McLeod Leads Wake Forest Past Georgetown
Feb. 16, 2014
By Nick Sebesta, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeBaseball)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - John McLeod struck out a career-high 10 batters and only gave up two hits on Sunday as Wake Forest defeated Georgetown 3-2 at Wake Forest Baseball Park.
The Demon Deacons (1-1, 0-0 ACC) downed Georgetown (0-2) with a strong combined pitching effort with 14 total strikeouts and only two total walks.
McLeod went six innings and only walked two batters on 91 pitches. Garrett Kelly pitched one and two-third innings, earning the save and striking out three batters in his first career appearance on the mound.
Jimmy Redovian recorded the first home run of the season for Wake Forest while going two-for-four with two RBI and a run scored. Conor Keniry went two-for-three with a run scored and one RBI. Will Craig posted a hit for the second straight night.
Wake Forest got on the board first with Redovian's solo home run in the bottom of the third inning. It was the second career home run for Redovian.
McLeod shut down the Georgetown offense with 10 strikeouts, the most since Austin Stadler struck out 11 at Georgia Tech last season.
The Deacs scored two insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth as Keniry singled to bring Craig home. Redovian singled in the frame to plate Keniry as Wake Forest led 3-0.
Nate Jones came in relief of McLeod and only gave up one hit in one and one-third inning. Georgetown rallied late in the ninth as Steve Anderson singled in a run. Another run came home off a wild pitch but Kelly struck out Ryan Busch to end the game.
Matt Smith took the loss for the Hoyas as he gave up just one earned but walked five. Anderson finished the night one-for-three with an RBI.
Wake Forest plays Marshall in a doubleheader on Monday with the first game starting at 2 p.m.