UNC Charlotte Baseball Defeats Wake Forest 7-0
March 24, 1998

WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- UNC Charlotte's Jason Stanford pitched a complete game shutout as the 49ers defeated Wake Forest 7-0 in college baseball action at Hooks Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

UNC Charlotte improves to 14-11 while Wake Forest falls to 17-10.

Stanford (2-2) scattered seven hits on the way to his second win of the season. The left hander gave up five walks and struck out three batters. Freshman Danny Borrell (2-2) took the loss for Wake Forest as he started the game and pitched 6.2 innings giving up five runs and six hits.

The 49ers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the third inning when catcher Kirby Southerland led off with a double to right center field. He moved to third on a fly out by Eric Shanks before scoring on a single by second baseman Gerald Parr. Shortstop Joey Hammond drew a walk and both Hammond and Parr moved up a base on a single by Bo Robinson. Parr was plated on a balk by Borrell while Hammond scored on a ground out to second base.

UNCC got three more runs in the seventh, all with two outs in the inning. Parr had a single to left and moved to second via a walk by Hammond. Parr and Hammond pulled off a double steal to get both runners in scoring position. Robinson delivered a two RBI single off Wake reliever Eric Schmitt who entered the game for Borrell. James Matten followed with a double to plate Robinson.

Matt Briggs, Wake Forest's third relief pitcher of the day, gave up a run in the top of the ninth to make the final 7-0 in favor of the 49ers.

Parr finished the day 3-5 with two runs, two stolen bases and an RBI. Robinson was 2-4 with three RBI and one run scored.

The Deacons struggled offensively leaving at least one runner on base every inning and 14 runners total on the day. Ricky Mendez, Jon Palmieri and Andrew Riepe combined for all seven of the Wake Forest hits. Mendez and Palmieri were 2-4 while Riepe finished the game 3-4.

Wake Forest will play Davidson at Hooks Stadium tomorrow beginning at 3 p.m. in the final game of a 12-game homestand.