No. 22 Wake Forest Downs Virginia Tech, 4-2

February 27, 1999

Box Score

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Wake Forest's John Hendricks tossed a complete game to lead 22nd-ranked Demon Deacons to a 4-2 victory over visiting Virginia Tech on Saturday afternoon at Hooks Stadium.

With the victory, Wake Forest improves its record to 5-3 on the season, while Virginia Tech drops to 1-2.

Hendricks (2-1), who tossed his 14th career complete game, allowed just one earned run on eight hits in the game. He walked two batters while striking out seven. Larry Bowles (0-1) suffered the loss for the Hokies after giving up three runs on six hits in 6.1 innings of work.

Virginia Tech took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fifth inning when John West singled and eventually scored on a wild pitch. Wake Forest took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the frame on a two-run homer by Corey Slavik, his second of the season.

The Hokies' Matt Griswold tied the score in the top of the sixth with a leadoff solo home run, his second long ball of the year.

With the score still tied at 2-2 in the seventh inning, the Demon Deacons' Scott Daeley delivered a bases-loaded RBI single to plate Carlos Brackley and give Wake Forest a 3-2 lead. Andrew Riepe blasted a solo home run, his second of the year, in the eighth inning to make the final score 4-2.

Brackley finished the day with three hits in four at bats while Riepe went 2-for-4. Virginia Tech's Addison Bowman went 3-for-4 on the afternoon.

Wake Forest and Virginia Tech will conclude their two-game series on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.