Fischer Throws Complete Game as Deacs Down Georgia Tech
March 7, 2014
By Nick Sebesta, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeBaseball)
ATLANTA - Jack Fischer threw a complete game as Wake Forest defeated Georgia Tech 9-2 in the ACC opener for each team on Friday night. Fischer gave up just two runs and walked only two batters while striking out four in 120 pitches.
Locked in a 2-2 tie, the Demon Deacons (10-4, 1-0 ACC) put up six runs with two outs to blow open the tight game with the Yellow Jackets (7-6, 0-1 ACC). Fischer's complete game for Wake Forest was the first since Tim Cooney at Boston College in April of 2012. Wake Forest has now won four games in a row.
Charlie Morgan went 3-for-4 on the day with three RBIs and a home run. Will Craig also recorded a solo home run in the game. Ben Breazeale had two RBIs while Conor Keniry and Grant Shambley had one each.
Georgia Tech posted the first run in the game in the bottom of the first inning as Daniel Spingola walked and later scored on an RBI ground out.
Morgan recorded the first hit of the game for the Deacs as he smashed a home run to deep right center field for his first homer of the season to tie the game at 1-1. After a 1-2-3 inning for Fischer in the bottom of the third, Craig hit his second homer of the year to right center, putting Wake Forest up 2-1.
The Yellow Jackets scored a run in the bottom of the fourth inning to tie the game at 2-2 after a single up the middle by Thomas Smith. In the fifth inning, Georgia Tech's A.J. Murray tried to score from second base off a single to right field but Joey Rodriguez threw him out at home to preserve the 2-2 tie.
Wake Forest took the advantage in the sixth as Keniry roped a double down the left field line with two outs to put the Deacs up 3-2. Breazeale opened the lead as he pinch hit the next at-bat and sent a single up the middle to score two runs for the first RBIs of his career.
Leading 5-2, Shambley sent a single up the middle to score one followed by Morgan who doubled down the right field line with the bases loaded, plating two runs for an 8-2 lead. It was the best offensive inning for Wake Forest this season and all six runs came with two outs.
Fischer worked a 1-2-3 inning in the seventh inning and after Georgia Tech put a couple runners on base in the eighth, the Deacs recorded their third double play of the game to end the frame.
The Deacs added another run in the top of the ninth inning to make it a 9-2 game as an error from the second baseman for Georgia Tech allowed Craig to score from second.
Jonathan Roberts took the loss for Georgia Tech on the mound while Matt Gonzalez and Thomas Smith each had an RBI for the Yellow Jackets.
Wake Forest is back in action on Saturday with John McLeod scheduled to take the mound for a 4 p.m. start. The game can be heard live on WakeForestSports.com.