Breazeale Blasts Three in 18-8 Win
March 14, 2017
Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeBaseball)
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Ben Breazeale slugged three home runs as Wake Forest defeated High Point, 18-8, at Williard Stadium on Tuesday evening.
The Demon Deacons (13-5) have now had two hitters record three-homer games in the same season for the first time in program history. Gavin Sheets did so earlier this year.
Breazeale finished the game 5-for-6 with seven RBIs, singling twice in addition to his three homers. It was his first-career multi-homer game, and he also set career-highs in hits and RBIs. Johnny Aiello added three hits and a home run, while Sheets had two hits, a double and a homer.
Breazeale drilled his first longball of the day in the top of the first. After three walks, he hit an opposite-field grand slam, the second of his career, to put Wake Forest in front, 4-0.
High Point's (8-7) Josh Greene hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the first and Zack Gray hit a solo shot in the fourth to cut the Wake Forest advantage to 4-3.
Wake Forest responded with a six-run fifth inning, fueled by a two-run bomb by Breazeale, an RBI double by Sheets, an RBI by Jonathan Pryor and a pair of High Point errors, making the score 10-3.
Sheets hit a solo homer to spark a four-run sixth inning, which included an RBI single by Logan Harvey and two run-scoring wild pitches, pushing the lead to 14-3.
Zach Seal added an RBI single in the seventh, and the Deacs scored another on a Panther error.
After the Panthers scored three in the eighth, Breazeale and Aiello added back-to-back dingers in the top of the ninth to put the game away for good.
Wake Forest continues its five-game road swing this weekend, traveling to Duke for a three-game series at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
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