Baseball Falls to Auburn in Tiger Country, 7-3

March 5, 1999

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Auburn Tigers scored three runs in both the third and sixth innings en route to a 7-3 victory over Wake Forest at Paterson Field on Saturday night. It was the Deacons' first loss to a ranked opponent this season.

Wake Forest (7-4) was unable to capitalize on scoring opportunities in the third and fifth innings as they stranded two runners in both innings. Although the Deacons finished with more hits on the night than the Tigers, 11-10, Wake didn't have a single extra base hit. Ben Danosky, Andrew Riepe and Jason Aquilante each went 2-for-4 on the night.

Auburn (16-2), ranked number five according to Collegiate Baseball, smacked three doubles in the third to open the scoring. Todd Faulkner ripped a two-run double into left field following a run scoring double by Casey Dunn. Wake pitcher John Hendricks struck out the final two batters to end the inning. The Tigers added three more in the sixth on four hits. Hendricks (2-2) pitched seven innings, tying his career-high in strikeouts with nine.

Danny Borrell led off the Deacon ninth by reaching second base on a booted ball and then a throwing error on the recovery play. Back-to-back singles by Riepe and Stephen Sullivan ended the Auburn shutout as Borrell scored. Riepe brought home the Deacons' second run on a base knock to center by Aquilante. Sullivan then scored Wake's third and final run as Scott Daely grounded out to first.

Auburn's Ben Schoening (6-0) went seven plus innings to notch his sixth win of the season. Schoening allowed no runs on eight hits, striking out nine and walking only two.

Wake Forest will face it's second Southeastern Conference opponent in as many days as they take on Vanderbilt at Paterson Field on Saturday. Gametime is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Wake Forest    000    000    003 -    3    11    1
Auburn         003    003    00x -    7    10    2

WP - Schoening (6-0), LP - Hendricks (2-2) Time: 2:33 Attendance: 326