Wake Forest Drills James Madison, 13-2
Feb. 23, 2003
Winston-Salem, N.C. -- The 7th-ranked Wake Forest baseball team blasted visiting James Madison 13-2 on Sunday afternoon at Hooks Stadium. The Deacons used a nine-run sixth inning with three home runs to pull away from the Dukes.
For Wake Forest (4-1), Seth Hill earned the victory, allowing just one earned run on five hits through seven innings of work with five strikeouts. The Deacons had several stars offensively on Sunday but Jamie D'Antona was the game's brightest. He had a two-run double in the third inning and a three-run homer in the sixth, finishing the game with a career-high six RBI.
Wake Forest owned a narrow 3-2 lead before the Deacon bats came alive in the bottom of the sixth. With one out, freshman Chris Getz nailed his first collegiate home run, a two-run shot. After the Deacons batted around, Getz drove in another run with a single. The inning also included three-run homers from Adam Bourassa and D'Antona, both Preseason All-Americans. James Madison (0-4) used four pitchers in the inning including starter Chris Cochran (0-1) who took the loss.
Getz' sixth-inning home run extended his hitting streak to five games. Ben Ingold went 3-for-4 on the day.
Offensively, Wake Forest scored ten or more runs for the third straight game. Through five games, the Deacons are averaging 13 runs per contest. Five players are hitting .400 or better and as a team, Wake Forest is hitting .348.
Wake Forest wraps up its homestand on Wednesday afternoon against High Point. Next weekend, the Deacons travel to Minneapolis to face Minnesota, #11 Notre Dame and #19 Nebraska at the Metrodome, home of the Minnesota Twins.