No. 17 Wake Forest (30-13) defeated Davidson (21-17) yesterday by a score of 12-6, returning to its winning ways about a week after dropping a 6-1 game to Charlotte.
DEACS WIN! That's the fastest to 30 wins for Wake Forest (30-13) in more than a decade after beating Davidson, 12-6. pic.twitter.com/KwVkM7WsuG— Wake Forest Baseball (@WakeBaseball) April 27, 2017
The Deacs were scheduled to face UNCG on Tuesday, but the game was rained out.
The game was scoreless through three innings. Then, in the fourth, Johnny Aiello and Keegan Maronpot each hit a home run, giving Wake a 2-0 lead. Davidson scored twice in the fifth to tie the game at 2-2, but the Deacs scored 6 runs in the sixth to take the lead for good. Davidson pulled within 2 by scoring 3 runs in the seventh, but the Deacs scored twice in each of the eighth and ninth innings to double up the Wildcats’ score.
Because Wake does not play again until May 5th, it used seven pitchers. Parker Dunshee got the start and pitched three scoreless innings with five strikeouts. No other Deac pitched more than 1.2 innings.
I mentioned Aiello’s 4th inning homer above, but he repeated in the 8th to finish with 2 HR and 5 RBI. Stuart Fairchild added 3 RBI and had 2 doubles, and Jake Mueller hit 3 doubles.
SEE YA! Johnny Aiello with another bomb to straightaway center, bringing home two for his second multi-homer game of 2017! 10-6 Deacs. pic.twitter.com/LGcaQIDlzN— Wake Forest Baseball (@WakeBaseball) April 27, 2017
The Deacs have a week off before a big #therivalry series at home against Boston College next weekend. Wake Forest will look to increase its odds of hosting a sub-regional in the NCAA tournament, while BC will continue to fight for sole ownership of the 14th spot in the ACC.