Baseball Shut out by Richmond, 4-0
March 10, 1998

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Richmond junior Jim Dwyer (4-1) pitched eight scoreless innings to help give the Spiders a 4-0 victory over No. 20 Wake Forest in college baseball action on Tuesday afternoon at Hooks Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC.

Richmond improves to 11-4 on the season while Wake Forest falls to 13-4.

Dwyer scattered five hits while striking out six Deacons and only allowing one walk in eight innings. The closest Wake came to scoring on Dwyer was in the third inning. However, with runners on first and third and two outs, shortstop Josh Otten struck out swinging to end the inning.

The Spiders scored one run in the second inning off Wake Forest starter and losing pitcher Danny Borrell (1-1). First baseman G.R. Schalick led off the inning with a walk and advanced to third on a single by Jeff Wood. Borrell struck out Mike Reid to get the first out of the inning. John Wagler grounded out to second on what could have started an inning ending double play, but Borrell threw a wild pitch during the at bat that moved Wood to second. Schalick scored on the play giving the Spiders a 1-0 advantage.

In the fifth inning, Dwyer and center fielder Nic Jackson drew one out walks from Borrell. Dan Phipps followed with a pinch hit three-run homer to right center to give Richmond a 4-0 lead. It was Phipps first home run of the season.

Robbie Preston entered the game in the bottom of the ninth in relief of Dwyer. Preston gave up a lead off single to first baseman Jon Palmieri to lead off the inning. The hit helped Palmieri continue his 11-game hitting streak, but Wake Forest could not get a rally started and Cory Slavik flew out to right field to end the game.

Wake Forest will face East Carolina on Wednesday beginning at 2:30 p.m. at Hooks Stadium.



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