Baseball Gets Fried by Rice

Feb. 21, 1998

HOUSTON, Texas - Rice left-hander Mario Ramos tossed a complete game one-hitter to lead the Owls to a 2-0 victory over Wake Forest and hand the Demon Deacons their first loss of the season in the second round of the Holiday Inn Medical Center Tournament in Houston, Tex. With the victory, Rice improves to 7-4 while Wake Forest falls to 5-1. Ramos (3-1) shut down the Deacon offense for 6.2 innings before finally allowing a hit to Wake Forest,s Will Rikard with two outs in the top of the seventh inning. Ramos walked four batters on the afternoon and allowed Wake Forest only five baserunners on the day. No Wake Forest batter advanced past second base in the game.

Wake Forest starter Jeremy Ward (1-1) was saddled with the loss despite an outstanding performance. Ward went the distance for the Deacs, tossing eight innings and allowing eight hits and three walks with five strikeouts. Ward allowed two runs, only one of which was earned. Rice scored in the bottom of the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Kevin Hodge after a walk, single and an error. The Owls added their second run in the fifth when Jeremy Bates singled and scored on a double by Jason Richards. Wake Forest continues in the Holiday Inn Medical Center Tournament on Sunday 12 p.m. CST when they face Northwestern (La.) State at Cameron Field.

                                                  
WAKE FOREST 0 (5-1)                                                 RICE 2 (7-4)

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A                Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A
----------------------------------------------------                ----------------------------------------------------
Scott Daeley cf...........  3  0  0  0    1  0  4  0                J.J. Savarino cf..........  3  0  1  0    0  0  5  0 
Ricky Mendez dh...........  4  0  0  0    0  2  0  0                Jason Richards 2b.........  2  1  2  1    1  0  1  3 
Jon Palmieri 1b...........  3  0  0  0    1  0 13  0                Damon Thames ss...........  4  0  1  0    0  1  1  2 
Ben Danosky rf............  3  0  0  0    1  2  2  0                Kevin Hodge 3b............  3  0  0  1    0  2  0  1 
Will Rikard lf............  3  0  1  0    0  0  0  0                Justin Berg rf............  4  0  0  0    0  0  1  0 
Andrew Riepe c............  3  0  0  0    0  0  4  2                Zane Curry c..............  3  0  0  0    1  0  6  0 
Scott Siemon 3b...........  2  0  0  0    1  0  0  2                Jesse Kurtz-Nicholl 1b....  3  0  3  0    1  0 10  1 
Sunny Chiou 2b............  2  0  0  0    0  1  1  2                Matt Fox dh...............  4  0  0  0    0  1  0  0 
 Jason Aquilante ph........ 1  0  0  0    0  0  0  0                Jeremy Bates lf...........  3  1  1  0    0  1  3  0 
 Chris Turner 2b........... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0                Mario Ramos p.............  0  0  0  0    0  0  0  2 
Josh Otten ss.............  3  0  0  0    0  1  0  2                 
Jeremy Ward p.............  0  0  0  0    0  0  0  6                 

Totals.................... 27  0  1  0    4  6 24 14                Totals.................... 29  2  8  2    3  5 27  9 

Score by innings:                      R  H  E
----------------------------------------------
WAKE FOREST           000 000 000   -  0  1  3
RICE                  100 010 00    -  2  8  0
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E - Rikard(1), Siemon(4), Otten(2). 
LOB - WAKE FOREST 4, RICE 9. 
2B - Richards(3), Kurtz-Nichol(2). 
SB - Palmieri(2). CS - Rikard(1), Thames(4). 
SH - Savarino(1), Richards(3). SF - Hodge(1). 

WAKE FOREST            IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF                RICE                   IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF
-----------------------------------------------------               -----------------------------------------------------
Jeremy Ward.........  8.0   8   2   1   3   5  29 35                Mario Ramos.........  9.0   1   0   0   4   6  27 31 

Win - Ramos 3-1.  Loss - Ward 1-1.  Save - None.
Umpires - Home:Rick Nagy  1st:Bob Charmo  
Start: 1:00 pm   Time: 2:00   Attendance: 901

 

 

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