Baseball Downs East Tennessee State, 5-4

March 17, 1998

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Mike MacDougal tossed 7 1/3 strong innings to earn his third victory of the season and John Hendricks picked up his second save of the year to lead Wake Forest to a 5-4 victory over visiting East Tennessee State on Tuesday afternoon at Gene Hooks Stadium. With the victory, Wake Forest improves to 15-7 on the season while East Tennessee State falls to 5-12.

MacDougal (3-1) allowed four runs, only three of which were earned, on just three hits and four walks while striking out five. Hendricks earned the save by tossing the final 1 2/3 innings of the game. The Demon Deacons led 5-2 after six innigs, but the Buccaneers scratched back for single runs in both the seventh and the eighth inning. Ed Sparks scored in the seventh on a Wake Forest error and Ryan Wagner crossed the plate in the eighth on a wild pitch, but Hendricks shut the door on the Buccaneers, rally from that point.

East Tennessee State started the scoring in the top of the first inning when the Bucs plated two runs courtesy of two walks, two wild pitches and a sacrifice fly. Wake Forest answered with an unearned run in the bottom of the inning to make the score 2-1.

The Demon Deacons took the lead in the bottom of the third inning when Sunny Chiou singled and then scored on a ETSU error. Danny Borrell singled and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Scott Siemon. The Deacs added single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to push their lead to 5-2 before the Buccaneers mounted their rally.

Chiou finished the afternoon 2-for-2 with a RBI and two runs scored for the Demon Deacons. Borrell and Siemon both had two hits as well. ETSU,s Matt Nunley finished the game 2-for-4.

Izzy Olvera (0-1) took the loss for the Buccaneers despite a solid outing. He allowed five runs ^ three of which were earned ^ on 10 hits and four walks while striking out four in eight innings of work. Wake Forest and East Tennessee State will conclude their two game series on Wednesday at 3 p.m.