Baseball Shuts out East Tennessee State, 9-0
March 18, 1998

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest freshman Danny Borrell tossed six shutout innings and drove in three runs to lead the Demon Deacons to a 9-0 shutout over visiting East Tennessee State on Wednesday afternoon at Gene Hooks Stadium. With the victory, Wake Forest improved to 16-7 on the season while the Buccaneers fell to 5-13.

Borrell (2-1) shut down the East Tennesee State offense, allowing only one hit and not issuing a base on balls while striking out three. He retired 17 of the 19 batters he faced and no ETSU player reached second base while he was on the mound.

Peter Princi tossed a scoreless inning in relief before the game was called after seven innings due to rain and darkness. Borrell also shined at the plate, where he went 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBI on the afternoon. Ricky Mendez also drove in three runs as he went 2-for-4 with a home run.

Wake Forest opened the scoring in the botom of the first when Sunny Chiou walked and eventually scored on a Borrell sacrifice fly. The Deacs added two runs in the third on Mendez,s two-run homer. Wake Forest put five runs on the board and batted around in the fifth inning. The frame was highlighted by Borrell,s two-run triple while Mendez, Scott Siemon and Scott Daeley all drove in runs with singles. Ben Danosky added a solo home run in the sixth inning, his sixth blast of the year.

Heath Doyle (2-4) took the loss for the Buccaneers, allowing eight runs in 3 2/3 innings of work. Matt Williams pitched well in relief of Doyle, holding the Demon Deacons to just one run in 2 1/3 innings. Wake Forest will return to action Saturday when the Demon Deacons open a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series with Georgia Tech at 1:30 p.m. at Hooks Stadium.