Deacs Down Boston College 8-0
March 22, 2014
By Nick Sebesta, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeBaseball)
SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Wake Forest defeated Boston College 8-0 on Saturday as the Demon Deacons won the series after taking the second game against the Eagles on Friday in ACC action.
Wake Forest (15-10, 5-4 ACC) was led by starting pitcher Connor Kaden who went 7.0 innings in the game and gave up just three hits with one walk, two strikeouts and no runs. The Demon Deacons won the series against Boston College, taking 2-of-3 in the series after taking the second game of a doubleheader on Friday. It is the first series win against Boston College on the road since 2008.
Matt Conway had two doubles with two RBIs to lead Wake Forest offensively against Boston College (7-14, 1-8 ACC). Grant Shambley also had two RBIs in the game while Will Craig, Charlie Morgan, Evan Stephens and Nate Mondou recorded an RBI.
Conway now has 59 career doubles which ties him fourth on the all-time in school history in the category with Pat Blair.
Kaden was efficient throughout his seven innings of work on the mound as he scattered just three hits and earned his second win of the season.
Wake Forest plated two runs in the top of the third inning as Shambley walked with the bases loaded after the three previous batters drew walks. Morgan then lined one to center field but the center fielder's diving catch was dropped and the outfielder threw and got the force out at second. A run scored on the play as the Demon Deacons went up 2-0.
Mondou had a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning as he scored Keniry giving Wake Forest a 3-0 lead. Conway doubled in the top of the fifth with runners on first and second as the Deacs made it a 5-0 advantage.
In the eighth inning, Stephens walked with the bases loaded followed by Shambley who had a sacrifice fly, putting Wake Forest up 7-0 on Boston College late in the game. A sacrifice fly from Craig scored Conway in the ninth inning after Conway doubled for the second time in the game.
Jeff Burke took the loss for Boston College on the mound.
Wake Forest is back in action on Tuesday when the Demon Deacons host Elon at 6 p.m. at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park.