No. 25 Baseball Downs UNC Greensboro, 4-3

March 10, 1999

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -Second baseman Jason Aquilante's solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning gave 25th-ranked Wake Forest a 4-3 victory over visiting UNC Greensboro on Wednesday afternoon at Hooks Stadium.

With the victory, Wake Forest improves its record to 10-4 on the season, while UNC Greensboro drops to 8-7.

John Hendricks (3-2) picked up the victory in relief for the Demon Deacons, tossing 2.2 shutout innings and allowing just one base hit to close out the game. With a runner on third and only one out in the top of the ninth inning, he worked out of a critical jam by getting a strikeout and a groundout to keep the score tied at 3-3 and give Wake Forest a chance to win the game in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Aquilante's solo blast, his first of the season, broke the tie and gave the Deacons the 4-3 win in the bottom of the ninth inning. He finished the afternoon with three hits in four at bats.

The Demon Deacons took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Andrew Riepe singled and eventually scored on a RBI single from Carlos Brackley. The Spartans came back to take a 2-1 lead in the third inning with a two-run single from Steve Mokan. Mokan finished the game a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBI.

Wake Forest tied the score at 2-2 in the fourth when Ben Danosky doubled and later scored on a sacrifice fly from Riepe. The Spartans again took a one-run lead in the top of the seventh with a solo home run from Mark Oetjen, but the Deacs promptly tied the score at 3-3 in the bottom of that frame when Ricky Mendez doubled to drive in Scott Daeley.

Aaron Horne (1-1) took the loss for the Spartans, allowing one run in 0.2 innings of work.

Wake Forest will return to action this weekend when the Demon Deacons host Duke in a three-game series beginning on Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. at Hooks Stadium.


 

 

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