI doubles by Ben Breazeale and Logan Harvey. Wake’s scoring rally took place after Elon earned two quick outs to start the inning.
Starting pitcher Colin Peluse faced 16 batters and struck out 5, allowing two hits and the single Elon run on the day (a home run by James Venuto). Altogether, Wake’s pitching staff gave up only three total hits.
Sheets and Stuart Fairchild each had 3 RBIs, and Breazeale, Mueller, and Harvey each had 2 RBIs.
The Deacs still are yet to lose a midweek game this season and are on an absolutely torrid pace on offense having scored 113 runs over the last 8 non-conference contests.
The game brings Wake to 25-10, while Elon drops to 16-18. Wake hosts a home series against Notre Dame this weekend, with the first game at 6pm on Friday.