MacDougal's No-Hitter Leads No. 25 Wake Forest Past Duke, 5-0

March 12, 1999

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Junior righthander Mike MacDougal tossed the first no-hitter in 60 years for Wake Forest and head coach George Greer picked up his 500th career victory as the 25th-ranked Demon Deacons defeated Duke, 5-0, on Friday afternoon at Hooks Stadium.

With the victory, Wake Forest improves its record to 11-4 overall and 1-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while Duke drops to 10-10 and 0-1 in league play.

MacDougal (4-1) was in total command all afternoon as he allowed just two batters to reach base, both via walks. He finished the game with five strikeouts. The no-hitter was the first in Wake Forest history since the opening day of the 1939 season when three Demon Deacon pitchers combined to no-hit Springfield College. MacDougal's effort was only the second individual no-hitter in Wake Forest history, with the first coming in 1938 when George Wirtz turned the trick against Washington & Lee.

"I felt good out there today and I was really hitting my spots," said MacDougal. "But the main thing was that I had a great defense behind me today."

The win also marked the 500th career victory for Greer, whose record now stands at 500-384-6 in 18 years of coaching at the Division I level.

"Mike was just awesome today," said Greer. "He had dominant stuff and great location. To have a no-hitter come on the same day as my 500th career win is just unbelievable. I can't describe the feeling."

Wake Forest jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning courtesy of two Duke errors. The Deacs added two unearned runs in the fifth inning to close out the scoring. Shortstop Chase Voshell finished the game 3-for-4 while Scott Daeley and Andrew Riepe added two hits apiece.

Duke starter Chris Capuano (3-2) was the tough luck loser for the Blue Devils. He allowed five runs, only one of which was earned, on 10 hits in 7 1/3 innings of work.

Wake Forest and Duke will continue their three-game series on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at Hooks Stadium.


 

 

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